Kscope are delighted to present “BLACKFIELD : AN ACCIDENT OF STARS: 2004 – 2017”, a collection of the band’s work from 2004 to 2017 released together for the first time. Housed in a deluxe book-set, with a 64-page book featuring liner notes by Anil Prasad at the center, it details the beginnings and inner workings of Blackfield’s journey through interviews and rare photos with both Steven and Aviv. This is a special, limited edition, one time pressing.
“The band’s palette is rich and assuredly dense. Strings stutter and fall, the tone can best be described as lush, gentle and reassuring” – Classic Rock Magazine
Aviv Geffen, one of Israel’s most iconic and best-selling musicians and Steven Wilson frontman of Porcupine Tree and solo artist extraordinaire have both built a dedicated global following. Working together as Blackfield, the two have cultivated a unique sound that brings together the best elements of both artists to create something completely unique, yet immediately identifiable. Something evident in this collection of their combined works as Aviv Geffen illustrates below:
“Steven and I connect across art, politics, and life in general. We’re always switching around between ideas when we’re together. That’s why our partnership works so well. You can feel the love in Blackfield.” - Aviv Geffen
Included are the first five albums (Blackfield / Blackfield II / Welcome to my DNA / Blackfield IV / Black V) as well as a bonus disc of the band’s previously unreleased incredible show at Paradiso Amsterdam from 2011 (Live DNA).
“melancholy Art Pop” – Visions
Alongside this will be a newly produced Blu-ray which has “Blackfield”, “Blackfield II” and “Welcome To My DNA” in 24bit 44.1kHz format, “Blackfield IV” and “Blackfield V” in 5.1 Surround Sound and High Resolution 24-bit Stereo, plus the bands’ promo videos from this period are also included and the 2007 concert film “Live in NY”
“BLACKFIELD : AN ACCIDENT OF STARS : 2004 – 2017” Contents: 1. Blackfield (2004) 2. Blackfield II (2007) 3. Welcome to my DNA (2011) 4. Blackfield IV (2013) 5. Blackfield V (2017) 6. Live DNA: Recorded at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 10th April 2011 - Previously unreleased 7. Blu-ray - Blackfield Hi-Res + Live in N.Y. & Official Promo Videos - Blackfield & Blackfield II - 24bit 44.1kHz - Welcome To My DNA - 24bit 96kHz - Blackfield IV & Blackfield V - 5.1 Surround Sound and High Resolution 24-bit Stereo - Live in NY - Visual Concert in 5.1 Surround and Stereo - Promo videos
**LIMITED EDITION POSTCARDS AVAILABLE WITH PRE-ORDERS WHILE STOCKS LAST!**
• A DELUXE LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET OF THE CLASSIC ALBUM BY THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT.
• THREE CDs AND ONE BLU-RAY DISC (REGION FREE), REMASTERED AND REMIXED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES BY ALAN PARSONS.
• FEATURING AN ADDITIONAL 42 BONUS TRACKS DRAWN FROM ERIC WOOLFSON’S SONGWRITING DIARIES, STUDIO SESSION OUT-TAKES AND A STUNNING NEW 5.1 SURROUND SOUND FROM THE ORIGINAL MULTI-TRACK MASTER TAPES BY ALAN PARSONS AND FOUR PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS.
• INCLUDES A LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK WITH NEW ESSAY AND A REPLICA POSTER.
First released in November 1980, “The Turn Of A Friendly Card” was the fifth album by The Alan Parsons Project, the brainchild of composer, musician and manager Eric Woolfson and celebrated producer and engineer Alan Parsons.
Inspired by the period in which both Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons had resided in Monte Carlo, this legendary album was recorded in Paris. The album sessions featured the contribution of musicians such as Ian Bairnson (guitars), David Paton (bass), Stuart Elliott (drums) with Eric Woolfson playing keyboards and providing lead vocals, along with Elmer Gantry, Chris Rainbow and Lenny Zakatek. “The Turn Of A Friendly Card” would become one of the biggest selling albums for The Alan Parsons Project, attaining gold status in many European countries and the USA. The album featured such classic compositions as “Games People Play,” “Time,” “The Gold Bug” and “The Turn Of A Friendly” suite which dominated the album’s second side.
This new deluxe edition comprises 3CDs and a Blu-Ray disc (Region Free) with an additional 42 tracks drawn from Eric Woolfson’s song-writing diaries, studio session out-takes and a stunning new 5.1 surround sound mix by Alan Parsons and a high resolution remastered original stereo mix, along with the promotional videos of “Games People Play,” “The Gold Bug” and “The Turn Of A Friendly Card” plus a promotional television advertisement. This stunning set also features a lavish illustrated book with a new essay with photos, memorabilia and features recollections from Alan Parsons and Sally Woolfson. It also includes a reproduction poster.
DISC ONE THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD’ REMASTERED 1 MAY BE A PRICE TO PAY 2 GAMES PEOPLE PLAY 3 TIME 4 I DON’T WANNA GO HOME 5 THE GOLD BUG 6 THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD (PART ONE) 7 SNAKE EYES 8 THE ACE OF SWORDS 9 NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE 10 THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD (PART TWO) BONUS TRACKS 11 MAY BE A PRICE TO PAY (INTRO DEMO) 12 NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE (BASIC BACKING TRACK) 13 NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE (CHRIS RAINBOW OVERDUB VOCAL COMPILATION) 14 TIME (EARLY STUDIO ATTEMPT) 15 GAMES PEOPLE PLAY (ROUGH MIX) 16 THE GOLD BUG (DEMO)
DISC TWO ERIC WOOLFSON’S SONGWRITING DIARIES 1 MAY BE A PRICE TO PAY 2 GAMES PEOPLE PLAY 3 TIME 4 I DON’T WANNA GO HOME 5 THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD 6 SNAKE EYES 7 NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE 8 TOFC / SNAKE EYES / I DON’T WANNA GO HOME 9 LA LA LA LAH 10 NEXT YEAR 11 SOMEONE ELSE 12 TAKING IT ALL AWAY 13 TO THOSE OF YOU OUT THERE
DISC THREE RECORDING SESSIONS BONUS TRACKS 1 MAY BE A PRICE TO PAY (EARLY VERSION – ERIC GUIDE VOCAL AND UNUSED GUITAR SOLO) 2 GAMES PEOPLE PLAY (EARLY VERSION – ERIC GUIDE VOCAL) 3 TIME (ORCHESTRA AND CHRIS RAINBOW BACKING VOCALS) 4 THE GOLD BUG (EARLY REFERENCE VERSION) 5 THE GOLD BUG (CHRIS RAINBOW BACKING VOCALS) 6 THE GOLD BUG (CLAVINET WITH NO DELAY) 7 THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD – Part One (EARLY BACKING TRACK) 8 SNAKE EYES (EARLY VERSION – ERIC GUIDE VOCAL) 9 THE ACE OF SWORDS (EARLY VERSION WITH SYNTH ORCHESTRATION) 10 THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD – Part Two (ERIC GUIDE VOCAL AND EXTENDED GUITAR SOLO) SINGLE EDITS 11 GAMES PEOPLE PLAY (SINGLE EDIT) 12 THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD (SINGLE EDIT) 13 SNAKE EYES (SINGLE EDIT)
DISC FOUR – BLU RAY 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX (2019) AND HIGH- RESOLUTION ORIGINAL STEREO MIX BY ALAN PARSONS 1 MAY BE A PRICE TO PAY 2 GAMES PEOPLE PLAY 3 TIME 4 I DON’T WANNA GO HOME 5 THE GOLD BUG 6 THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD (PART ONE) 7 SNAKE EYES 8 THE ACE OF SWORDS 9 NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE 10 THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD (PART TWO) VISUAL CONTENT 1 THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD (ALBUM AD) 2 GAMES PEOPLE PLAY (PROMOTIONAL VIDEO) 3 THE GOLD BUG (PROMOTIONAL VIDEO) 4 THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD (PROMOTIONAL VIDEO)
• A NEW SIX DISC BOXED SET OF THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS MADE BY BILL NELSON’S RED NOISE – COMPRISING FOUR CDs AND TWO DVDs (NTSC/REGION FREE).
• FEATURING A NEWLY REMASTERED EDITION OF THE ALBUM ‘SOUND ON SOUND’, ALONG WITH NEW 5.1 SURROUND SOUND AND NEW STEREO MIXES BY STEVEN WILSON.
• INCLUDES A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED CONCERT RECORDED IN LEICESTER IN FEBRUARY 1979 NEWLY MIXED FROM THE ORIGINAL MULTI-TRACK TAPES, PLUS BILL NELSON’S HOME DEMOS, ADDITIONAL SESSION TRACKS AND A BBC RADIO SESSION FROM 1979.
• WITH BONUS VIDEO CONTENT OF THE PROMOTIONAL VIDEO OF ‘REVOLT INTO STYLE’ AND A SESSION FILMED FOR BBC TV’S OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST IN 1979.
• INCLUDES A LAVISHLY-ILLUSTRATED BOOK WITH EXTENSIVE ESSAY BY BILL NELSON AND A FOREWORD BY STEVE WILSON, A FACSIMILE TOUR PROGRAMME, POSTER AND FOUR POSTCARDS.
Following the release of the album “Drastic Plastic” and tour, Bill Nelson disbanded Be-Bop Deluxe. Aware of the emergence of the New Wave artists and out of a desire to continually evolve, he announced the formation of Red Noise.
Working with co-producer John Leckie, Bill recorded a new wave masterpiece, a record that would influence a new generation of musicians with its intelligent and punchy material. “Sound On Sound” and the subsequent live shows would divide opinion of both fans and critics, but with the passage of time, the album is now regarded as one of Bill Nelson’s finest works.
This boxed set features the complete Red Noise recordings; the original album newly remastered by Steven Wilson from the original master tapes, along with stunning new stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes.
The set also includes an outstanding complete live concert recorded in Leicester in 1979, newly mixed from the original 24-track tapes, a session recorded for BBC Radio One and a further Red Noise studio session from May 1979 plus a bonus CD of Bill Nelson’s home demos. The set also includes video material, including the video for “Revolt Into Style” and the band’s session for the BBC TV show “The Old Grey Whistle Test” from February 1979.
DISC ONE SOUND ON SOUND REMASTERED 1 Don’t Touch Me (I’m Electric) 2 For Young Moderns 3 Stop / Go / Stop 4 Furniture Music 5 Radar in My Heart 6 Stay Young 7 Out of Touch 8 A Better Home in the Phantom Zone 9 Substitute Flesh 10 The Atom Age 11 Art / Empire / Industry 12 Revolt into Style Bonus tracks 13 Wonder Toys That Last Forever 14 Acquitted by Mirrors (B-side of ‘Furniture Music’ EP) 15 Stay Young (BBC session 17.02.1979) 16 Furniture Music (BBC session 17.02.1979) 17 Don’t Touch Me (I’m Electric) (BBC session 17.02.1979) 18 Out of Touch (BBC session 17.02.1979)
DISC TWO LIVE AT THE DE MONTFORT HALL, LEICESTER 1979 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 1 Don’t Touch Me (I’m Electric) (live) 2 For Young Moderns (live) 3 Furniture Music (live) 4 Out of Touch (live) 5 Stop-Go-Stop (live) 6 Atom Age (live) 7 Possession (live) 8 Superenigmatix (live) 9 Substitute Flesh (live) 10 Phantom Zone (live) 11 Radar in My Heart (live) 12 Art / Empire / Industry (live) 13 Revolt into Style (live) 14 Stay Young (live) 15 For Young Moderns (Encore) (live)
DISC THREE SOUND ON SOUND NEW STEREO MIX 1 Don’t Touch Me (I’m Electric) 2 For Young Moderns 3 Stop / Go / Stop 4 Furniture Music 5 Radar in My Heart 6 Stay Young 7 Out of Touch 8 A Better Home in the Phantom Zone 9 Substitute Flesh 10 The Atom Age 11 Art / Empire / Industry 12 Revolt into Style Bonus tracks 13 Wonder Toys That Last Forever 14 Acquitted by Mirrors 15 My Light (previously unreleased) Recorded for the “Sound on Sound” sessions 16 Instantly Yours 17 Ideal Homes 18 Disposable
DISC FOUR SOUND ON SOUND 96 kHz/24-BIT 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX NEW STEREO MIX ORIGINAL STEREO MIX 1 Don’t Touch Me (I’m Electric) (5.1 mix) 2 For Young Moderns (5.1 mix) 3 Stop / Go / Stop (5.1 mix) 4 Furniture Music (5.1 mix) 5 Radar in My Heart (5.1 mix) 6 Stay Young (5.1 mix) 7 Out of Touch (5.1 mix) 8 A Better Home in the Phantom Zone (5.1 mix) 9 Substitute Flesh (5.1 mix) 10 The Atom Age (5.1 mix) 11 Art / Empire / Industry (5.1 mix) 12 Revolt into Style (5.1 mix)
DISC FIVE ADDITIONAL RED NOISE SESSIONS 96 kHz/24-BIT 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIXES NEW STEREO MIXES ORIGINAL STEREO MIXES 1 Wonder Toys That Last Forever (5.1 mix) 2 Acquitted by Mirrors (5.1 mix) 3 My Light (5.1 mix) Recorded for the “Sound on Sound” sessions 4 Instantly Yours (5.1 mix) 5 Ideal Homes (5.1 mix) 6 Disposable (5.1 mix) RAK Studios, London May 1979
VIDEO CONTENT PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 1 Revolt into Style (Promotional video 1979) 2 Don’t Touch Me (I’m Electric) (BBC TV Old Grey Whistle Test – 1979) 3 Furniture Music (BBC TV Old Grey Whistle Test 1979) 4 Stay Young (BBC TV Old Grey Whistle Test 1979)
DISC SIX BILL NELSON RED NOISE DEMOS 1978 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 1 Acquitted by Mirrors (demo) 2 For Young Moderns (demo) 3 Stop Go Stop (demo) 4 Furniture Music (demo) 5 Radar in My Heart (demo) 6 Stay Young (demo) 7 Out of Touch (demo) 8 A Better Home in the Phantom Zone (demo) 9 Substitute Flesh (demo) 10 The Atom Age (demo) 11 Revolt into Style (demo) 12 Waiting for the Night (demo) 13 My Light (demo)
Includes 33 CDs, 2 DVDs, 2 Books, 5 vintage 8x10 photos, Poster and Memorabilia!
Horslips, the founding fathers of Celtic Rock, are delighted to announce that, while rumors of their demise as a performing entity have sadly not been exaggerated, they are releasing, in July 2022, through the good auspices of Madfish Music, “More Than You Can Chew” – a stunning 35-disc box set overflowing with music, film and printed matter encapsulating their entire career.
The standard set comprises: • 33 CDs containing 506 audio tracks – 252 of which (16 hours) are previously unreleased • 2 DVDs containing 59 video tracks (and two documentaries) – of which 42 (4½ hours) are previously unreleased • 2 books – On The Record (a lavish new history of Horslips) and Lyricography (have a guess) • 5 vintage 8 x 10 photos each signed individually by all five members • 1 folder of fan club facsimiles from the 70s • 1 poster
The set has been curated by Bert Jansch/John McLaughlin biographer (and longstanding Horslips fan) Colin Harper in close collaboration with the band members. The audio, including most of the film audio, has been restored and (re)mastered by IFTA award-winning engineer Cormac O’Kane. Herculean Horslips biographer Mark Cunningham has written the books, with fresh input from the band, and, wearing his day-job designer hat, has lovingly designed the set under the oversight of Horslips’ de facto art director Charles O’Connor. In addition to the previously unreleased content, “More Than You Can Chew” includes two albums new to any digital medium: “Tryal” (1983) by the Host (a post-Horslips band featuring Eamon, Johnny and Charles) and “Breaking Star Codes” (1983) by Barry Devlin.
“More Than You Can Chew” in more detail: • 13 CDs – all 12 original 1972–80 albums (Live being a double) in mini-LP slipcases, in their original form and newly mastered • 1 CD – Tracks from the Vaults Vol.2 – all of the single mixes and non-album tracks not included on the original TFTV (1977) compilation plus previously unreleased outtakes • 8 CDs – anthologies of previously unreleased live and rehearsal recordings 1973–80, including “The Last Time” – the stunning final concert at the Ulster Hall 8/10/80 in full • 3 CDs – 2 reunion-era Horslips albums: (1) “Roll Back” (2) “Live at the O2” (double) • 1 CD – RTÉ Sessions 1971 – all previously unreleased • 1 CD – RTÉ Sessions 1972 – all previously unreleased • 1 CD – RTÉ Sessions 2004–12 – almost all previously unreleased • 5 CDs – selected post-Horslips adventures: 1) Barry Devlin “Breaking Star Codes” (1983) – unreleased on CD; 2) The Host “Tryal” (1983) and non-album single sides (1983–85) – unreleased on CD; 3) Johnny Fean & Eamon Carr “Live & Studio 1984–86” – a new self-curated anthology of previously unreleased solo, duo and Host recordings from the period; 4) Jim Lockhart “Picking Up The Pieces” – a new self-curated anthology of his TV/radio soundtrack music (1980s-00s) – almost all previously unreleased; 5) Charles O’Connor’s “Resolution Suite Angel on the Mantelpiece” (1995). • DVD1 – The RTÉ Vault 1973–79 – c.160 minutes (50% previously unreleased) • DVD2 – The Reunion Era 2004–2019 – c.160 mins (95% previously unreleased)
This performance was recorded during a run of three nights at Belfast’s Whitla Hall towards the final Horslips album of their 1972-80 tenure, “The Belfast Gigs.” It was mixed for possible inclusion on the album at the time and stored on a reel of tape but didn’t make the cut. With the multi-tracks for the three gigs now lost, this is the only professionally recorded outtake extant from those legendary gigs - Horslips going out with a bang.
50 Years of Horslips in a Paragraph: On St Patrick’s Day 1972, Horslips released their debut 45, “Johnny’s Wedding” – in a single bound, inventing Celtic rock – with a press launch at Captain America, a Dublin diner. Over the next eight years they toured the world, recorded 12 albums and collapsed in a heap with a last hurrah at Belfast’s Ulster Hall in October 1980. After lying in darkened rooms for a week or two, the five members – Eamon Carr, Barry Devlin, Johnny Fean, Jim Lockhart and Charles O’Connor – got on with their lives, enjoying many adventures in the worlds of music, media, U2-mentoring and bric-a-brac retailing in the Whitby area. In 2004, the Fab Five found themselves onstage in Derry with a bijou skiffle set at a fan-curated memorabilia exhibition. The love in the room was overwhelming. Over the next five years, Horslips recorded a reunion album and made a handful of Irish TV and radio appearances until, in 2009, they ran out of excuses and opened the doors to the general public with sensational arena concerts in Belfast and Dublin. Twenty-nine years – the longest tea-break in history – gave way to a ten-year victory lap, untaken at a leisurely pace with huge smiles and glad-handing all round. The Indian summer concluded by stealth at the end of 2019 – retrospectively announced in October 2021 – the legendary beast gently felled, like much else, by lockdown. Fans were glum yet grateful for a comeback that had outlasted the career proper. Like the Spanish Inquisition, no one in the fan community was expecting a box set the size of a tombstone, or a tombstone the size of this box set. Fans can now be even more grateful – if considerably poorer.
Madfish Madfish, an imprint of Snapper Music, is the international market leader in limited-edition luxury box sets celebrating heroes of the 60s and 70s. Previous multi-disc sets have included Wishbone Ash, Steve Hillage, Gentle Giant, Family, Caravan, John Mayall and the Pretty Things.
Peter Gabriel’s Soundtrack From 1981 “Undercurrents” Available For The First Time!
Graham Dean “Strange Beauty” Box Set limited to 50 copies including Book, DVD, Cassette of Peter Gabriel’s “Undercurrents”, Art and Reproduction Memorabilia plus Signed Numbered Certificate and Two Pieces of Original Graham Dean Artwork!
Also available: Signed Hardbound Book and DVD Softbound Book and DVD
Renowned British artist Graham Dean’s new book “Strange Beauty,” featuring many of his celebrated works along with unreleased paintings, is being released as a Deluxe Edition Box Set with Book & DVD that includes an unreleased soundtrack by music legend Peter Gabriel.
Graham Dean transmits an essential part of the emotions and psychological states of his characters whether they be beautiful models, athletes, crazy bondage enthusiasts, identical twins, people with skin imperfections, – all using their bodies as vehicles of expression.
He is essentially a painter of identity. But more than the identity of the body, it is the identity of the soul as evoked by these sumptuous watercolours. Like Egon Schiele who was researching in mental hospitals to study his subjects, Graham Dean loves these oddball characters who voluntarily use their bodies often in extreme situations. His images are recomposed in a creative alchemy, mixing people, body parts and time itself. Although the works are representational, they escape the illustrational to reach a universal form from something deeply personal. He has also used buildings, mysterious ships, confessionals in churches, forests, trains, to enhance these atmospheric moods.
Using a technique he calls “reverse archaeology,” Graham Dean re-invents the traditional uses of watercolour resulting in a unique technique. Contrasting layers of paint are applied separately on thick, handmade paper from Southern India. Each sheet has undergone a process of tearing and overlapping to create a final composition, this corresponds to the multiple layers of the epidermis which protects the human body. The process is organic and cyclical, the paintings appear fragmented and destroyed using sections (front and back) that lead to a renaissance in the form of a new composition. Adapted from an article by Galerie Maubert, Paris. September 2011
“Undercurrents” is a 14 minutes instrumental piece that was written and recorded by Peter Gabriel in 1981, originally as the ambient soundtrack for a short film made for an exhibition by artist Graham Dean. Peter allegedly recorded the music in one day. This is his first soundtrack, ahead of “Birdy,” “The Last Temptation of Christ” and “Long Walk Home.” Peter supplied the music, in return for an original painting by Graham. This was Graham’s second film funded by the Arts Council. Dean, a pioneer in early video technology, shot “Undercurrents” on 16mm film featuring a series of images and live action footage and then manipulated. The film was shown on “Riverside” a BBC arts TV show.
Graham said about the recording of the soundtrack, “We were supposed to go into the studio for the afternoon for a few hours, but we ended up leaving at 6.00 am the following morning.”
When the people at Real World were looking for the master tape for “Undercurrents” they actually found the multi-tracks after 40 years! The music was re-mixed at the end of last year in the main studio at Real World and the remix version sounds AMAZING! The music has been described as dark and atmospheric, even ‘Birdy’-like at times.”
In regards to his new book Graham explains, “I have been painting and exhibiting since 1973 so naturally I had a large body of works to choose from when making a selection for this book. I was keen to include some of which have never been published before alongside the latest paintings, several fresh out of the studio. All the paintings are watercolour or watercolour with a few added elements like dye or stained glass paint though I’m now reluctant to use anything else but watercolour. The papers are either Arches or an Indian rag paper from Southern India. The rags which make up the Indian papers when pulped are recycled garments -mostly western t-shirts I’ve been told.”
Photo by Andy Hollingworth
In addition to “Undercurrents,” there are other films on the “Strange Beauty” DVD with David Rhodes (PG’s longtime guitarist and Random Hold guitarist) providing the soundtracks. Graham also worked on the official promo videos for Peter Gabriel of “Solsbury Hill” and “In Your Eyes” which are included on the DVD.
DVD Features: “Waterproof” 2014 “Painting Music” 2011 “Solsbury Hill” 1993 “In Your Eyes” 1993 Paintings 1987-1990 Interview “Undercurrents” 1981
WATERPROOF 2014 Waterproof was made with the intention of providing a background to how I work or at least to put into context. In the studio I usually have several paintings all in different stages of completion and as is often the case of them having a life of their own due to the amount of water I use. I’ve tried to get this across in the film, these ideas of controlled chance, experimentation in terms of colour and form. Nothing is too straightforward and I avoid the narrative as much as I can. The original soundtrack is by my long term collaborator David Rhodes and the camerawork, another collaboration is by Joe Murray.
PAINTING MUSIC 2011 In 1n 1984 I asked David Rhodes to produce a soundtrack to a film idea I had been playing around with. I had already used Random Hold on my very first film ‘Copy’ in 1979, then Peter with ‘Undercurrents’ in 1980. But this time I wanted to merge the music and the images so they became equally dependent on each other, to create an interesting hybrid. Also to get really close to the paint, to the mark making, as if the camera was my eye seeing what I was seeing as I made a painting. It was going to be visceral, sensual, full of colour and hopefully exciting. I think we succeeded and I’m surprised that it still stands up to this day.
SOLSBURY HILL 1993 Peter rang me up very late one evening in London to see if I would be willing to co-direct with Peter and co-ordinated by Gerry Chater, an excellent video editor, a new video for ‘Solsbury Hill’, which was to be re-released. We didn’t have much time and we were booked into studios in London in that fallow period between Christmas and New Year. It was thinking up ideas on the spot time. I wish we had more time, it was fun to work on but it was re-edited with new material a few years later, this is the second edit.
IN YOUR EYES 1993 I have mixed feelings about this one as it could have been much more than it was. The record was in the American charts but there questions about its chart placing from the record company who thought it may go down and were reluctant to pay for a video I had a small modest crew of the three of us booked and ready to go when Peter rang up the night before to say that the single had gone down in the charts so the record company pulled the plug. I managed to persuade Peter to go ahead with an experimental day of filming just to see what we could come up with –I’d already done a lot of research and had a storyboard of ideas. Peter had only just bought the Real World site in Box – it was basically a warehouse and outbuildings by the railway track. It even had an entrance barrier with a hut which we had to navigate. This was also my first introduction to the first of Real World’s employees – Mike Large and Dave Taraskevics, I took to them immediately and this was my first indication that Peter had a great antennae to get the right people around him. Only a quarter of the video was made that day which is a shame as there were some good ideas which could have been realised. Many years later it re-emerged with new footage but including my original material – again I had nothing to do with the final edit.
UNDERCURRENTS 1980 This was only the second film I ever made. It was to accompany a large touring show of my work based around the themes of water and skin. I managed to persuade Peter Gabriel, probably after a few glasses of a fine wine and the promise of a painting, to compose a soundtrack to it. This I think was to be his very first film soundtrack albeit on a modest scale and only 15 minutes long and we had a rough cut of the film to work to. Peter booked us into Crescent studios in Bath for what we thought was going to be a late afternoon to evening but we eventually emerged at dawn the following day. It was finished for the exhibition tour but also I was pleased that a then arts programme on BBC 2 called ‘Riverside’ showed a clip and did an interview with me, all live. I even think they included a massive painting from the show in the studio.
“Undercurrents” (Peter Gabriel) (13:38) Recording date: 1981 Recording location: Crescent Studios/Bath Performed by: Peter Gabriel First official release: 27th June 1981 - Graham Dean Exhibition at South Hill Park Bracknell
The ultimate tribute to the legendary Canterbury band – 2500 copies only worldwide!
The Canterbury scene combined elements of jazz, folk, rock and melodic pop into a sound that bridged the gulf between psychedelia and progressive rock, and ultimately shattered all genre barriers. At the heart of the Canterbury scene was a group of musicians whose career has now spanned more than half a century: the legend that is CARAVAN.
“Who Do You Think We Are?” is the ultimate tribute to the ultimate Canterbury band. This deluxe box set runs to a staggering 37 discs. All the official Caravan albums – studio and live recordings among them – are joined by eleven discs of previously unreleased live performances. A Blu-ray includes remixer extraordinaire Steven Wilson’s 5.1 surround sound mix of the classic In the Land of Grey and Pink album. In addition, a DVD includes vintage European TV performances from 1971 – 1981 (London Marquee, German TV’s Swing In, Bataclan, Paris & French TV show ‘Pop 2’).
The lavish packaging of the set reflects the band’s stature. A hardback coffee table book features rare Caravan photos and memorabilia, and a full discography. A second Fan Club book assembles historic press articles from across the band’s career, alongside a new interview with founder member Pye Hastings. Every copy of the box includes a photo signed by the three surviving members of the original Caravan line-up: Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair and David Sinclair. The celebration continues with a selection of memorabilia: a Caravan-centric map of Canterbury; a specially commissioned Caravan family tree poster, charting their long and circuitous progress; and two replica 1970s gig posters.
Put together with the band’s full cooperation, the full list of contents is as follows:
• 16 NEWLY REMASTERED STUDIO ALBUMS & 4 OFFICIAL LIVE ALBUMS • 11 DISCS OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED CONCERT RECORDINGS • ON BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME 48/24 STEREO & 5.1 MIX BY STEVEN WILSON OF IN THE LAND OF GREY & PINK • DVD INCLUDING RARE FOOTAGE FROM THE MARQUEE 1971, ROCK EN STOCK 1972, BATACLAN 1973 & FRENCH TV PERFORMANCE 1981 • INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED PHOTO BY THE THREE SURVIVING MEMBERS PYE HASTINGS, DAVE SINCLAIR, & RICHARD SINCLAIR • 144 PAGE HARDBACK COFFEE TABLE BOOK FEATURING RARE PHOTOGRAPHS & MEMORABILIA • A4 FAN CLUB MINI BOOK FEATURING ARCHIVE ARTICLES & AN UP TO DATE INTERVIEW WITH PYE HASTINGS • A4 REPLICA TOUR PROGRAMME FOR BLIND DOG AT ST DUNSTANS • “FOR GIRLS THAT GROW PLUMP IN THE NIGHT” REPLICA PRESS PACK • CARAVAN’S TRIP DOWN MEMORY LAIN MAP OF CANTERBURY • ILLUSTRATED FAMILY TREE • 2 REPLICA POSTERS
WATCH THE TRAILER FOR “WHO DO YOU THINK WE ARE?” HERE
This box set will be limited to 2500 copies worldwide and released on August 20th 2021 on the Madfish label. This deluxe box set is available to pre-order HEREhttps://CaravanBand.lnk.to/WDYTWA
Chicago prog legends DISTRICT 97 will be releasing a new live album called “Screenplay” featuring well over 2 hours of music across 2 CDs on March 26, 2021! The album comprises all of DISTRICT 97’s critically-acclaimed “Screens” album performed live at Europe's prog rock mecca, Boerderij Cultuurpodium, in October 2019. Additionally, the collection boasts a wide variety of additional live material spanning DISTRICT 97’s back catalog and covers ranging from John Lennon to Yes.
Also included is a rousing unreleased live performance of “21st Century Schizoid Man” featuring King Crimson/Asia/UK legend John Wetton, as well as collaborations with other artists such as Dave Kerzner and Fernando Perdomo. Plus, there are two secret “encore” performances.
As a special bonus, a brand new song recorded in quarantine called “Divided We Fall” is included on the new album!
“The world has changed in ways we never could have foreseen since we released Screens in October 2019. Touring has been rendered impossible, and thus we have been unable to share this music live with many of our wonderful fans. Before covid-19 struck, we embarked on our UK & European Screening Tour. The centerpiece of each night was Screens performed live in its entirety. Fortunately, our show at Holland’s legendary Boerderij Cultuurpodium was beautifully recorded, and we are thrilled to present it now as part of ‘Screenplay.’ There’s much more to this collection though: live performances of other D97 favorites, tributes to our musical icons, a BRAND NEW SONG recorded in quarantine, and even a couple ‘encores’ (if you applaud long enough). Until we can be physically together again, please join us for ‘Screenplay’” - Jonathan Schang
“Since I joined this band in 2008, one consistent bit of feedback I’ve received is that our live shows capture our essence as a band in ways that studio albums are not as able to, given the visual component of seeing us perform live mixed with the spontaneous musical ideas bouncing around on stage. We have been diligent about recording our live shows over the years and have been sitting on a mountain of live performances that we cannot wait to share with the rest of the word. Each song is an organism unto itself and in each performance we bring with us the culmination of the tour thus far and lessons learned about each song in the process. We throw in tiny moments to keep each other on our toes, try new interpretations based on our current emotional state and communicate on stage in ways that are seemingly mystical at times. Being a band for as long as we have creates a certain freedom to branch out on our respective ledges and see what happens when we put a twist on the familiar. I believe that our fans are in for a treat with ‘Screenplay,’ both for the live performances and the brand new song we recorded remotely as the pandemic rendered us isolated from one another.” - Leslie Hunt
TRACK LISTING CD 1 1. Forest Fire 2. Sheep 3. Sea I Provide 4. Bread & Yarn 5. Trigger 6. After Orbit Mission 7. Shapeshifter 8. Blueprint 9. Ghost Girl CD 2 1. Divided We Fall 2. Jealous Guy 3. Snow Country 4. Takeover 5. The Actual Color 6. A Lottery 7. Termites 8. Presto Vivace 9. Back in N.Y.C 10. Travels with Myself-And Someone Else 11. Fainting in Coils 12. Long Distance Runaround 13. Red 14. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Live w/John Wetton) 15. Out on the Tiles
DISTRICT 97 is undoubtedly the most musically adventurous rock band in the world to feature an American Idol Top 10 Female Finalist. Since 2008, this quintet from Chicago has melded an adventurous, uncompromising instrumental prowess with the look, sound, and stage presence of vocalist Leslie Hunt. Through world tours and a stream of studio and live releases, the band has garnered a worldwide fanbase; collaborating with iconic singer/bassist John Wetton (King Crimson, Asia, UK) and drawing praise from Bill Bruford (drummer of Yes/King Crimson/Genesis), Mike Portnoy (drummer of Dream Theater/Transatlantic) and other rock luminaries along the way.
DISTRICT 97 rehearses doggedly to refine their compositions, ensemble-playing, and stage presentation; their standards for excellence have only grown more rigorous with the passage of time. Their latest album “Screens” (released October 2019) and its accompanying live shows set a high watermark of composition and musicianship.
The covid-19 pandemic has not stopped the band from innovating. Their Virtual Screening Tour and the stunning “Ghost Girl” animated short film have kept them at the top of the current prog rock heap. Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=822-tra5DA4
A 5 CD CLAMSHELL BOXED SET GATHERING TOGETHER THE FOUR VOLUMES OF THE “MISSING LINKS” RELEASES BY CELEBRATED MUSICIAN AND GENESIS FOUNDING MEMBER ANTHONY PHILLIPS WITH AN ADDITIONAL CD OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED & RARE MATERIAL ALL ALBUMS NEWLY REMASTERED WITH NEW EXTENSIVE ESSAY BY ANTHONY PHILLIPS’ ARCHIVIST JON DANN
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of “MISSING LINKS I – IV”, a newly remastered 5 CD set clamshell boxed set comprising the four original “Missing Links” albums by celebrated composer and GENESIS founder member ANTHONY PHILLIPS. Aside from his work as a solo artist, Anthony has been a composer of music for television for many years, going back as far as 1976.
In 1989 Anthony issued the first collection of this music, “Missing Links” in December 1989 as a limited-edition release. Its popularity led to a further three Missing Links releases which gathered not only soundtrack compositions, but other rare archive recordings made by Anthony Phillips over the years. Although the original four volumes of the series have been subsequently been issued on CD, they have been unavailable for some years. Anthony has worked with his archivist Jon Dann to prepare this new boxed set edition of this wonderful music, compiling a new additional CD 27 track CD of previously unreleased and rare archive material, “Extra Links” exclusive to this set.
“MISSING LINKS I – IV” is sure to appeal to fans of Anthony’s work. This new boxed set edition features liner notes by Jon Dann and is a fine collection of music by one of Britain’s most imaginative and respected musicians.
MISSING LINKS VOLUME ONE: FINGER PAINTING A COLLECTION OF LIBRARY AND TELEVISION MUSIC 1979 – 1989
FORCE MAJEURE (1987) MOUNTAIN VOICES (1987) LORD OF THE SMOKING MIRROR (1987) SEA HORSES (1987) DUNGEONS (1987) BETWEEN THE RINGS (1983) EVENING ASCENT (1983) STREAMER (1983) AFTER THE RAIN (1987) ROTTWEILER (1983) SAD FISH (1983) A SONG (1979) GOD’S CHOSEN CAR PARK SUITE (1986) PROCESSIONAL – MEDITATION – CAVE PAINTING
TROPICAL MOON OVER DORKING SUITE (1985) ESTRANGEMENT – MYRA’S DREAM – RECONCILIATION
FOUNTAIN POOL (1986) Q. (1984) THREE PIECE SUITE (1984) TO THE SHRINE – THROUGH THE FOREST – TOWARDS THE LIGHT
BOULEVARD OF FALLEN LEAVES (1981) LAND OF DRAGONS SUITE (1989) LAND OF DRAGONS (PART 1) – KITES – HARBOUR AT SUNSET – DANCE OF THE CRABS – SAND OCTOPUS AND THE KING CRABS – DO THE SHRIMPS KNOW THEY’RE CHINESE – LAND OF DRAGONS (PART 2)
AND A PRAYER (1979) TIERRA DEL FUEGO (1979) PARADISE FOUND (1979)
MISSING LINKS VOLUME TWO: THE SKY ROAD A COLLECTION OF ARCHIVE, COMMISSION AND UNRELEASED ALBUM MATERIAL
EXILE LIFEBOAT SUITE OPENING THEME – SUNDAY MORNING – ANOTHER SHOUT – ACROSS THE SANDBAR – STORM WARNING – KIM WAITS – THE RESCUE OF THE JANET C – LET NOT THE DEEP SWALLOW ME UP – CLOSING THEME
THE BITTER SUITE PART I – PART II
ACROSS THE RIVER STYX A FLOCK OF SOULS ALONG THE TOWPATH THE SKY ROAD TEARS ON A RAINY DAY TIWAI: ISLAND OF THE APES BATS – IN THE FIRMAMENT
WILD VOICES, QUIET WATERS SUITE TWILIGHT ON THE LAKE – WINTERLOONS – WATERSTAR
SERENITA TIMEPIECE FIELD OF ETERNITY (EXCERPTS FROM THE ORIGINAL VERSION)
THE BEGGAR AND THE THIEF
MISSING LINKS VOLUME THREE: TIME AND TIDE A COLLECTION OF TELEVISION AND LIBRARY MUSIC 1992 – 1997
AMAZONAS PERUVIAN PLAINS MANATEE GARDEN TURTLE RACE INDIO WEDDING UNDERWATER FOREST FIESTA DEL CHARANGOS SLOW HAND SLOTH RIVER CHASE SACRED KINGDOM AFRICAN DREAM BEDOUIN TRAIN SANDSTORM KALAHARI MARCH SONGOKU SCHUAN JOURNEY SLOW BOAT TO CHINA BACK IN THE LAND OF DRAGONS SHADOW PUPPET SEA JEWEL END THEME FOR FIVE MINNOW DANCE SUNKEN GALLEONS HAUNTING THE DARK SEA TIME AND TIDE OKAVANGA UNDER DESERT STARS LOST IN A DESERT NIGHT BLUE LAGOONS
MISSING LINKS IV: PATHWAYS & PROMENADES
THE GOLDEN ROAD TO SAMARKAND PROMENADE SCEPTRED ISLE DANZA CUCARACHA FALLEN IDOL CASCADES SKY DAWN MISTY MOUNTAINS IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME HAVEN FROM THE SEA HEAVENLY GENE IRONCLAD WATER GARDENS NIGHT TRAIN SLEEPING GIANT SOMBRERO IRISH LAMENT AURORA WITHOUT YOU SAD EXODUS SUMMER OF LOVE LIGHT RAIN HALCYON DAYS
EXTRA MISSING LINKS
OPENING THEME FOR FIVE EMPIRE OF THE ELEPHANT GREAT RIFT VALLEY DWELLERS OF THE DEEP EXILE LINK FREEWAY DUDE SUMATRA TEARS ON A RAINY DAY LINK IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE? ANTIBES COCKTAIL TROPICAL MOON ROMANCE SITAR PASTORAL WINGS OVER THE WORLD STAKEOUT BUSH BABIES SUITE SKY ROAD LINK CITIZENS OF THE CORAL ESTRANGEMENT (PIANO MIX) NIGHT SEARCH GRANADA A NOBLE SPIRIT IN THE HEART OF AFRICA MALVERN HILLS FLIGHT OF THE SNOW GEESE NEVER MEANT TO BE NEW ALCHEMISTS SUITE THE BEGGAR & THE THIEF (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)
“The Archaeology Project” is a compilation of prog music artist Tim Morse’s music from 2005-2020. There’s no real concept for this release, given that it is a compilation album, however the title and the artwork ties the music of different eras together.
Says Tim, “It seemed like a good time to reflect on the last fifteen years of being a recording artist. It was fun revisiting these songs and choosing what I consider to be the best examples of my songwriting to feature on this collection. I’ve remastered the older songs with Craig Long and I have to say the music has never sounded better. I was so pleased with the work that I ended up remastering more music than could fit on one CD and so I’m offering five extra songs as a download for no additional charge. There is also a new solo guitar instrumental, a remix/new vocal for the Mangoes song ‘200 Yards’ and my cover version of the classic Pink Floyd song ‘Dogs’ on ‘The Archaeology Project.’ I especially like the imagery that Jay Leek came up with for the project - it has a nice ‘Hipgnosis’ feel to it.”
It was an interesting experience for Tim compiling the album and noting his growth as a singer/songwriter. He felt it was nice to be able to offer a cross section of his music and include a real rarity as a bonus download (the first demo he did with Mark Dean - an early version of “Present Moment”). Says Tim, “The Guitar Etude that opens the album includes a bit of a melody that I wrote in my first song. I was never really happy with my vocals on the original version of ‘200 Yards’ and so it was nice to redo the vocal and remix the song. Lastly, the cover version of ‘Dogs’ is something I’ve wanted to do for years. I’ve always loved that song and it was a fantastic experience to put my stamp on it with a fantastic group of musicians: Bret Bingham, Andrew Glasmacher, Charley Langer and Hope Rogers.”
Tim Morse “Dogs” cover version:
Tim Morse began his instrument instruction at a young age and started composing immediately upon picking up the guitar. He later moved onto the piano and studied as a music composition major, writing extended pieces such as a string quartet and two piano sonatas. During this time Tim performed with various rock and fusion bands and played on many recording sessions. Tim’s first album of original music was entitled “Transformation” and was released in 2005. The album was well received by the Progressive Rock community and recognized as an original voice, in the tradition of Yes and Genesis, yet recorded and performed with a modern edge.
His second album “Faithscience” was released in 2012 and musically it picked up where “Transformation” left off, continuing to explore the best of Progressive Rock. In addition to this release Tim became a member of the Jerry Jennings band and formed The Mangoes with Bret Bingham. The Mangoes released their debut album in 2014 and it was appreciated for its pop sensibility and quirky humor. His latest solo release “III” was also warmly embraced in 2018 by critics and fans alike.
Tim’s recent cover version of the classic Yes song “Awaken” has received the ultimate compliments from members of Yes - Rick Wakeman enthused, “Best YES cover I've heard ...well done to everybody” and Jon Anderson said, “Great job with ‘Awaken’...the fact you sat around and decided to perform it is a treat....not an easy work!” Composer/musician Adam Holzman was so impressed by this performance of it that he offered to do his own remix of the song (both versions can be found on Tim’s Youtube channel and website).
Tim Morse “Awaken” cover version:
Here's what the press has said about Tim Morse’s previous albums:
(Tim Morse III)
“Tim Morse III is an engaging, appealing album that seamlessly bridges melodic rock and progressive influences.” - Anil Prasad, Innerviews
“There’s no doubt fans of symphonic prog will find much to enjoy. Recommended.” - Jerry Lucky, The Progressive Rock Files
“Musically, III is enjoyable - occupying the lighter end of the Yes style spectrum." - PROG Magazine
“Recommended for fans of melodic rock with some progressive touches.” - Jon Davis, Expose
“Tim Morse deserves to make it into the mainstream, as he surely one of the greats of the genre.” - John Bollenberg, iO Pages
“A smartly arranged, melodic-symphonic opus.” - John Collinge, Progression Magazine
“Probably the biggest surprise of the year...and highly recommended to fans of classic prog.” - Kinesis
“Transformation is a work truly realized, an impressive work of creativity that grows on one even more after repeated listening.” - Andres Valle (Mellotron)
“An interesting and expansive collection of symphonic prog songs...it not only rewards repeated listening, it demands it.” - DPRP
Tim is also a published author and his book “Yesstories” has sold over 20,000 copies worldwide. His book “Classic Rock Stories” was published by the St. Martin’s Press and was featured on the Howard Stern show. He has also written for music magazines over the years including Mix, Guitar World, Keyboard and Bass Player.
Tim will be doing videos and PR to support the release of “The Archaeology Project.” He’s also working on a Mangoes EP with Bret Bingham that should be released in the New Year. As for live performance, that is completely up to what happens with the pandemic and the interest/demand for shows.
In closing Tim has this to impart, “I hope that everyone is safe and healthy in these uncertain times. Also, I'm always grateful when anyone takes the time to listen to my music, even if they didn’t like it or were critical of it. In this modern age of endless distractions it is a lovely thing when someone will truly listen to music.”
Release date: September 30, 2020
The Archaeology Project is available for preorder on Bandcamp:
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• A DELUXE 4 DISC LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET OF THE CLASSIC 1974 DEBUT ALBUM BY BE BOP DELUXE COMPRISING 3 CDs and A DVD (NTSC / REGION FREE) • NEWLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES • FEATURING AN ADDITIONAL 41 BONUS TRACKS DRAWN FROM NEW 5.1 SURROUND SOUND & STEREO MIXES FROM THE ORIGINAL MULTI-TRACK MASTER TAPES, BBC RADIO SESSIONS FROM 1973 / 1974, INCLUDING THE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED “LOST” BBC JOHN PEEL SESSION FROM NOVEMBER 1973, BOTH SIDES OF THE RARE SMILE RECORDS ‘TEENAGE ARCHANGEL’ SINGLE FROM 1973, COMPLETE (& NEWLY RE-MIXED) PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BE BOP DELUXE DECCA SESSION FROM DECEMBER 1973 & PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED OUT-TAKES FROM THE ALBUM SESSIONS • INCLUDES A LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED 68 PAGE BOOK WITH MANY PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS & NEW ESSAY BY BILL NELSON / ALSO INCLUDES A REPLICA RECORD STORE POSTER & POSTCARDS
Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered four-disc deluxe expanded boxed set limited edition (comprising 3 CDs and a DVD) of AXE VICTIM the legendary 1974 debut album by BE BOP DELUXE.
Recorded in the Spring of 1974 at several studios in London, AXE VICTIM was released by EMI’s Harvest label in June 1974 to much critical praise and introduced Be Bop Deluxe to the record buying public. The album featured the band’s first line-up of BILL NELSON (vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, piano), IAN PARKIN (rhythm & acoustic guitars, organ), ROB BRYAN (bass guitar, vocals) and NICHOLAS CHATTERTON-DEW (drums).
AXE VICTIM was a fine debut and was championed by DJ John Peel (who had been an advocate of Bill Nelson’s work since the release of the rudimentary self-released album “Northern Dream” in 1971) as one of his favourite releases of 1974. Although Bill Nelson was still finding his creative feet, AXE VICTIM featured some fine material including the classic ‘Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape’, along with other fine material such as ‘Night Creatures’, ‘Third Floor Heaven’ (which featured Babe Ruth vocalist Jenny Haan guesting), ‘Jets at Dawn’ and the superb ‘Darkness (L’Immoraliste)’.
This expanded reissue has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an additional 41 bonus tracks drawn from stunning new 5.1 surround sound & stereo mixes of the album from the original multi-track tapes by award winning engineer Stephen W. Tayler, along with two complete BBC Radio One sessions from November 1973 and May 1974 (including the previously unreleased “lost” John Peel session from November 1973), both sides of the rare Smile Records single ‘Teenage Archangel’ b/w ‘Jets at Dawn’ released by the band in 1973 prior to being signed to EMI. Also included is the complete previously unreleased Be Bop Deluxe audition session for Decca Records from December 1973 (mixed from the original 16 track tapes by Stephen W Tayler) & previously unreleased out-takes from the original album sessions.
Another highlight of this limited-edition boxed set is the lavishly illustrated 68-page book with many previously unseen photographs and an essay of recollections by Bill Nelson. Additionally, the set includes a facsimile Record Store poster and postcards. This special deluxe limited edition boxed set of AXE VICTIM is a fitting celebration of a wonderful debut album and a tribute to the creative vision of Bill Nelson.
DISC ONE: CD AXE VICTIM THE ORIGINAL ALBUM REMASTERED:
1. AXE VICTIM 2. LOVE IS SWIFT ARROWS 3. JET SILVER & THE DOLLS OF VENUS 4. THIRD FLOOR HEAVEN 5. NIGHT CREATURES 6. ROCKET CATHEDRALS 7. ADVENTURES IN A YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE 8. JETS AT DAWN 9. NO TRAINS TO HEAVEN 10. DARKNESS (L’IMMORALISTE) BONUS TRACKS 11. TEENAGE ARCHANGEL (1973 SINGLE) 12. JETS AT DAWN (1973 SINGLE VERSION) 13. NO TRAINS TO HEAVEN (FIRST MIX) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) 14. AXE VICTIM (ALBUM VERSION – FIRST MIX) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
DISC TWO: CD AXE VICTIM THE NEW STEREO MIX:
1. AXE VICTIM 2. LOVE IS SWIFT ARROWS 3. JET SILVER & THE DOLLS OF VENUS 4. THIRD FLOOR HEAVEN 5. NIGHT CREATURES 6. ROCKET CATHEDRALS 7. ADVENTURES IN A YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE 8. JETS AT DAWN (FULL VERSION) 9. NO TRAINS TO HEAVEN 10. DARKNESS (L’IMMORALISTE) BONUS TRACKS 11. AXE VICTIM (FIRST VERSION) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) 12. NIGHT CREATURES (SPOKEN WORD VERSION) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) 13. ROCKET CATHEDRALS (FIRST VERSION) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
DISC THREE: CD
BBC RADIO ONE “JOHN PEEL SHOW” SESSION 6th NOVEMBER 1973
1. AXE VICTIM (BBC SESSION NOVEMBER 1973) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) 2. BLUESY RUBY (BBC SESSION NOVEMBER 1973) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) 3. TOMORROW THE WORLD (BBC SESSION NOVEMBER 1973) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
THE DECCA SESSION – 13th DECEMBER 1973:
4. AXE VICTIM (DECCA SESSION 1973) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) 5. I’LL BE YOUR VAMPIRE (DECCA SESSION 1973) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) 6. ADVENTURES IN A YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE (DECCA SESSION 1973) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) 7. BLUESY RUBY (DECCA SESSION 1973) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
BBC RADIO ONE “JOHN PEEL SHOW” SESSION 9th MAY 1974
8. THIRD FLOOR HEAVEN (BBC SESSION MAY 1974) 9. MILL STREET JUNCTION (BBC SESSION MAY 1974) 10. 15TH OF JULY (INVISIBLES) (BBC SESSION MAY 1974) 11. ADVENTURES IN A YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE (BBC SESSION MAY 1974)
DISC FOUR: DVD AXE VICTIM THE NEW 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX, NEW 96 KHZ / 24-BIT STEREO MIX AND 96 KHZ / 24-BIT ORIGINAL STEREO MIX
1. AXE VICTIM (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 2. LOVE IS SWIFT ARROWS (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 3. JET SILVER & THE DOLLS OF VENUS (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 4. THIRD FLOOR HEAVEN (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 5. NIGHT CREATURES (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 6. ROCKET CATHEDRALS (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 7. ADVENTURES IN A YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 8. JETS AT DAWN (FULL VERSION) (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 9. NO TRAINS TO HEAVEN (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 10. DARKNESS (L’IMMORALISTE) (5.1 SURROUND MIX) BONUS TRACKS 11. AXE VICTIM (FIRST VERSION) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 12. NIGHT CREATURES (SPOKEN WORD VERSION) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) (5.1 SURROUND MIX) 13. ROCKET CATHEDRALS (FIRST VERSION) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
• A NEW REMASTERED & EXPANDED EDITION OF THIS ALBUM OF A LIVE RADIO PERFORMANCE
• WITH THREE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BONUS TRACKS
• FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & NEW ESSAY BY JON DANN
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered and expanded edition of THE LIVING ROOM CONCERT by original Genesis guitarist and celebrated solo artist and composer ANTHONY PHILLIPS.
Originally released in May 1995, the album featured highlights of a live solo performance by Anthony which was recorded on March 21st 1993 as part of the Living Room Concert Series for the US Radio program Echoes, a daily program of contemporary instrumental music. The show was broadcast on 120 public radio stations in America on 25th June 1993.
For the performance Anthony selected a number of acoustic guitar and piano pieces for the performance, drawing mainly on tracks originally released on the albums The Geese and The Ghost, Private Parts and Pieces and A Catch at The Tables, along with two pieces from New England, the eighth volume in the Private Parts & Pieces series and a solo 12-string version of the first movement of a Guitar Quintet that he had composed in 1976, which had subsequently been scored with parts for strings and wind instruments; “Conversation Piece.”
Unavailable on CD for many years, THE LIVING ROOM CONCERT has been remastered and expanded to include three previously unreleased tracks recorded for the original broadcast, “Jaunty Roads,” “Let Us Now Make Love” and “Lucy: An Illusion.”
This Esoteric Recordings edition restores the original artwork and includes new liner notes by Anthony Phillips archivist Jon Dann.
1. REAPER 2. WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS 3. HENRY: PORTRAITS FROM TUDOR TIMES 4. CONVERSATION PIECE 5. FLAMINGO 6. FIELD OF ETERNITY 7. SISTINE 8. LIGHTS ON THE HILL 9. LAST GOODBYES 10. COLLECTIONS 11. SLEEPFALL BONUS TRACKS 12. JAUNTY ROADS 13. LET US NOW MAKE LOVE 14. LUCY: AN ILLUSION
Los Angeles, CA - Alan Davey, the brilliantly creative musician/songwriter/producer perhaps best known for being the protégé of Motörhead’s Lemmy as well as filling Lemmy’s leather boots as the bassist for space rock icons Hawkwind, is an astoundingly exhaustive artist. Just this year, Davey has overseen the release of new singles by his superstar project Hawkestrel that featured Rick Wakeman, Pat Travers and electronic violinist Shankar (Peter Gabriel, Frank Zappa) as well as the release of a 3-album set from his side project Pre-Med. And now comes the release of a 4CD collection of home studio recordings, awesomely dubbed Four-Track Mind. With recordings that date back to the mid-‘80s all the way up to this decade, Four-Track Mind will give the listener a glimpse into the creative evolution of this amazingly adventurous artist. Packaged in a deluxe clamshell box with individual wallets for each disc along with a 12-page booklet with detailed liner notes and vintage photos, this is a box set that no Alan Davey fan should be without!
Davey has this to say about the collection: “Rarely do musicians ever release their learning curves of writing, mixing, and production skills, with all the clicks and pops and unedited flaws, but I thought people would find it interesting to see how I evolved my style and sound over the years. From a 4-track cassette machine, here are 60+ demos of many of my songs and some not yet used!”
Four-Track Mind will be available on both CD and digital everywhere starting May 22!
Tracks: DISC 1 1. Spiritual Modulator (1986) 2. R.E.M. Time (1986) 3. Chinese Whispers (1986) 4. Transient (1986) 5. Slumber Head (1986) 6. Dragon Chaser (1986) 7. Hypno Trip (1986) 8. In A Sphere (1986) 9. E-On Strings (1986) 10. Wind Of Ghosts (1987) 11. Dark Light (1987) 12. Moody Motion (1987) 13. Flight To Andromeda (1987) 14. Sunrise Assassins (1988) 15. Moonstone (1988) 16. Dragon Chaser (1988) 17. Sword Of The East (1988) 18. A Shot In The Dark (Motor Pink Head) (1988)
DISC 2 1. Spiritual Modulator 2. The Call 3. Fire Tribe 4. Return To... 5. Simulator 6. Chased 7. Dragon Chaser 8. Drive 9. On Acid Bass! 10. Hitze Seeker V 11. Of Wings 12. Out Of My Box 13. Robby's Rap 14. Jigging 15. The Noise 16. Abab Fed 17. Backwards Thru Water 18. Tribal Daze
DISC 3 1. Lost In The Smoke 2. Snake Charmer 3. Up And Up 4. The Animal 5. Deep Space Rock 6. Don't Fret 7. From The Deep 8. Blue Shift 9. OSC Squared 10. Stan's Middle 8 11. Astron Belt 12. Special Place 13. Received 14. Fear At Night 15. Endoparasitoid 16. Wave Upon Wave 17. Space To Go
DISC 4 1. Greenback Massacre 2. Shahadah 3. Many Voices 4. Bird Nebula 5. Creamy 6. Holosuite Program 7. Assimilation 8. Alien Fingers 9. The Wind 10. Be Still 11. Magic B 12. LGM 13. In The Game 14. Reality Foil
Available for pre-order now and will be released Jun 20, 2020
This amazing 17 disc set, captures not only all the studio albums from IONA but features almost the same amount of music again on a Companion Disk for each album. These companion discs, which Dave Bainbridge has personally overseen the assembly of are included; rare and unreleased studio recordings, different mixes, original demo recordings from when the songs were first written, plus new (mainly instrumental) recordings of many Iona songs featuring all Iona band members from each era of the bands history. Below is the provisional track listing to the “companion disks”. Additional tracks still being added at the time of writing.
In addition to the extra audio content of the box, also included is:
24 page A4 Booklet (full of previously unseen photos of the band and recently written sleeve notes to accompany each disc) Signed and Numbered certificate Reproduction memorabilia, Reproduction publicity photos, Poster.
Watch the promotional video:
IONA COMPANION AUDIO DISK
Turning Tide (remastered from original 2 track DAT master tape) Flight of the Wild Goose 1 (Dave's original demo) Flight of the Wild Goose (original album version - remastered from original 2 track mixtape). The Island (Jo’s original demo) The Island (original album version - remastered from original 2 track mixtape) White Sands (Dave's original demo) Dancing on the Wall (original demo) Dancing on the Wall (original album version - remastered from original 2 track mixtape) A'Machair (original album version - remastered from original 2 track mixtape) Vision of Naran (original demo) Vision of Naran (remastered from original 2 track DAT master tape) Beijing (Dave original demo) Iona (Jo’s original demo) Iona (remastered from original 2 track DAT master tape) Trilogy (first Iona studio demo version, which includes some sections not used on the album) Here I Stand (original version with piano) Columcille (with Electric guitar playing the melody!)
THE BOOK OF KELLS COMPANION AUDIO DISK
Kells Opening Theme (original demo) Revelation 1(early demo) Man - Vocal section 1 (demo, wordless vocal) Man - Vocal section 2 (demo, wordless vocal) Tree of Life (which became Mark the Lion) The River Flows (early demo) Faithful Heart (remastered from original 2 track mixtape) Virgin & Child (solo harp version) John the Eagle (demo, recorded on the Isle of Mull 1991) Kells Theme (Dave original demo) Kells Theme Jig! (Dave original demo) Eternity (Kensington Temple heavenly choir with new keyboards) Warrior of the Wasteland (studio recording with additional overdubs) Lost Tribe (demo March 1991) Harp & Whistle idea (demo March 1991) Watching You (demo). Sax / Keys Improvisation (demo September 1990, plus new additional keys). My Town (studio demo with new additional overdubs) Hard Way to Learn (demo with Frank violin - recorded on the Isle of Mull. in 1991) Reilig Orain (demo) Whistle & Keys Atmospheric (recorded on the Isle of Mull 1991)
BEYOND THESE SHORES COMPANION AUDIO DISK Complete running order to be confirmed, but including:
Bird of Heaven (alternate vocal section - demo early 1993) Bird of Heaven (2007 remix) Machrie Moor (solo harp version) Burning Like Fire (rehearsal, Acton, London, early 1993) Beachy Head (rehearsal, Acton, London, early 1993) Murlough Bay (Jo's original demo, early 1993) Frippertronics (with Robert Fripp)
JOURNEY INTO THE MORN COMPANION AUDIO DISK Complete running order to be confirmed, but including:
Bi-Se I Mo Shuil Part1 (Dave's original demo Feb 1995) Everything Changes (original completely different version, recorded during Kells album sessions) Journey into the Morn (2007 new arrangement & recording, featuring Roine Stolt) Frippertronics (with Robert Fripp) Moya Brennan & Joanne Hogg Vocal Loops
OPEN SKY COMPANION AUDIO DISK Complete running order to be confirmed, but including:
Woven Cord (rehearsal take, including slow section not on the album version. Recorded at Joanne’s, Ireland 10/98) Wave after Wave (Dave & Jo's original demo Otley 3/99) Hinba (Jo’s original demo) Songs of Ascent Part 1 (Dave's early demo) Lament for the World (Dave & Jo's demo of this piece) Jo Hymn Tune idea (demo) A Dhia Gheigil (Angel of God) (Beautiful vocal version of this track, originally considered for inclusion on the album) Jo Song of Hope Vocal loops (from Open Sky album studio recording) I Cannot Understand (Dave & Jo song idea) Columba Poem song idea (Jo & Dave improvising around Columba’s 6th century creation poem) The Spacious Firmament (Jo & Dave working on a song idea which ended up on Jo’s first solo album) Voices (Jo Layered Vocals) Vocal Harmonies & Keys (nice layering of Joanne’s vocals over Dave’s chord progression)
THE CIRCLING HOUR COMPANION AUDIO DISK Complete running order to be confirmed, but including:
How Wonderful (original Jo & Dave demos, recorded late ’90’s in Ireland) Spirit of God (this version recorded in 2006 for BBC's Songs of Praise) Almighty Father Who Dost Give (this version recorded in 2006 for BBC's Songs of Praise)
ANOTHER REALM COMPANION AUDIO DISK Complete running order to be confirmed, but including:
All that we Have ever dreamed (recorded in July 2011. Troy plays low whistle on this demo, Jo piano, Dave keys & mixing) Jo & Dave Improvisation (Spontaneous improvisation, recorded at Open Sky Studio on 11th January 2011) Don’t Look Back (recorded October 2009 at Joanne’s, this was the original demo of what became White Horse) Dave & Martin Improvisation 1 (Spontaneous improvisation, recorded 14th December 2010) Gotta Lift Our Eyes Up (recorded in October 2009 at Joanne’s, another song considered for ‘Another Realm’) Dave & Martin Improvisation 2 Valley of Decision (recorded in October 2009 at Joanne’s, another song considered for ‘Another Realm’) Dave & Martin Improvisation Pipes Free What a Day (recorded in February 2010 at Joanne’s, another track considered for ‘Another Realm’) Dave & Martin Improvisation Pipes Hymn-like And the Angels Dance (single mix) Slow Air ( Martin & Dave - Recorded in February 2010 at Joanne’s)
THE SOUND WORLD OF IONA Complete running order to be confirmed, but including:
Featuring newly recorded, mainly instrumental tracks, with contributions from all past Iona band members
White Sands (Nick Beggs & Dave Bainbridge) Shell of Speech (Tim Harries with Dave Bainbridge. Based on sound samples from the Journey into the Morn album) I Will Give My Love and Apple (Dave Bainbridge solo piano version) Edge of the World (Mike Haughton & Dave Bainbridge) Air from France (Martin Nolan & Dave Bainbridge) Luke - the Calf (Dave Bainbridge guitar version) Táimse im Chodladh (Martin Nolan & Dave Bainbridge) Today (Dave Bainbridge solo piano version) Beyond These Shores (with special guest Sally Minnear) Beijing (widescreen remix) Plus other new recordings tbc, featuring David Fitzgerald, Terl Bryant, Frank Van Essen, Troy Donockley, Martin Neil, Phil Barker & Sally Minnear
Formed in 1989, IONA took their name from the small island off the west coast of Scotland. From the beginning, their aim was to write spiritual, atmospheric, yet uplifting music that would stir the emotions, weaving complex patterns that echo the intricate knot work of the great Celtic artists. Often inspired by the great figures of the Celtic Golden Age such as Columba, Aidan, Brendan and Patrick, IONA's music is as timeless as the message that reaches out to us across the centuries.
Uniquely combining rock / folk / progressive / ethnic and ambient elements with the crystalline voice of Joanne Hogg as their focus, IONA created 'a blaze of colours and textures...all the sounds fusing into a single, yearning, heartfelt beautiful cry.'
IONA built up a formidable reputation as a great live band with their incredible musicianship and disarmingly humorous banter and were noted for their timeless and innovative studio recordings. They released 7 acclaimed studio albums, four live albums (three doubles, plus one with The All Souls Orchestra), a beautifully illustrated 4 cd box set and two DVDs. Their last album, the 2cd ‘Edge of the World - Live in Europe’ was released in 2013.
Five years on from the bands last live performance and the decision to cease touring and recording “for the foreseeable future” comes ‘The Book of Iona’, the first of a series of Iona box set releases from Gonzo Multimedia. Including all the bands official studio albums, ‘The Book of Iona’ also features companion disks unique to each album, containing previously unreleased songs, original demos, alternate mixes and much more, all personally collated by founder member and band producer Dave Bainbridge. On top of this is included a cd of newly recorded (mainly instrumental) versions of Iona songs featuring performances from all previous Iona band members.
The band are thrilled that Iona’s music will once again be available to reach new listeners in search of innovative and emotive words and music that touches the soul. The ’wild goose' is indeed flying again.