Master Of The Revels
Well, I've had some nice requests - Too Stuffed To Jump, Fiction, Pygmy, Old No 1, etc - all great albums, but all of them readily available. You can get the Guy Clark album for £3.97 from Amazon!!! I thought I'd made it clear that I don't post albums that can be easily bought. Sorry guys.
So, today, Pete Atkin.
A few weeks ago I asked if anyone could help me find some Pete Atkin CDs - thanks to some nice peeps I have now managed to get the full set.
Pete Atkin, in case anyone isn't aware, is a very *English* singer/songwriter whose lyrics are written by Clive James - not normally someone I particularly like but in this particular respect they are a fine partnership, on the whole
The original CDs seem to slip in and out of print so I won't post them here, instead I've cobbled together a bunch of tracks that were originally released on a 'Best Of' compilation some time in the mid 70s. I bought that album on cassette when I was on tour in Ireland - the local shop in Donegal Town had hardly anything I recognised apart from this and a Gordon Lightfoot cassette - and it was something I played to myself quite a lot during the tour.
This is the original track listing, and not every track is a gem - for every 'Flowers And The Wine' there's a 'Wristwatch For A Drummer' - a song that seems to exist purely to show off some clever word play. The subject matter and melody of the latter are banal, to say the least, I do wish he'd been a bit more critical.
If you like this, try to get the original albums - you might try his Web site first.
Pete Atkin - Master Of The Revels, The Essential Pete Atkin (1977)
01 - Thirty Year Man
02 - Master Of The Revels
03 - Sunlight Gate
04 - Between Us There Is Nothing
05 - Girl On The Train
06 - The Faded Mansion On The Hill
07 - The Wristwatch For A Drummer
08 - I See The Joker
09 - Perfect Moments
10 - Sessionman's Blues
11 - Thief In The Night
12 - Screen-Freak
13 - The Flowers And The Wine
14 - Beware Of The Beautiful Stranger