Friday, 1 December 2017

The power of suggestion...

Back in my John Trevor days, I never realised how the Phil Ochs “All The News That's Fit To Sing” cover had influenced this publicity shot...


À la recherche du temps perdu...

Just been listening to Phil Ochs’ “All The News That’s Fit To Sing” on the old gold Elektra label; reminding me why I got into his business in the first place…

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Folk Tyme Radio plays "The Promise"...

Many thanks to Folk Tyme radio in the US for including “The Promise” from “When Butterflies Scream” on their playlist. 

Greatly appreciated!




Friday, 24 November 2017

Simfonica's "Letters In Time" - best price on Black Friday is at...

’Tis the season to be jolly, and it would be jolly remiss of me not to mention the ultimate stocking filler, Simfonica’s “Letters In Time” DVD, described by The Sunday Experience as having “…the vivid beauty of Debussy and the gravitas of John Tavener”

Best price this glorious Black Friday? Why at Norman Records, of course…


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

“A Day In Eyam, The Plague Village” - video...

Delighted to say Roy Bailey’s version of my song, “The Roses Of Eyam”, starts off this short YouTube vid, “A Day In Eyam, The Plague Village”.

Thanks to Javier London.

My original version is featured on the 1974-recorded vinyl album, "Twelve Strings to the Beau".




Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Sounds Of Asia share "Wings"...

Utterly bizarre! 

"Sounds Of Asia"(?) have decided to share the video of "Wings" from 2014, recorded as they say "with juvenile accompaniment"!

Weird!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Beau - "Green Dollar Bill" from "Warhol - The Musical"...

Here’s another trinket I’ve dug out of the box; this dating from 2000.

From “Warhol – The Musical” – a piece that Steve Clayton and I came up with – this is a rather frantic demo of the unreleased tune, “Green Dollar Bill”.

In the script, the song’s sung by Warhol’s manager, Paul Morrissey directly to the rather pushy Fred Hughes…

Saturday, 11 November 2017

"The Peacemaker" - a curio from 1982...

Just dug out this 1982 vid of "The Peacemaker", an unreleased, unpublished and previously unheard song from a time when I still had dark hair. 

Interesting curio. Must root around and see if there's anything more at the bottom of the box...

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Music Won't Save You reviews Simfonica's "Letters In Time"...

Many thanks to the Italian "Music Won't Save You" site for this generous review of Simfonica's "Letters In Time".

Greatly appreciated!
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SIMFONICA – Letters In Time (dvd)
(Self Released, 2017)

Benché non sia certo inedito lo stretto legame che in vario modo connette opere di sperimentazione ambient-drone ad aspetti visuali, “Letters In Time” lo espande a una dimensione nella quale entrambe le forme espressive acquisiscono pari dignità. 
Anzi, nel caso del concept sonoro-visuale di Trevor Midgley, il contenuto sonoro si atteggia quasi ad elemento accessorio, a cominciare dal supporto fisico nel quale l’opera è presentata. Le quattro parti del lavoro sono infatti presentate in formato dvd, a esito di un progetto commissionato all’artista inglese e da questi sviluppato secondo una marcata impronta politica e riferimenti letterari. 
La parola, assente dal contenuto delle tracce audio, è infatti l’ulteriore protagonista di “Letters In Time”; una parola sovrapposta a immagini in dissolvenza, al pari di modulazioni ambientali, che spaziano da correnti spettrali e tenebrose alla solennità evanescente di sinfonie orchestrali. La forza delle parole di Emile Zola, Martin Luther King e Oscar Wilde è così al tempo stesso osservabile nelle immagini e impressa dal suono, in un’opera ambiziosa, di autentica sinestesia espressiva.


Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Beau - "Today Began A Thousand Years Ago" live, with soundboard audio...

With thanks to Douglas Armour for the video, I've just uploaded a soundboard-audio version of "Today Began A Thousand Years Ago" from a live set in Lichfield, Staffordshire in April 2012.




Monday, 30 October 2017

Beau - "Nine Minutes" live, with soundboard audio...

Just posted a soundboard-audio vid of "Nine Minutes" from a live set in Lichfield, Staffordshire back in 2012.

Might bring back a few memories!



Sunday, 22 October 2017

Beau - "The Titanic Tragedy" and Encyclopedia Titanica...

I just discovered an excellent site – Encyclopedia Titanica – which contains a veritable wealth of info on the tragic loss in 1912 of RMS Titanic, en route at the time to New York.

It reminded me of this never-before-seen video from years ago of my song, “The Titanic Tragedy”

The track came out in April 2012 a hundred years to the day after the sinking, on the download and vinyl LP, “The Way It Was”.



Tuesday, 10 October 2017