Roy Harper - Man And Myth

 (Limited Edition)


Label:

Bella Union

Genre:

Folk

Product No.:
ABAU 421
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

Vinyl Record & CD


No. of Discs: 3

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Limited edition etched vinyl double LP

CD of the album included

Uncut's Album of the Month

Man And Myth, Roy Harper's first studio album in 13 years, isn't just proof that one of the leading, most erudite and passionate orators of the British folk rock renaissance hasn't lost an iota of his gifts, but also timely evidence for anyone who has wondered why so many musical luminaries have been lining up to praise this enigmatic and legendary singer-songwriter.

In 2011, Harper performed a special show at the Royal Festival Hall in celebration of his 70th birthday, where those who joined him on stage included Joanna Newsom, Jonathan Wilson and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, who once penned a tribute called ‘Hats Off To Harper.' David Gilmour not only played on record and stage for Harper, but Pink Floyd engaged him to sing ‘Have A Cigar' on the band's landmark album Wish You Were Here.

Four of the seven tracks that constitute Man And Myth were recorded with Jonathan Wilson at his studio in Laurel Canyon. The recently discovered keeper of the West Coast rock flame had been assembling a Harper tribute album and the two struck up a friendship after meeting backstage at Wilson's show — Bella Union boss Simon Raymonde was also present — at London's Borderline in 2012. "Heaven Is Here" and "The Exile," the album's epic closing tracks, and "January Man" were subsequently recorded back in County Cork.

Man And Myth is incontrovertible proof to everyone of Roy Harper's persisting brilliance, with many hallmarks of what has singled him out since his first album 47 heady years ago.

 



Side 1
The Enemy
Time Is Temporary
January Man

Side 2
The Stranger
Cloud Cuckooland

Side 3
Heaven Is Here
The Exile

Side 4
Vinyl Etching

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