22 Oct 2014

Music with Marty Duda

From Nine To Noon, 11:08 am on 22 October 2014

Like Rodriguez, Karen Dalton and Lewis, Vashti Bunyan is one of those obscure recording artists who recorded one or two albums 40-plus years ago, dropped out of sight, then was rediscovered in the 21st century. Vashti's long-out-of print 1970 album, 'Just Another Diamond Day' is now regarded as an English folk classic after it was reissued in 2000. As it turned out, Vashti began her career in 1965 when she was discovered by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham and signed up to be the next Marianne Faithfull. That didn't work out, and when the Joe Boyd-produced Just Another Diamond flopped, Vashti abandoned her musical career for more domestic matters. Since her re-discovery, she has recorded 'Lookaftering' in 2005 and now, her latest, and most likely, last album, 'Heartleap' has just been released.