Sunday, February 28, 2010

Terry Draper - The Furzall Family


©2000 Bullseye
Buy or download CD from Terry Draper
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This is the very hard to find limited edition release of childrens songs from Terry Draper and Maureen Leeson were the voices of The Furzalls recordings. Terry Draper plays all the instruments. The CD was originally packaged with the Furzall dolls.
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The small story of "The Furzal Family" was written by Dana Brown and is printed in the booklet. Scans of the booklet are included.
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1. The Furzall Story / 2. We're The Furzalls / 3. The Figgle / 4. Goodnight Sleepy Heads / 5. A Song For Christmas  
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

David bedford - The Odyssey

©1976 Virgin CDOVD 444
320 Kbps CD-rip
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Bedford began recording solo work in the early 70's at the same time working with the likes of Kevin Ayers, Robert Wyatt,John Lord, Mike Oldfield and Roy Harper. His composing skills came to the fore after Tubular Bells was released and he was the key motivator behind The Orchestral Tubular Bells played by The London Philharmonic Orchestra. David Bedford also recorded with Mike Oldfield on the, highly underrated, Collaboration project.
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Bedford continued recording well into the 90's although saw a huge drop off in popularity after the Odyssey project in 1976. Odyssey from 1976 marks David Bedford providing one of his strongest album releases.
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David gets some help on this album from his friends Mike Oldfield (guitar 4,6) and Andy Summers (guitar 9). The Queen's College Choir provided the angellike vocals on 'the Sirens'.
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Penelope's Shroud I 01:37 / King Aeolus 04:44 / Penelope's Shroud II 01:20 / The Phaeacian Games 03:59 / Penelope's Shroud III 01:03 / The Sirens 10:17 / Scylla And Charybdis 07:59 / Penelope's Shroud IV 00:48 / Circe's Island 07:44 / Penelope's Shroud Completed 00:31 / The Battle In The Hall 07:55 
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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Dee Long and the Short Notice
Long Live And Prosper
©2005 Bullseye BLR-CD-4106
320 Kbps CD-rip
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Recorded live in March 2005 with the Short Notice Band. Includes material from his solo releases, three Klaatu songs and a Beatles cover tune.
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Dee Long (vocals, guitar); Ken Wannamaker (keyboards, backing vocals); Frank Watt (drums); Maureen Leeson (percussion, backing vocals) Jaimie Vernon (guitar, backing vocals), Jim Hoeck (Bass).

Tracklist: 1. Meaning Of Life / 2. Mad Magazine / 3. Outside / 4. You Are / 5. Chromosome Syndrome / 6. Collecting Icons / 7. Older / 8. Everybody Took A Holiday / 9. Blue Jay Way / 10. Good To Be Back / 11. Little Neutrino / 12. Good To Be Back (Videoclip) / 13. Chromosome Syndrome (Videoclip)
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Jack Lancaster
Wild Connections
©1979 Acrobat 660.038
320Kbps Vinyl rip
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Session musician Jack Lancaster released Wild Connections in  1979. He collaborated with Rick van der Linden, a dutch keyboardplayer who had worldwide succes with his band Ekseption. The album wich has been reissued several times as "Wild Connections" since 1987 was in fact another album from Lancaster originally called "Skinningrove Bay". Jack Lancaster was a member of Aviator.
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With the exception of drums and choir, this album is completely synthesised on Lyricon and Yamaha GX1. The lyricon is an electronic wind instrument capable of the fullest range of expression. The sounds available on the Lyricon are practically infinite. GX1 is a tri-manual synthesiser with bass pedals; "Yamaha's Monster!" Stevie Wonder called it "The Dream Machine".

A1 Early Morning Jones / A2 Your Home / A3 African Violet / A4 Fortuna / B1 Wild Connections / B2 Claudia / B3 Aural Exciter / B4 Nyala
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