“Produced in 1970 by the legendary Joe Boyd, Just Another Diamond Day has long been considered a holy grail for Brit-folk record collectors, with original copies of the album fetching over $1,000 at auction. It shouldn't take many listens to realize why it's so highly regarded; Just Another Diamond Day is, in its own humble way, nearly a thing of perfection.” PITCHFORK 9.0
Vashti BunyanĘs legendary debut album from 1970 finally gets a UK vinyl repressing. Produced by Joe Boyd for Witchseason Productions and originally released on Philips in 1970, the album features contributions from Fairport ConventionĘs Simon Nicol and Dave Swarbrick and The Incredible String BandĘs Robin Williamson.
The songs mostly concern the events that took place when Vashti and her lover travelled to the Hebrides in a horse and cart to join up with DonovanĘs artistic community but by the tiime they got there that community had all left.
This story has been brilliantly told in Kieran EvansĘ rarely seen 2008 film Vashti Bunyan: From Here To Before.