Second Spring

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Second Spring
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1970
GenreFolk rock, country rock
LabelVinyl: Uni (Europe), Decca (US) CD: Line / BGO
ProducerIan Matthews
Ian Matthews chronology
Matthews' Southern Comfort
Second Spring
Later That Same Year
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideC[2]

Second Spring is a 1970 album by country rock/folk rock musician Ian Matthews' band Matthews Southern Comfort. It was Matthews' second album after his departure from Fairport Convention and was recorded with the touring band he put together following the release of his first solo LP, Matthews' Southern Comfort. It was released on the Uni label in July 1970.

The original vinyl album was reissued on CD by Line Records in Germany in 1993, and a remastered version was released by BGO Records in 1996 as part of a 2-on-1 release with Matthews' Southern Comfort.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ballad Of Obray Ramsey" (Ian Matthews) - 2:25
  2. "Moses In The Sunshine" (Carl Barnwell) - 6:18
  3. "Jinkson Johnson" (Ian Matthews) - 5:29
  4. "Tale Of The Trial" (Ian Matthews) - 2:42
  5. "Blood Red Roses" (Ian Matthews) - 2:27
  6. "Even As" (Carl Barnwell) - 2:49
  7. "Darcy Farrow" (Tom Campbell, Steve Gillette) - 3:34
  8. "Something In The Way She Moves" (James Taylor) - 4:48
  9. "Southern Comfort" (Sylvia Tyson) - 7:47


Guest Musicians


  • Production: Ian Matthews and Southern Comfort
  • Production Coordinator: Steve Barlby
  • Recording Engineers: Robin Black at Morgan Studios, London on tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 9; John Wood at Sound Techniques Studios, London on tracks 3, 7 and 8.
  • Art Direction: Paul Whitehead
  • Cover Design: Ian Matthews
  • Photography: Ray Stevenson


  1. ^ Worbois, Jim. Second Spring at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: M". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 7, 2019 – via