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MICHAEL CHAPMAN

Decca Years 1974-1977

SECRET RECORDS



3CD

Released: 29th Jan 2021

£7.99

out of stock


The Decca Years 1974-77 3 audio discs + booklet in 8 panel digipak, contains previously unissued bonus tracks.

Disc 1 Deal Gone Down - 1974 + Bonus Tracks

Musicians: Michael Chapman - Guitars and vocals Rick Kemp - Bass Nigel Pegrum - Drums Maddy Prior - Backing vocals Bridget St. John - Backing vocals ‘The Fabulous Preludes’ - Backing vocals on ‘The Banjo Song’. Engineered by Mike Noble at John Kongos Studio & Produced by Michael Chapman.

Disc 2 Savage Amusement - 1976 + Bonus Tracks

Musicians: Michael Chapman - Guitar and vocals. Rick Kemp - Bass. Keef Hartley - Drums. Tim Renwick - Guitar. Andy Latimer - Guitar. Peter Wood - Keyboards. Leo Le Blanc - Pedal Steel Guitar. Mutt, Stevie & Fuzzy - Backing vocals. Recorded at Sawmills Studios, Cornwall, Tapestry Studios, London and Ardent Studio, Memphis. Engineers - Dave Howell, Jerry Boys and Mark Howard. Assistant Engineers Steve Dewey and Simon Fraiser. Produced by Don Nix.

Disc 3 The Man Who Hated Mornings - 1977

Musicians: Michael Chapman - Guitar and vocals. Keef Hartley - Drums. Rod Clements - Bass. Pete Wingfield - String Synthesiser (Track 1), Organ (Track 2) and Electric Piano (Track 3). Johnny Van Derek - Violin (Track 1). John McBurnie and Vivienne McAuliffe - Backing vocals (Tracks 1,5,6 and 8). Mick Ronson - Guitar (Track 2). Andy Latimer - Electric Guitar Intro (Track 3) and Guitar (Track 9). B.J. Cole - Steel Guitar (Track 5,6,7,8,10). Recorded at Sawmills Studios, Cornwall, Tapestry Studios, London and Fairview Studios, Hull. Engineered by Jerry Boys, Dave Howell and Keith Herd. Mix Down Engineer - Dave Howell. Assistant Engineers - Steve Dewey and Simon Fraiser. Produced by Michael Chapman and Max Hole.

Decca Years 1974-1977

Tracklist

  1. The Rock’n’ Roll Jigley
  2. Party Pieces
  3. Another Season Song
  4. Stranger Passing By
  5. Used To Be
  6. Deal Gone Down
  7. The Banjo Song
  8. Theme From The Movie Of The Same Name
  9. Goodbye Sunny Sky
  10. Journeyman
  11. Dumplings (Instrumental from the Deal Gone Down session) B side to The Banjo Song single
  12. Stranger Passing By (Demo)
  13. Theme From The Movie Of The Same Name (Demo)
  14. Goodbye Sunny Sky (Demo)
  15. Untitled Rag (Demo)
  16. Journeyman (Demo)
  17. Another Season Song (Demo previously unissued)
  18. Deal Gone Down Down (Demo previously unissued)
  19. Party Pieces (Demo previously unissued)
  20. Used To Be (Demo previously unissued)
  21. Shuffleboat River Farewell
  22. Secret Of The Locks
  23. Crocky Hill Disaste
  24. Lovin’ Dove
  25. Hobo’s Lament
  26. Stranger
  27. How Can A Poor Man
  28. It Didn’t Work Out
  29. Devastation Hotel
  30. Lovin’ Dove (Demo
  31. Just To Keep You (Demo)
  32. Devastation Hotel & Crocky Hill Disaster Idea (Demo)
  33. Waiting For A Train (All Around The Water Tank) (Demo)
  34. Devastation Hotel (Demo previously unissued)
  35. Hobo’s Lament (Demo previously unissued)
  36. Lost Ragtime Piece (Demo previously unissued)
  37. Lovin’ Dove (Demo previously unissued)
  38. Northern Lights
  39. I’m Sober Now
  40. The Man Who Hated Mornings
  41. Ballad In Plain D
  42. Steel Bonnets
  43. Dogs Got More Sense
  44. Falling Apart
  45. While Dancing The Pride Of Erin
  46. Dreams Are Dangerous Things
  47. Why Do You Bob Your Hair Girls?
  48. Dogs Got More Sense (Bonus track, early version recorded for proposed single
  49. Expressway in the Rain (Demo previously unissued)
  50. Steel Bonnets (Instrumental) Single Version