четверг, 24 ноября 2011 г.

Michael Chapman 3 CD Albums



Performens: Michael Chapman
Album: Fully Qualified Survivor - 1970 / Repertoire reissue 1997
1997 reissue on Repertoire of the British folk rocker's 1970 album,
originally released on Harvest & featuring 'Postcards Of Scarborough'.
Guests include Mick Ronson, Barry Morganand, Rick Kemp
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Ⓟ 1970 Harvest Records., © 1997 Repertoire Records.
Catalog#: REP 4687-WY

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Album: Millstone Grit - 1973 / Reissue & Remastered 2006
Digitally remastered and first time on CD for this album, originally released in 1974.
Eight tracks including 'Firewater Dreams', 'New York Ladies' and 'Champion'.
Ⓟ 1973 Tuesday Productions ltd., © 2006 BGO (Beat Goes On) Records.
Catalog#: BGOCD738

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Album: Looking For Eleven - 1980 / Edsel issue 1996
© 1980 Criminal Records ltd., © 1996 Demon Records. Ltd.
Label: Edsel Records
Catalog#: EDCD 496

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Genre: Folk, British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic
Format: FLAC, Image (Cue + Log)
BitRate: lossless
Cover: JPG & PNG, 600dpi Full Scan

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В бессмысленной толчее будней мы окончательно утратили возможность прислушиваться к главному - тому великому природному метроному, что определяет границы жизни для всех и каждого, - биению сердца. Напомнить об этом людям взялся английский музыкант Майкл Чэпмен (р. 1941). Начав артистическую карьеру в далеком 1966-м году, он со временем приобрел славу одного из лучших гитаристов Великобритании, чей спектр интересов колебался от фолка до джаза и блюза. Но будучи прогрессором по сути своей, Майкл не чурался пробовать силы и в других направлениях.

               
                 Biography: allmusic.com
                 Official Website: michaelchapman.co.uk
                 Wiki: en.wikipedia.org

The guitar and voice of Michael Chapman first became known on the Cornish Folk Circuit in 1967. Playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical material he established a reputation for intensity and innovation. Signed to EMI's Harvest label he recorded a quartet of classic albums. LPs like 'Rainmaker' and 'Wrecked Again' defined the melancholic observer role Michael was to make his own, mixing intricate guitar instrumentals with a full band sound. The influential album 'Fully Qualified Survivor', featuring the guitar of Mick Ronson and Rick (Steeleye Span) Kemp's bass, was John Peel's favourite album of 1970. 'Survivor' featured the Chapman 'hit', "Postcards of Scarborough", a characteristically tenderly sour song recounting the feelings of nostalgia and regret.
A label change to Decca brought a change in sound. Electric guitar, still with that distinctive Chapman fluidity, featured more prominently. Tracks like "New York Ladies" and "Firewater Dreams" on 'Millstone Grit' showed a guitar master pursuing sounds and textures. Michael continued to build his live reputation, touring solo and with a variety of groups, recording the live album 'Pleasures of the Streets' a strong mix of solo and band performances. He was a regular session contributor to Radio One, and BBC TV broadcast two Chapman Band performances as part of their Sight and Sound series.


Fully Qualified Survivor - 1970 Time: 00:46:32
(Repertoire reissue 1997)


Tracklist:

01. Aviator 9:34
02. Naked Ladies & Electric Ragtime 2:42
03. Stranger In The Room 5:36
04. Postcards Of Scarborough 5:19
05. Fishbeard Sunset 0:39
06. Soulful Lady 4:15
07. Rabbit Hills 4:10
08. March Rain 3:46
09. Kodak Ghosts 3:20
10. Andru's Easy Rider 2:09
11. Trinkets & Rings 5:03





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Millstone Grit - 1973 Time: 00:34:44
(Reissue & Remastered 2006)




Tracklist:

01. Firewater Dreams - 05:13
02. Sea of Wine - 02:47
03. New York Ladies - 09:30
04. Champion 01:23
05. Sundamental - 05:24
06. The Hero Returns - 03:42
07. Wellington the Skellington - 03:35
08. Expressway in the Rain - 03:10







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Looking For Eleven - 1980 Time: 00:52:14
(Edsel issue 1996)


Tracklist:

01. White Night Starlight - 02:52
02. Black Dark - 05:11
03. Spain One To Four - 11:19
04. Great Gifts From Heaven - 03:15
05. East Coast - 04:30
06. Dead Man's Handle - 03:34
07. White Out' 79 - 04:40
08. Fireside Hound - 01:41
09. Common Knowledge - 04:34
10. Aquamarine - 01:29
11. The Easy Way - 04:26
12. Health Food - 03:33
13. Nuages - 01:10




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Musicians:
 
- Michael Chapman - guitar, piano, rhythm foot
- Mick Ronson - guitar
- Barry Morgan - drums, congas
- Rick Kemp - bass
- Gus Dudgeon - scraper

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