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Iain Matthews: The Art of Obscurity

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Iain Matthews has come to be something of a past master of the concept in this album title. Not the highest profile member of Fairport convention--Sandy Dennis and Richard Thompson hold that designation--the singer/musician has nevertheless continued to maintain a more than respectable profile for decades, through his assembly of Matthews Southern Comfort, Plainsong and a solo career that, in introducing his wryly titled The Art of Obscurity, may now be giving way again to collaborative endeavors. Not that this, his first album released in America for fifteen years, doesn't highlight his talents by utilizing those of others. ...



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