3LP beautiful hard casebound book style set featuring both of Auerbach’s official albums originally released on her own Christabel Records, plus a third disc of recFently unearthed, unheard material. Also includes previously unseen images, together with a personal message from Loren’s mother, Geraldine. Remastered from original tapes by Brian Pyle. Comes with high quality download. There’s an idea in Japanese culture which suggests that true beauty can only be achieved through imperfection, as its opposite is unattainable. ‘Colours Are Fading Fast’ - a beautifully presented 3 disc set by Loren Auerbach (alongside future husband Bert Jansch) is a case in point. Though Auerbach's voice is sure, it has a tenderness about it that is truly endearing - to listen to her sing is almost an invitation - close your eyes and you could be sitting with her in her living room, a hot cup of tea by your side. Auerbach’s two albums (‘Playing The Game’ and ‘After The Long Night’ respectively) are included here, alongside ‘In Moonlight’s Grace’ - a third disc of previously unheard and unreleased material, transferred and remastered from original tapes. This part of the triptych feels decidedly special as it documents what would become a great partnership between Loren and Bert - both creatively and romantically. Some of it is a work in process, some of it more polished, but all of it retains Loren’s particular charm, and the effect that it clearly had on those around her. Listening again to her works, it’s truly a wonder that she didn’t see the same recognition of Virginia Astley, Bridget St John or even Vashti Bunyan.
1. The Rainbow Man (from 'After The Long Night') 04:59 2. Frozen Beauty (from 'After The Long Night') 04:47 3. Christabel (from 'After The Long Night')05:02 4. So Lonely (from 'After The Long Night')07:19 5. Journey Of The Moon Through Sorrow (from 'After The Long Night') 07:36 6. Carousel (from 'Playing the Game')04:01 7. Weeping Willow Blues (from 'Playing the Game') 03:12 8. Give Me Love (from 'Playing the Game')04:05 9. I Can't Go Back (from 'Playing the Game') 03:29 10. Smiling Faces (from 'Playing the Game') 04:21 11. Yarrow (from 'Playing the Game') 04:27 12. Playing the Game (from 'Playing the Game') 04:07 13. Is It Real? (from 'Playing the Game')03:31 14. Sorrow (from 'Playing the Game') 03:40 15. Days and Nights (from 'Playing the Game') 05:27 16. Snowflakes 03:23 17. Just As Before 06:01 18. Leaving Station 05:33 19. Jody 05:05 20. Set You Free 05:57 21. Nothing To Improve 03:18 22. Tam Lin 06:45 23. Man Of The World 03:14 24. The Bank Of the Nile 07:18 25. There's A Man I Know 04:43