Well worth a full read this one.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that it is folk music, but we stray into rocky stuff – some people even say folk-punk. I don’t know what the hell to call it,”

Greed and Gold is already a firm favourite with early listeners to the album. The Poor Man’s Heaven web interviews already revealed it was recorded in just one late-night take. Here Lakeman sheds more light on the dark story behind it:

“We did it in one take. It’s a ghostly story about a rich lady, Lady Howard from Tavistock, coming to visit a guy who makes love to her, takes her money and kills her.”

Full interview:‘Seth Lakeman on James Blunt, raving and marriage’, Gavin Martin, The Mirror, 3 July 2008 »