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Michael Chapman - Live VPRO 1971
Michael Chapman
Live VPRO 1971
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Blast First Petite)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Captured by Dutch radio station VPRO in May 1971, these are the earliest known live recordings of Michael Chapman after he started releasing records on the legendary Harvest label in 1969. For Chapman fans this is the classic period. Expect abeautiful clear, warm and intimate recording of Chapman with long time collaborator Rick Kemp on electric bass, performing material from his first three Harvest albums in a free flowing, improv inflected style. This LP-edition coms with a free download.
Michael Chapman - Solo Acoustic Volume 11: Homages
Michael Chapman
Solo Acoustic Volume 11: Homages
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Vin Du Select Qualitite)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The godfather of alternative guitar returns w/an all-instrumetal album composed in tribute to his influences & contemporaries. Summoning the spirits of some of the greatest guitarists of all time, Chapman proves again that he stands among them
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Michael Chapman - Wrecked Again
Michael Chapman
Wrecked Again
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
23,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Following Light In The Attic’s acclaimed reissues of British singer, songwriter and hugely talented psych, folk and rock guitarist Michael Chapman’s seminal albums Fully Qualified Survivor and Rainmaker, comes 1971’s Wrecked Again, his final for EMI’s seminal stoner imprint Harvest, home to Kevin Ayers and Syd Barrett. Like other artists in hte stable, Chapman’s music contains a drugged-out feel, sublime guitar playing and intense lyrics, yet Chapman’s career was not a pet project. Buried in EMI’s release schedule and afforded no promotional budget,Wrecked Again is his lost classic.Recorded at the noted Rockfield Studio, a residential complex-cum-working farm in Wales, Wrecked Again explores orchestration via Paul Buckmaster (Miles Davis, David Bowie) and The London Symphony Orchestra and production courtesy of Gus Dudgeon (Elton John, Bonzo Dog Band), but also explores a new sound influenced by Memphis soul. With a blend of electric and acoustic instruments, Chapman is found where he feels most comfortable: in-between folk and rock, contrasting soft with edgy.Wrecked Again was made at a turbulent time in Chapman’s life. Still struggling for money despite being four albums into his career, the sessions were marred by arguments over his pay. Unloved as it was by his label, the album did little to rectify the situation. Afterwards, Chapman and bassist Rick Kemp – later of Steeleye Span – set off on their first tour of the USA. Chapman was stoney broke – initially refused a visa as a result – and received no money. And that was the least of his troubles.By the third week, manager Andrew King had quit the country, and Kemp had run off with a woman in a green Mustang. Audiences couldn’t understand Chapman’s thick Yorkshire accent or British phrases, not least when he coughed on stage and told them, “these French fags are killing my throat”. After being mugged in New York, Chapman gave up – before even reaching the West Coast. There had been highs, such as being asked to perform at King Curtis’s funeral alongside the likes of Ray Charles, but the experience scarred the singer-songwriter. Back in the UK, he told his partner, Andru Chapman, “If that’s the big time then fuck it – I don’t want it.”Chapman did, of course, go on to record more than 30 albums and tour extensively, but Wrecked Again was a pivotal moment in his career; the tipping point between his earlier, folkier material and his later, rockier output on Deram.
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