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Chris Newman Two

Chris Newman Two

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Chris 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 Britain’s 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 and 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.”

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Chris 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 Britain’s 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 and 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.”

Click to read Chris’ biography.

 

Musicians
Chris Newman
acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin and electric bass; Henry Davies piano; Steve Kingston drums; Simon Mayor mandolin; Simon Priestley flute; Mark Newman guitar; Min Newman vocal; Bill Plenty vocal; Jon Press banjo; Fred Wedlock triangle.

Tracklist

1. Minor Swing 2. Coming Down From Denver 3. The Powers That Were 4. I Thank You Mr Moon 5. The Death of Lord Neill/Planxty Brown 6. Coloured Aristocracy 7. Hometown Polka 8. Turkey In The Straw 9. Bryant’s Boogie 10. The Atholl Highlanders/The Blackbird 11. Coffee Grinder 12. American Trilogy Part 2 13. The Real American Folksong 14 Buffalo Girls