Thursday, 22 February 2018

Dandelion Records on Soundcloud...

Bit of a weird one I've stumbled across on my daily wander through Soundcloud! 

A few weeks back, Jean Pop Deux(?) uploaded a really quite good playlist of old Dandelion tunes. Quite a lot of us in there - Bridget, MedHead, Tractor etc. Even my good self with "Silence Returns"

Quite worth playing on a rainy afternoon...

Thursday, 15 February 2018

"Twelve Strings to the Beau" offered for sale, complete with reviews sheet...!

This is fascinating! Someone selling the "Twelve Strings to the Beau" vinyl album, complete with a printout of reviews! 

I've never seen anything like this before. 

Someone's been doing their research!


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Beau - "Rattle The Asylum Bars" - running order agreed...

More hot news! The running order for the new "Rattle The Asylum Bars" album has now been agreed; and it is...

1 Road To Valhalla
2 The Rose
3 Moral Clarity
4 People Like Me
5 The Angry Preacher
6 Bugs Moran
7 The Apathy Party
8 The Hedgerows Of England
9 The Hawk
10 The Ghost Train
11 The Only Soldier To Turn Up For The War
12 Klara
13 Rattle The Asylum Bars

Thanks for all the kind comments about "The Rose" video. Greatly appreciated!

Stay tuned...


Saturday, 10 February 2018

Beau - "Soldier In The Willow" Kent State video...

I've just had flagged up to me this really affecting video of "Soldier In The Willow" from the original "Beau" album. 

Sean Shon - the guy who posted it - has used the song to underpin images from the Kent State shootings back in 1970. 

Unfortunately, he's disabled comments, so I can't thanks him. But Sean - if you get to read this, I really appreciate and like what you've done.



Friday, 9 February 2018

Beau - "The Rose" (video from "Rattle The Asylum Bars") ...

Cherry Red are going off early with the promo on this one. From the new "Rattle The Asylum Bars" album, this is the video for "The Rose".

In 2000, a young student called Rachel Whitear was found dead on the floor of her digs in the English seaside town of Exmouth. The needle was still in her arm. To warn others against the danger of drugs, her parents bravely allowed the image of the scene to be published. “The Rose” is told from the viewpoint of a medic attending such an event; one who’s weary of being called to these incidents but knows there’ll be many more. 

Though the Rachel Whitear story is now history, the song is new. Some things leave a lasting impression.




New Beau album named - "Rattle The Asylum Bars"...

This is it, folks - the "mugshot" sleeve for the new Beau album, "Rattle The Asylum Bars"

Release date, Friday 20th April!

More very soon...


Monday, 29 January 2018

"The Way It Was" - combo vinyl + CD package...

Now here's a weird one - a company in the States offering my vinyl Ritual Echo set, "The Way It Was" in a package with an audiophile quality CD - and all for the very reasonable price of an arm and a leg! 

Alternatively, if anyone needs advice on how to burn a CDR...

Friday, 19 January 2018

NEW BEAU ALBUM for 2018...

BIG NEWS! Just inked in the agreement with Cherry Red for a brand new Beau collection for 2018! Working to an April release date. 

No more info available as yet, but watch this space…

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Begin the year as you mean to go on - with an original Dandelion ad...

Happy New Year, folks!

And to start 2018, a real blast from the past - from Time Out #23 in 1969!


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".