Michael Chapman - Decca Years 1974-1977
Cat. no: CRESTBX109
Release Date: 29th January 2021
The Decca Years 1974-77 3 audio discs + booklet in 8 panel digipak, contains previously unissued bonus tracks.
Deal Gone Down - 1974 + Bonus Tracks Musicians: Michael Chapman - Guitars and vocals Rick Kemp - Bass Nigel Pegrum - Drums Maddy Prior - Backing vocals Bridget St. John - Backing vocals ‘The Fabulous Preludes’ - Backing vocals on ‘The Banjo Song’. Engineered by Mike Noble at John Kongos Studio & Produced by Michael Chapman.
Savage Amusement - 1976 + Bonus Tracks Musicians: Michael Chapman - Guitar and vocals. Rick Kemp - Bass. Keef Hartley - Drums. Tim Renwick - Guitar.
Andy Latimer - Guitar. Peter Wood - Keyboards. Leo Le Blanc - Pedal Steel Guitar. Mutt, Stevie & Fuzzy - Backing vocals. Recorded at Sawmills Studios, Cornwall, Tapestry Studios, London and Ardent Studio, Memphis. Engineers - Dave Howell, Jerry Boys and Mark Howard. Assistant Engineers Steve Dewey and Simon Fraiser. Produced by Don Nix.
The Man Who Hated Mornings - 1977 Musicians: Michael Chapman - Guitar and vocals. Keef Hartley - Drums. Rod Clements - Bass. Pete Wingfield - String Synthesiser (Track 1), Organ (Track 2) and Electric Piano (Track 3). Johnny Van Derek - Violin (Track 1). John McBurnie and Vivienne McAuliffe - Backing vocals (Tracks 1,5,6 and 8). Mick Ronson - Guitar (Track 2). Andy Latimer - Electric Guitar Intro (Track 3) and Guitar (Track 9). B.J. Cole - Steel Guitar (Track 5,6,7,8,10). Recorded at Sawmills Studios, Cornwall, Tapestry Studios, London and Fairview Studios, Hull. Engineered by Jerry Boys, Dave Howell and Keith Herd. Mix Down Engineer - Dave Howell. Assistant Engineers - Steve Dewey and Simon Fraiser. Produced by Michael Chapman and Max Hole.
CD 1: The Rock’n’ Roll Jigley / Party Pieces / Another Season Song / Stranger Passing By / Used To Be / Deal Gone Down / The Banjo Song / Theme From The Movie Of The Same Name / Goodbye Sunny Sky / Journeyman / Dumplings (Instrumental from the Deal Gone Down session) B side to The Banjo Song single / Stranger Passing By (Demo) / Theme From The Movie Of The Same Name (Demo) / Goodbye Sunny Sky (Demo) / Untitled Rag (Demo) / Journeyman (Demo) / Another Season Song (Demo previously unissued) / Deal Gone Down Down (Demo previously unissued) / Party Pieces (Demo previously unissued) / Used To Be (Demo previously unissued)
CD 2: Shuffleboat River Farewell / Secret Of The Locks / Crocky Hill Disaste / Lovin’ Dove / Hobo’s Lament / Stranger / How Can A Poor Man / It Didn’t Work Out / Devastation Hotel / Lovin’ Dove (Demo / Just To Keep You (Demo) / Devastation Hotel & Crocky Hill Disaster Idea (Demo) / Waiting For A Train (All Around The Water Tank) (Demo) / Devastation Hotel (Demo previously unissued) / Hobo’s Lament (Demo previously unissued) / Lost Ragtime Piece (Demo previously unissued) / Lovin’ Dove (Demo previously unissued)
CD 3: Northern Lights / I’m Sober Now / The Man Who Hated Mornings / Ballad In Plain D / Steel Bonnets / Dogs Got More Sense / Falling Apart / While Dancing The Pride Of Erin / Dreams Are Dangerous Things / Why Do You Bob Your Hair Girls? / Dogs Got More Sense (Bonus track, early version recorded for proposed single / Expressway in the Rain (Demo previously unissued) / Steel Bonnets (Instrumental) Single Version