Label: Harvest-EMI 5215570 (EU)
Medium: 4CD-Box

26.95EUR

AYERS, KEVIN
[Songs For Insane Times - An Anthology 1969-1980]

AYERS, KEVIN

Release 2008
Started with The Wilde Flowers in the early 60s and as a founder member of SOFT MACHINE, only
on first Polydor 45 and 1st  album, which was only released on Probe in USA at the time.
He went Solo in 1969.

Style:  Progressive; Canterbury

see:
Soft Machine Mike OldfieldPatto ; Timebox Boxer ; GongRoxy Music
Zoot Money Dantalions ChariotStud ; PoliceRobert Wyatt ; The Blues Band
FamilyTempest ;  Miller-Coxhill ;  Carol Grimes & Delivery ; Lol Coxhill ; Andy Summers ;

Musicians:   ..not complete
1969-1972 :
KEVIN AYERS - guitars, bass, vocals; MIKE RATLEDGE - organ;
ROBERT WYATT - drums, ROB TAIT - drums (only on Stop this train & Oleh..)
HUGH HOPPER - bass; DAVID BEDFORD - keyboards, arrangements;  
LOL COXHILL - sax  MIKE OLDFIELD - bass, guitar  (before he went famous)
MICK FINCHER - drums, perc.
1975 - 1979:
KEVIN AYERS - bass, guitar, vocals  OLLIE HALSALL - guitar, vibraphone ;
FREDDIE SMITH, ROB TOWNSEND - drums (ex-Family, Medecine Head; pre-Blues Band)  
BILLY LIVSEY, ZOOT MONEY - keyboards;  CHARLIE McCRACKEN - bass (ex-Taste, Stud); 
B.J.COLE -  - steel guitar; ROGER SAUNDERS - rhythm guitar; ANTHONY MOORE - guitar ;

Disc One      all songs written by K.Ayers if not shown...
Town Feeling   4:51   - 1969
Song for Insane Times   4:01
Girl on a Swing       2:49
The Lady Rachel    5:17
Stop this Train (again doing it)    6:05
Eleanor's Cake (which ate her)   2:53
Religious Experience (Singing a song in the Morning)  4:44 -  take 9  feat. SYD BARRETT
Soon Soon Soon   3:20  - rec. 1969
Rheinhardt & Geraldine - Colores Para Delores   5:38   - 1970
May I  ?   3:59
Clarence in Wonderland   2:06
The Oyster and the flying Fish    2:37
Shooting at the Moon    5:47
Butterfly Dance  3:43  -  Single HAR5027  (1970)
Gemini Child   3:14     -  rec. 1970
Stars    3:30   -  Single HAR5042  (1971)
There is Loving - Among Us - There is Loving  (K.Ayers-David Bedford)  7:21   rec. Jan 1972

Disc Two
Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes   3:19  -  earyl mix  July 1971
Songs from the Bottom of a Well   4:35   -  1972
Oh My   2:57
Margaret    3:17
Whatevershebringswesing   8:10  - Jan. 1972
Decadence   8:04   - May 1973
Oh! Wot a Dream    2:48
Dont let it get you down   3:58
Interview    4:43
Caribbean Moon   3:01  -  Single HAR5071  (4/1973)
The Up Song   3:15   - Single Island WIP 6194  (1974)
The Confessions of Doctor Dream :    - LP Island 1974
   Irreversible Neural Damage   6:43
It begins with a Blessing - Once I awakened - But it ends with a Curse   8:16
See you later    4:38
Ballbearing Blues   0:55

Disc Three
After the Show  2:35   - Single Island WIP 6201  (1974)
Thank you very much   3:00   - Single Island WIP 6201  (1974)
Observations   4:21   -  LP Island Sweet Deceiver 1975
Toujours la Voyage   7:57
Diminished but not finished   1:55
Farwell again  (another Dawn)   3:13
Yes I do   3:12  - LP Harvest SHSP 4057   Aug.1976
Loves gonna turn you round   4:51
Ballad of Mr. Snake   2:06
Blue   6:26
Ballad of a Salesman who sold himself   4:31  - LP Harvest SHSP 4085  Apr.1978
A View from the Mountain   6:16
Beware of the Dog II   5:58
Hat Song   1:14
Money Money Money   3:11   -  LP Harvest SHSP 4106  (3/1980)
Super Salesman   5:03
Where do the Stars end ?  3:01

Disc Four
AFTER THE SHOW - Live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall 1973 :

Banana Introduction   3:08
Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes   3:57
Interview   7:50
Whatevershebringswesing   7:23
Oh ! Wot a Dream   3:47
Shouting in a Bucket Blues    5:16
Caribbean Moon   3:34
Dont let it get you down   4:46
We did it again    11:23
Why are we Sleeping ?   (K.Ayers-Mike Ratledge-Robert Wyatt)  16:05
After the Show   3:30

     Musicians April 1973:  Kevin Ayers + 747  Archie Leggett (King Size Taylor) - bass;
                                               Cal Batchelor , Gerry Fitzgerald - guitars; Henry Smith - drums;
                                               Henry Crallan - keyboards; Liza Strike, Doris Troy, Barry St.John - b.-voc.;

Bewertungen
Musikrichtungen