Fire & Fleet & Candlelight
|Fire & Fleet & Candlelight|
|Studio album by Buffy Sainte-Marie|
|Buffy Sainte-Marie chronology|
More than its predecessor Little Wheel Spin and Spin, it marked a significant departure from the simple folk songs of her first two albums. Following the same path that Joan Baez and Judy Collins were taking at the time, Sainte-Marie relies on the orchestration of Peter Schickele on "Summer Boy", "The Carousel" and "Hey Little Bird". In contrast, "The Circle Game" and "97 Men in This Town Would Give a Half a Grand in Silver Just to Follow Me Down" feature for the first time a full rock band consisting of Bruce Langhorne on electric guitar, Alexis Rogers on drums and Russ Savakus on bass. "Song to a Seagull", the other Joni Mitchell song, is a much simpler voice-and-guitar rendition.
Her version of the traditional hymn "Lyke Wake Dirge" predates the version by Pentangle by over two years and the album's title is taken from one of the lines in that song's chorus. "T'Es Pas un Autre" is a French language reworking of her well-known composition "Until It's Time for You to Go" that she originally recorded on her second album Many a Mile.
All tracks composed by Buffy Sainte-Marie; except where indicated
- "The Seeds of Brotherhood" - 1:24
- "Summer Boy" - 2:39
- "The Circle Game" (Joni Mitchell) - 2:51
- "Lyke Wake Dirge" (Benjamin Britten/Traditional) - 3:42
- "Song to a Seagull" (Joni Mitchell) - 3:15
- "Doggett's Gap" (Bascom Lamar Lunsford) - 1:36
- "The Wedding Song" - 2:12