Available again after thirty years - Updated re-issue
WAITING FOR THE LEAVES
FTBT 2CD2 2 CDs + 16pp Booklet in Double DVD case
42 tracks over 150 minutes Re-issued 2007
Rick Keeling was a well known and popular singer-songwriter on the Souths
folk scene during the early 1970s, when he was a resident singer at the Cutty Wren Folk Club in Hythe. He was also a regular performer on Alberts Gang, the popular Live childrens programme broadcast every Sunday for many years, by BBC Radio Solent.
In 1974 Ricks cassette Waiting For The Leaves was released. Also featuring Roger Moss and friends from the local folk scene, it is re-issued here with 27 extra tracks and a 16pp booklet.
By the time the cassette was released Rick had moved away to live and work in Suffolk, where he continued to write and perform. Sadly he died in 1988, aged 43.
All the songs were written by Rick, except Tomorrow's Sunshine which was written by his life-long friend and musical companion, the late Jack Holt.
Forest Tracks have a proud history: they were the label to put faith in the late Rick Keeling when others ignored him. (And he remains perhaps the most charismatic home-grown folk performer I ever saw. Some claim, that.)"
Dai Woosnam - The Living Tradition
Originally issued on cassette in 1974