Songs of haunting power and emotion. Warmth, wistfulness, humour, love, the isolation of modern life and the strength of the individual are all explored here.
"intelligently constructed songs, shimmering with musical colour, rich vocal harmonies and stunning instrumental work" - Songbook Magazine
Christo had started work on an album of space songs with the Filk community in mind - however other songs came up that didn't fit that remit. This album grew in parallel with the space one - Alien Salad Abduction. Some songs jumped albums from one to another due to feel. In the end the 2 albums were completed in the same week, 2 years after they were begun.
influences - Alan Stivell, John Sebastian, Paul Kantner, George Harrison, David Crosby, Byrds, Jimmy Buffett, Lisa Stansfield, Jesse Colin Young, Flora Purim, Dan Britton, Vikki Clayton
released August 19, 2002
Chris Conway - vocals, guitars, keyboards, tin, low d & bamboo whistles, theremin, kalimba, zither, samples, percussion
The Talking Fish
Debbie Robinson - vocals - 1, 4, 5, 8, 9
Mick Oxtoby - violin, electric violin - 1, 7
Neil Segrott - bass - 4, 8, 13
Andy Fitzsimons - congas, percussion - 1, 4, 8
Dan Britton - guitars, bodhran, vocals - 1, 2, 4, 12
Vikki Clayton - vocals - 13
Kate Easton - vocals - 12
Jodi Krangle - vocals - 10
Judith Silver - vocals - 9
Andy Nicholls - tenor saxophone - 8
Carl Peberdy - sitar - 9
Think David Crosby on a journey taking in Ireland, a jazz club, and Outer Space.
"Songs of Love &
Peace & Outer Space" is his slogan and that sums it up well.
He has toured with ex-Monkees Peter Tork, played with members of Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention as well as Vikki Clayton, Martin Carthy, Sally Barker, Pete Morton, Cathy Lesurf, & Tommy Emmanuel and Talvin Singh....more