Remastered limited edition release on ‘Sunset Red’ vinyl.
Originally released on Pye’s alt-label Dawn, Trader Horne’s ‘Morning Way’ is widely agreed to be one of the unsung musical treasures of the 70s. Judy Dyble (ex Fairport Convention / Giles, Giles & Fripp, amongst others) and Jackie McAuley (Them) formed Trader Horne in 1969, naming their group – so the legend goes – after John Peel’s Nanny.
Trader Horne’s only album is a shining example of the cult British psychedelic era. By turns the album opens with folk song ‘Jenny May’, moving into pop territory on love song ’Sheena’ and something altogether more esoteric on ‘Velvet To Atone’.
Judy on her autoharp used on the recording: “The one I’d played in Fairport had been a stereo one, and was left behind when she left the band. John [Peel] gave me the only other solid body electric autoharp in the country at that time – used for Trader Horne this one was mono. I still have it. It still sounds lovely.”