RIP: Celia Humphris

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RIP: Celia Humphris

Postby Carlisle Wheeling » 13 Jan 2021, 15:19

Matt's Fifty Years Ago Today thread had me compiling my own I971 albums list and that lead to another spin for Trees' On The Shore, always a favourite but rarely mentioned away from BCB. A couple of days later I came across the sad news that Celia Humphris has passed away.

Both Trees albums are favourites of mine, and in any cull of my collection, they are guaranteed to remain. Celia provided distinctive and atmospheric vocals and I'm very sorry to hear the sad news. Like many, I never got to see Trees play live. Did anyone hear have the pleasure? I read occasional interviews over the years but lost touch with her. Feel free to add to her story.

Once again I'm going to play the two Trees albums, something I've done many times over the last half century! RIP Celia.


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Re: RIP: Celia Humphris

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 13 Jan 2021, 15:43

Dear Lord!

They only very recently got the box treatment. I didn't buy it because I already owned their albums.

What a shock. I believe she got interviewed by the major UK music mags.
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Re: RIP: Celia Humphris

Postby C » 13 Jan 2021, 15:48

That is very sad news

Celia had a lovely voice - I was a big fan of both albums.

The band had a nice gritty electric sound reminiscent of Fairport during the Thompson days

Both albums have featured in Prog Synch Listens but many years ago.

Perhaps an In Memoriam is required...?

But which album....

Tough

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Re: RIP: Celia Humphris

Postby Neige » 13 Jan 2021, 15:54

Just when they beautiful box set was released...


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Re: RIP: Celia Humphris

Postby C » 13 Jan 2021, 16:10

C wrote:
Perhaps an In Memoriam is required...?

But which album....

Tough


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On the Shore is more proggy - wouldn't you agree?






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Re: RIP: Celia Humphris

Postby Carlisle Wheeling » 13 Jan 2021, 16:39

C wrote:On the Shore is more proggy - wouldn't you agree?



Yeah, and it's my favourite of the two but that's splitting hairs!

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Re: RIP: Celia Humphris

Postby C » 13 Jan 2021, 16:58

Carlisle Wheeling wrote:
C wrote:On the Shore is more proggy - wouldn't you agree?



Yeah, and it's my favourite of the two but that's splitting hairs!


Yes - it is a tough call Dave





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Re: RIP: Celia Humphris

Postby John aka Josh » 13 Jan 2021, 21:23

Another great vocalist gone, sad news.




Both Trees albums are excellent.
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Re: RIP: Celia Humphris

Postby pcqgod » 13 Jan 2021, 22:33

Those two Trees albums are great.

R.I.P. Celia.
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Re: RIP: Celia Humphris

Postby C » 14 Jan 2021, 12:16

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