Love, death, politics, social commentary, these are all tools of the singer/songwriter's trade and, whether drawn from life or imagination, Reg Meuross wields them with the best, crafting songs that touch the heart, stimulate the mind. That is certainly true of this SACD, offering a collection of songs revisited from across his career.
Sounding a political note, "England Green & England Grey" details factory closures, corporate greed and the dismantling of the NHS to the backdrop of a hymnal tune that conjures the 'green' of a cultural folk tradition.
Reg's clever and imaginative lyrics have earned him the title of "Master Storyteller" (PennyBlack Music) and led Mike Harding (Mike Harding Folk Show) to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as "one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced".
Reg Meuross is an English singer and songwriter based in Somerset, England. Although active for decades, Reg Meuross is a new discovery for Stockfisch Records: He has been described as "a warm, engaging live entertainer (whose) same easy going feel informs his discs and their songs of love, longing and true life stories". Mike Davies in NetRhythms
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Reg Meuross, vocals, guitar
Ian Melrose, guitars, flute
Lutz Moller, piano, keyboards
Justin Ciuche, violin
Lucile Chaubard, cello
Jean Kelly, Irish harp
Lea Morris, backing vocals
Antoine Putz, fretless & electric bass
Hans-Jorg Maucksch, fretless bass
Beo Brockhausen, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, bowed psaltery, autoharp
1. Good With His Hands
2. The Man In Edward Hopper's Bar
3. England Green & England Grey
4. One Way Ticket To Louise
5. For Sophie (This Beautiful Day)
6. And Jesus Wept
7. The Band Played 'Sweet Marie'
8. Looking For Johnnie Ray
10. I Need You
11. The Shoreline And The Sea
12. Worry No More