Chris Thompson Chris Thompson 180g Import LP (Blue Marble Vinyl)
Chris Thompson Chris Thompson 180g Import LP (Blue Marble Vinyl) Chris Thompson Chris Thompson 180g Import LP (Blue Marble Vinyl) Chris Thompson Chris Thompson 180g Import LP (Blue Marble Vinyl)
Genre: Folk
Label: Beatball
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

Share:

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson 180g Import LP (Blue Marble Vinyl)

Chris Thompson

$31.99
 
 
 
Availability: Backordered
In Stock An In Stock item is available to ship normally within 24 business hours.
Preorder A Preorder is an item that has not yet been released. Typically the label will set a projected release date (that is subject to change). If a projected release date is known, we will include this in the description in red. Other Preorders are set to release "TBA." This means that release date is yet "To Be Announced". The Preorder can be released anywhere between weeks, months or years from its initial announcement.
Backordered An Out Of Stock item is an item that we normally have available to ship but we are temporarily out of. We do not have a specific date when it will be coming.
Awaiting Repress Awaiting repress titles are in the process of being repressed by the label. No ETA is available at this time.
Expected On When an item is Out Of Stock and we have an estimated date when our stock should arrive, we list that date on our website in the part's description. It is not guaranteed.
Special Order A Special Order item is an item that we do not stock but can order from the manufacturer. Typical order times are located within the product description.
SKU:
BBLPI2006
UPC:
8809114696350
Limited Edition 180g Blue Marble Vinyl LP!
A Lost '70s Folk Blues/Acid Folk Classic!
First Vinyl Reissue Since Original 1973 Release!


Chris Thompson started out his career in Hamilton, New Zealand in 1965, then turned professional in 1968. In the early seventies he moved to England, where he played the guitar with Californian folk singer Julie Felix. While in England, Chris also played with British Folk-Blues legends Wizz Jones and Davey Graham and made his debut album in 1973. Originally issued on the Village Thing label, it has been claimed as one of the best acid folk albums of the 1970s. Recorded in numerous locations, it features guest appearances from Clem Alford and Keshav Sathe (of Magic Carpet fame), and casts a hypnotic spell. The album is presented in its original version with alternate takes, rare photos and detailed notes from the man himself.

"Early-'70s London was not exactly lacking for phenomenal folk guitarists, but even amid the likes of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, et al, Thompson must have stood out. His fretboard expertise is the most immediately striking aspect of the album: his fingerpicking technique rivals that of anyone on the scene at the time, and on stand-out tracks like 'Her Hair Was Long' (which was wisely repurposed a couple of years later on Thompson's major-label debut), the New Zealander achieves an intensity of tone that only an artist like Jansch could match. Thompson is sometimes tossed under the psych-folk umbrella, and the striking opening cut, the instrumental 'Hugo Spellman,' certainly falls into that category, taking on a raga feel with help from members of Magic Carpet on Indian instruments. But for the most part, this is a relatively straightforward outing typical of the Village Thing catalog, incorporating some traditional blues and folk influences but mostly striking a distinctly '70s singer/songwriter tone. And despite the focus on Thompson's fleet-fingered instrumental capabilities, he comes off as a skilled songwriter as well, with more lyrically oriented tunes like 'Don't Be Afraid' and 'Dream' comparing favorably with the work of any of his aforementioned peers." - James Allen, AllMusic

Features:
• Limited Edition
• 180g Blue Marble Vinyl LP
• Top rare Kiwi/British folk classic album of all time
• First vinyl reissue since original 1973 release
• Beautiful original artwork with insert including unseen photos and liner notes by Chris Thompson himself
• Remastered from 4 track master tapes with 4 bonus tracks
• Obi strip
• Import
• Made in the EU

Selections:
Side A:

1. Hugo Spellman
2. The Song Of Wandering Aengus
3. De Debil Take De Blue-Tail Fly!
4. The River Song
5. The River Song (alt. take)
6. Dream (unreleased)
Side B:
1. London Blues
2. Her Hair Was Long
3. Young Lust
4. Love
5. Love (alt. take)
6. Where Is My Wild Rose? (from the album Minstrelsy)
Description
Limited Edition 180g Blue Marble Vinyl LP!
A Lost '70s Folk Blues/Acid Folk Classic!
First Vinyl Reissue Since Original 1973 Release!


Chris Thompson started out his career in Hamilton, New Zealand in 1965, then turned professional in 1968. In the early seventies he moved to England, where he played the guitar with Californian folk singer Julie Felix. While in England, Chris also played with British Folk-Blues legends Wizz Jones and Davey Graham and made his debut album in 1973. Originally issued on the Village Thing label, it has been claimed as one of the best acid folk albums of the 1970s. Recorded in numerous locations, it features guest appearances from Clem Alford and Keshav Sathe (of Magic Carpet fame), and casts a hypnotic spell. The album is presented in its original version with alternate takes, rare photos and detailed notes from the man himself.

"Early-'70s London was not exactly lacking for phenomenal folk guitarists, but even amid the likes of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, et al, Thompson must have stood out. His fretboard expertise is the most immediately striking aspect of the album: his fingerpicking technique rivals that of anyone on the scene at the time, and on stand-out tracks like 'Her Hair Was Long' (which was wisely repurposed a couple of years later on Thompson's major-label debut), the New Zealander achieves an intensity of tone that only an artist like Jansch could match. Thompson is sometimes tossed under the psych-folk umbrella, and the striking opening cut, the instrumental 'Hugo Spellman,' certainly falls into that category, taking on a raga feel with help from members of Magic Carpet on Indian instruments. But for the most part, this is a relatively straightforward outing typical of the Village Thing catalog, incorporating some traditional blues and folk influences but mostly striking a distinctly '70s singer/songwriter tone. And despite the focus on Thompson's fleet-fingered instrumental capabilities, he comes off as a skilled songwriter as well, with more lyrically oriented tunes like 'Don't Be Afraid' and 'Dream' comparing favorably with the work of any of his aforementioned peers." - James Allen, AllMusic

Features:
• Limited Edition
• 180g Blue Marble Vinyl LP
• Top rare Kiwi/British folk classic album of all time
• First vinyl reissue since original 1973 release
• Beautiful original artwork with insert including unseen photos and liner notes by Chris Thompson himself
• Remastered from 4 track master tapes with 4 bonus tracks
• Obi strip
• Import
• Made in the EU

Selections:
Side A:

1. Hugo Spellman
2. The Song Of Wandering Aengus
3. De Debil Take De Blue-Tail Fly!
4. The River Song
5. The River Song (alt. take)
6. Dream (unreleased)
Side B:
1. London Blues
2. Her Hair Was Long
3. Young Lust
4. Love
5. Love (alt. take)
6. Where Is My Wild Rose? (from the album Minstrelsy)
Genre
Folk
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Chris Thompson
Title
Chris Thompson
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
1
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
Backordered
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
03-19-2018
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
back to top