|this page updated 11/06/09|
Newman wrote in 2005:
Back in the early 80s I made a couple of solo albums. The first, the imaginatively titled Chris Newman came out in 1981. All traces of that record have long since disappeared except for a handful of LP records that I kept as souvenirs. A couple of years later I recorded Chris Newman Two (titles never were my strong point), an LP that featured many friends and collaborators from that era. They're all listed below, and included ace mandolin player Simon Mayor and Britainís foremost exponent of the triangle, Fred Wedlock.
A few months ago I uncovered the original stereo masters and was surprised to find them in excellent condition. I'm very grateful to Andy Allan, the original recording engineer, who's done a fine job decoding the 1983 vintage Dolby 'A' recordings and creating the files needed to put the audio into the digital domain.
The album hasn't been altered in any way - what you have here is the original 1983 recording full of terrific tunes played on various guitars, mandolins, banjo, flute, piano, bass & drums. And triangle. We even kept the deliberate (!) mistake on the track listings...we all had a lot of fun when we made this record - I hope you enjoy it.
Chris Newman Two (OBMCD16) is available now.
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& catalogue details
click here for artist biography
|Coming Down From Denver|
|The Powers That Were|
|I Thank You Mr Moon|
|The Death of Lord Neill/Planxty Brown|
|Turkey In The Straw|
|The Atholl Highlanders/The Blackbird|
|American Trilogy Part 2|
|The Real American Folksong|
|Musicians||Steve Kingston - drums|
|Jon Press - banjo|
|Henry Davies - piano|
|Mark Newman - guitar|
|Min Newman - vocal|
|Simon Mayor - mandolin|
|Bill Plenty - vocal|
|Fred Wedlock - triangle|
|Simon Priestley - flute|
|Chris Newman - acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin & electric bass|
|Catalogue details||Old Bridge Music OBMCD16, 2005|
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