Thursday, 17 July 2014

Creation CD at are now stocking the "Creation" import from Japan (with the "Sky Dance" bonus)! 

Ludicrous price, but they are offering (slightly!) more reasonable prices from Amazon shops...

Friday, 11 July 2014

It's new strings day...

Big 12 gets new strings this afternoon! Makes the old lady sound like a grand piano...

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Rocker plays "So Far Away" on Dandelion Radio...

Hope you caught Rocker’s excellent June show on Dandelion Radio? It's now up on Mixcloud, and he included “So Far Away” from “Fly The Bluebird”.

I’m looking forward to doing a live session with Rocker in Bristol later this month - got some surprises in store! 

Cheers, Rocker - a good ’un!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Unreleased "Rhythm's Son" on "ED SESSIONS SPECIAL"...

If you didn’t catch Flat Ed’s annual “ED SESSIONS SPECIAL” broadcast last night (shame on you!), the whole show is now up there on Mixcloud.

And what a great show it is! All unreleased and in many cases unheard material. I contributed a piece called “Rhythm’s Son”. It’s a full-band item recorded back in 1980 but this is the first time it’s seen light of day. A bit Beatle-ish (think “Across The Universe” era), but I guess that’s no bad thing.

Ed played “Rhythm’s Son” in the first fifteen minutes, but do check out the whole programme. It’s superb!

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Rocker (Dandelion Radio) plays "Saving Grace" from "Fly The Bluebird"...

Thanks to Dandelion Radio's Rocker for airing "Saving Grace" from "Fly The Bluebird" in his May programme (now Mixclouded).

Really great show, BTW. PLUS, there's a piece of exclusive news...

"Poor Old Thing" on Marmalade Radio...

A rather belated "thank you" to Marmalade Radio in Greece for including "Poor Old Thing" in their #1 show a couple of months back.

Appreciated, guys!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

"Spider" on “Heavy Crates 29th June - JON DOWNING – LIGHT” Mixcloud show...

…ah, turns out I missed out on saying “thanks” to VERYGOODPLUS Northampton for including a vinyl transcription of “Spider” in his 2013 Mixcloud show, “Heavy Crates 29th June - JON DOWNING – LIGHT”

Real sorry, VGPN – I didn’t know about it! But belatedly, many thanks indeed…

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

"Rainbow Jam Theme" - new on Mixcloud...

Many thanks to the excellent DearQuentin for including "Rainbow Jam Theme" from Fruits de Mer's "Strange Fish 5" in his recent Mixcloud extravaganza, "Is God in Love givingme Kisses".

Bizarre title, but a great show!

Monday, 19 May 2014

"Creation/Beau" on eBay...

Someone’s eBaying one of the old See For Miles “Creation/Beau” two-albums-on-one-CD sets.

I wasn’t terribly impressed with the digital transfers for this particular release, but if you want to get hold of “Creation” on CD (without paying out for the Japanese Air mail release), this could be an opportunity…

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ink Mathematics plays "1917 Revolution"...

Sincere thanks to Ink Mathematics for including "1917 Revolution" in their new stream/download, "with all the tolls we pay"

A truly great show, and a really superb sleeve pic for those who want to burn to CD.

Friday, 9 May 2014

"Lenin" on Dandelion Radio - now Mixclouded...

Rocker's April programme for Dandelion Radio - featuring "Lenin" from the new "Fly The Bluebird" album - is now up there on Mixcloud.

As always, it's a highly recommended show!

Thursday, 8 May 2014

The Beau Show (#3) now on Mixcloud...

If you’re in the mood for some really great music, I’ve just Mixclouded an edited version of show #3 in my occasional series for SNYA Radio. 

First broadcast live on 6th August 2013, this is how it all sounds without news breaks, the weather, ads etc.

If you're looking for a diverse music show with the likes of Hanni El Khatib, Laurie Anderson, Big Mama Thornton and Fritz Kreisler, this is the programme for you!


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Name check in US Glide Magazine...

Nice little name check at the foot of this review of the new Peter Ulrich Collaboration album. 

Thanks to Brian Banks - much appreciated!

Thursday, 24 April 2014

"Fly The Bluebird" - MetroMUSIC's sense of humour?...

Er... MetroMUSIC in the States are selling all the "Fly The Bluebird" songs with an EXPLICIT warning! 

What??? I don't think so guys - not unless someone's done a quick remix...

Monday, 21 April 2014 reviews "Fly The Bluebird"...

Many thanks to Paul Chapinal for this slightly intriguing review from

The lyrics and the stories behind the "Fly The Bluebird" songs can of course be downloaded or checked out from


Fly The Bluebird

added: 21 Apr 2014 // release date: 7 Apr 2014 // label: Cherry Red Records
reviewer: Paul Chapinal

Beau has the distinction of being the first artist to appear on John Peel’s Dandelion label in 1969. Since then he’s been a consistent artist though for those not familiar with his work, it’s not that straightforward as he does record as John Trevor and Trevor Midgley too.

The format is very simple: just Beau and a 12 string guitar playing folk music. That puts the onus on him lyrically and the listener to, well listen. It does require some time and effort to decipher the themes and the subjects that he covers. Some may fall at the first fence as his fluteish voice is kind of an acquired taste. Get past that, bed down with his guitar playing, and the rest should come.

The themes are wide to say the least going from 24 hour news (That Silver Door), through war (So Far Away) to Russia (Lenin). Beau clearly has a lot on his mind, has something to say about a lot of things and does so with a fair amount of wit. It would be interesting to hear him and Ian Anderson in conversation.

The album is available as a download.


Happy to chat with Ian Anderson any time!