"…Stockfisch Records use B&W (Bowes & Wilkins) loudspeakers to monitor all of their recordings. Besides producing cover CDs for high quality audio magazines published in Germany Stockfisch Records have also produced demonstration CDs specifically for B&W. In order to promote their Nautilus range of speakers B&W sponsored a tour of Germany by Sara K, accompanied by another accomplished Stockfisch Recordings artist, guitarist Chris Jones. This video, produced in multiple sound formats, is one night of the tour."
"Ein musikalisches Meisterwerk, dem Günter Pauler einen Sound schneiderte, der schon auf CD um Welten besser klingt als andere 'hochauflösende' Scheibchen. Die Stimme ist mega-präsent, die Gitarre kommt ungemein konturiert und körperhaft, die Begleitung dermaßen plastisch, dass man selbst als eingefleischter Analog-Fan hochachtungsvoll den Hut zieht." ~stereoplay
Allan Taylor is one of England's most-respected singer/songwriters. His songs have been covered by artists on both sides of the Atlantic, including Don Williams, Frankie Miller, Fairport Convention, Dick Gaughan, the McCalmans, the Fureys, the Clancy Brothers, and De Dannan. Folk Roots praised him for his "ability to crystallize a mood and evoke an era with the ease of a computer memory access, crafting perfect songs with dramatic changes in the spirit of Brecht, Bikel, and Brel." The Oxford Book of Traditional Verse felt as strongly, writing that Taylor was "one of the most literate and sensitive of contemporary songwriters in terms of words and music and one who is capable of exploring more complex subjects than most of his contemporaries."
Allan Taylor says: "This recording began as a bonus CD to accompany Colour to the Moon in the special box edition, released in the year 2000. Colour to the Moon has remained in production, but the bonus CD, Behind the Mix was discontinued when the box edition sold out. We have decided to re-release this Behind the Mix CD because so many people have asked us to make it available again."
As you traverse the rolling landscape of ‘Hotels And Dreamers’ Allan Taylor draws you in with a richly grained collection of songs to stimulate both heart and head. The terrain is occupied by wise-but-weary vocals, and muted acoustic arrangements which conspire to pay gentle and affectionate homage to “the Beats who started me on this road” and contemporaries who also took this route less travelled…
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).