Judy Dyble, a member of Fairport Convention for its first album, collaborates with King Crimson’s Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald and Pat Mastelotto on this exclusive stream, courtesy of Gonzo Multimedia.
Dyble first worked with Fripp and McDonald just before the founding of Crimson, only to reunite with them as part of the 2008 project Talking with Strangers. This album — with the 19-minute epic “Harpsong” as its stirring finale — is now set to be released for the first time ever in the U.S.
Said to be an autobiographical journey through Dyble’s career in music, “Harpsong” also includes appearances by No-Man’s Tim Bowness on vocals and additional guitars, Fairport Convention co-founder Simon Nicol on acoustic, All About Eve’s Julianne Regan on background vocals, Laurie A’Court on sax and multi-instrumentalist Alistair Murphy, among others.
Dyble’s connection with King Crimson also includes her appearance on the Giles, Giles and Fripp archival project The Brondesbury Tapes, which included early takes on “I Talk to the Wind” — later found on Crimson’s debut. She also included, on Talking with Strangers, a new version of “C’est La Vie” from Crimson co-founders Greg Lake and Pete Sinfield — though that song ultimately appeared on Works from Emerson Lake and Palmer.
Classic Rock magazine named Talking with Strangers to its Best of 2009 list. The album is available for purchase through Gonzo Multimedia at: https://www.gonzomultimedia.com/product_details/15535/Judy_Dyble-Talking_With_Strangers.html.