[engl] Singer/songwriter Pete Ryder was a key player on two of the most rare and sought- after private folk albums from the UK: Paradise Square and Cair Paravel. Paradise Square was his first project, a group formed at Sheffield University's Christian Union in the early 70s. In 1974, the band released their only album as a private pressing of 100 copies (five stars in the Pokora book). Fragile, homemade lo- fi psychedelic folk with acoustic guitars, violin, delicate male- female vocals, Xian overtones and hints of Incredible String Band or Dando Shaft. Remastered sound, repro of the original insert plus liner notes by Richard Allen (Shindig!).