Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of the first solo album by master guitarist Chris Spedding, Backwood Progression. Originally issued on the legendary Harvest label in October 1970, the album saw Spedding record in his own right at Abbey Road studios soon after the demise of his previous group, The Battered Ornaments. Backwood Progression featured Chris Spedding backed by guest musicians Paul Abrahams (Organ), Roy Babbington (Bass), Laurie Allan (Drums), Royston Mitchell (Piano, Harmonium) and Frank Ricotti (Congas).
This set of 9 videos, each approximately 60 minutes long, was created by B. Allan Mackie and is packed with information and designed for the serious builder. Narrated by B. Allan Mackie himself, they contain everything you need to know to construct your own state-of-the-art home with consideration of the ecology in mind.
Rob Cosman has been woodworking for most of his life. While earning a B.Sc. in Industrial Technology/Furniture Design at Brigham Young University, he was Dr. Dale L. Nishs teaching assistant. Rob has also worked with many of the worlds best craftsmen - including Alan Peters, Sam Maloof, Tage Frid, Monroe Robinson and Peter Korn. In the first of Rob Cosmans Master Craftsman Series, he teams up with renowned woodcarver, author and teacher Chris Pye to present a comprehensive DVD. Topics covered include selecting gouges, features of a correctly sharpened edge, adding an inside bevel, power sharpening, hand honing and keeping the tools sharp. Run time is 1 hour, 55 minutes.
This video takes the beginner through the selection and use of basic woodturning tools as well as the tool movement required to make simple projects. This video is the best alternative to actually being able to take a class from Chris Stott.
This DVD includes over 2 hours of expert instruction in carving an attractive and adaptable leaf decoration. The 2 disk DVD also highlights holding and using woodcarving tools correctly and efficiently. Fundamental woodcarving cuts: running, stabbing, sliding and sweeping! If you are looking to enhance your furniture with carved accents or are just interested in ornamental carving this DVD is for you.
"One of the few films of its kind which really does distil and epitomise the essence of the man and his music." ~David Kidman
"…The disc’s exceptional, state-of-the-art recording draws you in right close, with Allan’s very special and intimate delivery cocooned by the immaculately judged and empathic contributions of a handful of other musicians (guitar, dobro, accordion, banjo, bowed psaltery, fretless bass). I feel sure that Leaving At Dawn will come to be judged as one of Allan’s finest ever collections." ~folk roots
…Stockfish continues to shine with its groundbreaking SACD technology. The precision and clarity of the stringed instrumentation is flawless, augmenting the acoustics without compromising the intended starkness. (…) Songs For The Road is an engaging album.