Editors’ Notes After a brief fling as a Marianne Faithfull-style mod-pop chanteuse, Vashti Bunyan dropped out of the London scene, riding up to the Outer Hebrides with her boyfriend in a horse and buggy. Written on the road and on the rural Scottish islands themselves, these songs are delicate and pastoral, with Bunyan's clear, bell-like voice and unembellished acoustic guitar front and center. A sense of melancholy prevails, although the childlike joy of "Lily Pond" and the jaunty "Jog Along Bess" lighten the somewhat disconsolate mood considerably.

SONG
Diamond Day
1
1:47
 
Glow Worms
2
2:16
 
Lily Pond
3
1:24
 
Timothy Grub
4
3:15
 
Where I Like to Stand
5
2:21
 
Swallow Song
6
2:16
 
Window Over the Bay
7
1:47
 
Rose Hip November
8
2:27
 
Come Wind Come Rain
9
2:07
 
Hebridean Sun
10
1:13
 
Rainbow River
11
3:22
 
Trawlerman's Song
12
1:56
 
Jog Along Bess
13
3:36
 
Iris's Song for Us
14
1:33
 
Love Song
15
1:58
 
I'd Like to Walk Around In Your Mind
16
2:15
 
Winter Is Blue
17
1:48
 
Iris's Song (Version 2)
18
2:31
 

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