October 28th 2016
TO TRY FOR THE SUN
Previously unreleased, live, radio sessions & alternate recordings
Release Date : 18th November 2016
In anticipation and advance of our new album of all original songs coming in 2017, we announce - with the greatest sadness that Michael is no longer with us - the release of this CD of previously unreleased recordings - click above to see all the details and Pre-Order at a reduced price - many thanks ...
Dedicated to MICHAEL WACKFORD
February 6 1953 - October 25 2016
October 25th 2016
We're devastated at the loss today of MICHAEL WACKFORD, our fantastic and extraordinary drummer. Unique and passionate human being.
MICHAEL WACKFORD: February 6 1953 - October 25 2016
These 2 Peter O'Brien CDs are now just £5 each + Shipping !
Starry Eyed And Laughing - 'Forever Young' Vinyl Single !
We're proud to present in association with Shagrat Records
a VERY LIMITED EDITION 7” Vinyl Single of
‘Forever Young’ b\w ‘Echoes’
The flip side track of Gene Clark
's classic 'Echoes
is another only recently discovered recording from before
SE&L's 1st CBS album - remixed and mastered
exclusively for this
single - read all about it here !
Starry Eyed And Laughing - Forever Young and Gig News !
has arrived, and all the pre-orders have shipped - many thanks to everyone for their kind comments - we'll be posting them soon ...
Preview the title track 'Forever Young' on YouTube here
We're thrilled to be playing at Peter 'Omaha' O'Brien
's 75th Birthday Musical Extravaganza in Leytonstone on Dec 7th 2014
- check out the Gig News
for details !
Starry Eyed And Laughing - Forever Young
Arriving 1st October !
Click here !
Many thanks to all who've pre-ordered, and thanks for your patience !
1. Forever Young 2. I'm So Restless 3. Miles Away
4. Dancing Slow 5. Givin' You The Blues 6. Another You
7. Jet Plane Rider 8. 4 + 20 9. (Just Like) A Weepy Movie
10. Lay Down Your Weary Tune 11. Propinquity
12. I Thought I Was A Child
13. In The Madness (Electric Version)
14. So Tired 15. He Was A Friend Of Mine
16. Strangers All Over Again 17. Meet Me Lord (At The Bottom Of The Hill) 18. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
Preview 'Forever Young' on YouTube here
Starry Eyed And Laughing - Forever Young
A brand new collection of tracks comprising songs recorded before Starry Eyed And Laughing's first official LP, together with Radio Session tracks.
Featuring versions of Dylan
's 'Forever Young
', after which this collection is appropriately titled, Michael Nesmith
' and Roger McGuinn
's 'I'm So Restless
' amongst others.
Preview 'I'm So Restless' on YouTube here
Starry Eyed And Laughing's 2 albums Now Available as Digital Downloads with bonus tracks on iTunes
The eponymous 1st album with 3 bonus tracks :
'Chimes Of Freedom'
'Strangers All Over Again'
'Meet Me Lord (At The Bottom Of The Hill)'
and the 2nd album 'Thought Talk' with 3 bonus tracks :
'Song On The Radio'
'Can't Help But Love Her'
Cooper Black - Milestone Road Available to buy now on this website !
West Oxfordshire's finest alt band release their 2nd album - produced by Tony Poole,
on the AURORA label.
Featuring songs by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, Robert Palmer, Slim Harpo, Al Wilson, Mike Heron of The Incredible String Band and Mike Scott of The Waterboys, they weave a potent and mysterious twist of the unexpected around everything they play ... you won't hear a more unusual version of "It's Not Unusual", and you may begin to understand why they called their 1st album 'It Doesn't Go Like That'
AURORA AUR11 - Released 7 Oct 2012 ... Check out some tracks and videos here ...
August 17 2012
Peter O'Brien - 'Small Talk, Bullshit & Lies'
Check out the new Reviews in Maverick and Old Ben's Newsletter
Many thanks to everyone who's bought and taken the time to comment
on the album !
You can also buy the CD or Digital download at the brilliant CDBaby
Buy directly in the USA and save International Mail costs !
Peter O'Brien - 'Small Talk, Bullshit & Lies' Available to Pre-order now !
CD Release date: 11 June 2012
Peter O'Brien's follow up to his critically acclaimed 2009 debut, Junked Cars & Beat Up Guitars, is Small Talk, Bullshit & Lies, a 71 minute tour-de-force which features a stellar cast of musicians including Dan Dugmore, Butch Hancock, Wes McGhee, Dave Batti, John Hoke, Thad Beckman, Andrew Combs, Spencer Cullum Jr., Jeremy Fetzer, Rory Hancock, Katy Fachorn and Ed Boggs.
Three years down the road from his 1st album, Peter is ready to take his listeners on another musical journey. You're invited to join him. No passport required.
Mad River-Jersey Sloo
Available to buy now on the Shagrat Records
Beautiful Limited Edition 12" Vinyl EP with a 12” x 12” 36pp, full colour, mini-coffee table book featuring a 26,000 word history of the band written by
Ugly Things journalist David Biasotti, revealing many unknown stories and details about this legendary, Berkeley-based quintet.
The book is profusely illustrated with many photos and other memorabilia which have never been seen before, and tells the band’s remarkable history, how they were involved in the emergent long hair counter-culture and the movement against the Vietnam War (then at its height), their relationship with the Diggers and the Hells Angels, the Beat Poets and most interesting of all their friendship and collaboration with the late writer Richard Brautigan.
The Darrow-Mosley Band:Desert Rain EP
Beautiful Limited Edition (just 499 copies - and destined to be extremely rare !) 10" Vinyl EP featuring 3 recordings by the legendary short-lived band formed by Chris Darrow of Kaleidoscope & Bob Mosley of Moby Grape
Featuring Frank Reckard on guitar, Johnny Craviotto on drums, Loren Newkirk on keyboards
and backing vocals by Claudia Lennear and Jennifer Warnes
With spectacular psychedelic cover art by the legendary John Hurford
Available to buy now on the Shagrat Records website
The Amazing Zigzag Concert
- A set of 5 CDs, recorded live at Zigzag magazine's fifth anniversary concert, held at The Roundhouse on Sunday afternoon and evening, 28 April 1974, complete with a 32 page booklet celebrating the occasion.
Pre-release orders are now being taken here Road Goes On Forever Records
for this LIMITED EDITION (only 2000 copies) that won't be available in the shops !
STARRY EYED & LAUGHING, CHILLI WILLI & THE RED HOT PEPPERS, HELP YOURSELF, JOHN STEWART with ARNIE MOORE & PETE THOMAS and, topping the bill, MICHAEL NESMITH with RED RHODES - over 4 hours of incredible music never before released !
CLICK HERE for details and to Reserve your copy ! Coming Autumn 2010 !
A fabulous and beautiful new book by Tony Bacon about the Rickenbacker 12-string Guitar
has just been published by Jawbone Press ..... Check it out here !
Incredibly researched and detailed, with hundreds of rare pictures, and featuring interviews with all the legendary artists who've played this unique guitar, including Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Peter Buck and of course, the genius who started it all,
George Harrison, the book charts the history of Rickenbacker from its very beginnings to the present day, and includes authoritative information on every model ever made.
Tony Poole, who plays a 1967 Jet-Glo 330-12, is thrilled and honoured to have been interviewed for this definitive book, and to be in such illustrious company
New Steeleye Span Album - 'Cogs, Wheels & Lovers'
- co-produced, mixed and mastered by Tony Poole
Maddy Prior, Peter Knight, Rick Kemp, Liam Genockey & Ken Nicol
- Steeleye Span's longest-serving line-up have released their 21st studio album
Visit Park Records for details
is a brand new 20 track compilation released on the Broadside label through
(Sold Out) featuring the worldwide debut of 2 previously unreleased live tracks
'He Was A Friend Of Mine' and 'You Ain't Goin' Nowhere'
Thanks ! to R. E. Jones at Amazon for this review:
'Listening to this cd compilation brings back to me what amazing musicians they were and how strong their material was. If you love the Byrds or the Jayhawks or R.E.M or any band of that type then you'll love SE&L too. do yourself a huge favour. buy this record.'
New Album now available ! - click here for Sales details
Click this button for info, music, lyrics and photos ...
Tony Poole and Iain Whitmore from Starry Eyed And Laughing formed THE SUN
with Nick Trevisick, and 'Start The Countdown' features 11 re-mastered tracks
is available here, with free shipping worldwide
Special Thanks to Roger McGuinn, founder of The Byrds for his comments:
I've listened to "Fallen". The cover looks like a scene from "Chestnut Mare".
You're right, it's mostly country.
‘It's Gonna Rain Soon’ is exceptionally good. Great production, amazing compression and technique on the Rickenbacker, good vocals. Makes me want to record something like this myself! - All the best,
10 Nov 2008
Pete Frame has written a fantastic new book called 'The Restless Generation'
Subtitled 'How Rock Music Changed the Face of 1950s Britain', it's an incredibly detailed, superbly written, funny, breathtaking widescreen account of the emergence and rise of British rock music from the first stirrings of skiffle to the breakthrough of such global stars as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
It's already been voted Music Book Of The Year
Available on Amazon here
06 Oct 2008
- Upcoming gigs with Abbie Lathe and tp & woodman - see Gig News
· New Press pages - Reviews\Articles from now and then · History now complete ...
05 Oct 2008
Iain Whitmore's unreleased 1982 solo album ‘War Cries’ is available re-mastered on CD
Check out the story and hear some samples here
01 Jul 2008
- Maddy Prior's album 'Seven For Old England'
· Produced and mastered by Tony Poole, marks a return for Steeleye Span's Maddy Prior to her traditional folk roots, and is now available on Amazon.
28 Jul 2007
· Tony Poole's new version of 'Bells Of Rhymney' is on 'Timeless Flyte - A Tribute to The Byrds', a 4 CD set featuring artists such as
Andrew Gold, The Kennedys and Jeffrey Foskett. All the details here ...
Thanks to Eric Sorensen for this review:
'Bells Of Rhymney' – Tony Poole. Wow! Tony’s terrific version of this song brings back the emotions that I felt when I first heard the Byrds’ version of this song in 1965. The guitar work and the vocals are superb.