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Just Another Diamond Day – Vashti Bunyan

Just Another Diamond Day

1970, 8.5/10
Vashti Bunyan recorded a couple of unsuccessful singles in the mid 1960s. When these failed to meet with success, she was dropped from her record label by Andrew Loog Oldham. She travelled through Scotland in a horse and cart, and during this time she composed the songs for Just Another Diamond Day. The album was produced by Joe Boyd, and it includes folk-rock fixtures like Dave Swarbrick and Simon Nicol from Fairport Convention, Nick Drake’s string arranger Robert Kirby, and Robin Williamson.

Just Another Diamond Day is comparable to Nick Drake’s work, but while Drake’s work is often gloomy and pessimistic, Bunyan’s work is twee and charming. The songs are about the things that Bunyan observed on her journey, like ‘Glow Worms’ and ‘Lily Pond’, and the songs are full of innocence and beauty. Bunyan’s voice is mild and pretty, and the arrangements are also gentle and charming, adding up to a beautiful period piece that’s full of enchantment and wonder.

Famously, Just Another Diamond Day only sold a few hundred copies, and Bunyan left the music industry. In the meantime, her only album had become a sought after treasure, and it was re-released on CD in 2000 and allowed Bunyan to record two further albums in the 21st century.

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