CD Review; Various Artists – Milk Of The Tree (Grapefruit)

Despite a few exceptions it wasn’t until the mid-1960s that independent female voices began to be heard and taken seriously in the music business.

Over three CD’s, Milk of The Tree revisits sixty tracks made in the late Sixties and early Seventies in both Britain and North America by either female solo artists or acts with featured female vocalists.

From acoustic folk to soft-rock psychedelia there is much to discover and rediscover from the likes of Jackie De Shannon, The Stone Poneys (featuring Linda Ronstadt), Pentangle, Melanie and Wales own Mary Hopkin.

A fascinating look at the female artists who trail blazed inspiration for many of today’s singer/songwriters and some great music to enjoy at the same time.