Dave Evans and his magnificent debut 1971 -The Words In Be/tween-. Like many albums of the era / and inclination / @Words@ was recorded straight to tape in someone-s home (in this instance, Ian Anderson-s) / one has only to look a little further to realise that the sounds Dave Evans relayed to a shiny new Revox were unique. Not just the songs, but the guitar on which he played< every aspect of his sound was of his own design. Evans has rightfully earned cult status amongst anyone with an ear for the fingerpicking style of guitar. Even the most cursory glance at his -Old Grey Whistle Test- session is enough to leave one spellbound, Lou Reed (in the audience at the time) was said to have been completely mes/merised by Evans- phenomenal yet seemingly effortless touch. As far as comparisons go, Evans could easily sit alongside the likes of Robbie Basho or John Fahey in terms of technical ability, but the rarity of his talent lies in his gift for melody, which is re/layed both instrumentally, and via his sweet Welsh lilt. In a world where it seems as though every guitar LP of the 60s and 70s has been scrutinised within an inch of its life, -The Words In Between- might just be that rare thing> a wonderfully arcane gem. @The Words in Between- feels clear and effortless. It-s a recording of just guitar and voice, and really does guide us to the spaces in/between, where we find solace, a calm warmth. Dave's consoling voice comes through in his words, and his exquisite guitar playing guides us along on this lovely journey. I-m so happy that this album will be put back into the world // for new ears to love, and for the old, worn out copies to be replaced.@ Steve Gunn.