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Uncle Seabird [Import]

John G. PerryAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 1, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Voiceprint UK
  • ASIN: B0000072UV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,266,145 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Of Queues Obscures September 13, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Here's a disc so obscure Calyx doesn't even have a colour picture of the cover! Recorded in 1976 (as a followup to Perry's classic 1975 "Sunset Wading"), it was, like so much good music of the era, orphaned by the winds of change in the music industry (more like a typhoon!) The nine tracks are fully finished and overdubbed with string pads from Simon Jeffes (of Penguin Cafe fame) so it seems likely that this album lost its funding just moments before release. Nineteen years passed before Rob Ayling's Voiceprint Records finally discovered and released "Seabird" in 1995 (not "Uncle Seabird" as Amazon misidentifies).

The release is not without problems. Besides the utter lack of any explanation, there are no liner notes from Perry or any other of the musicians. The booklet reprints lyrics and credits the musicians, but gives no recording dates (my information was gleaned from other sources). The cover is obviously an anachronistic computer graphic. The sound is noticeably hissy in the quiet portions, has a open ground hum, and distorts in the louder portions -- in fact it sounds like (and may be?) a cassette reduction. Although there are nine tracks, only seven are indexed; it takes some guessing based on lyrics to properly identify them.

But all that aside what we have here is another episode in the Sunset Wading story (I guess Perry was trying to launch a band with that name) featuring Perry on WAL bass, Michael Giles on drums, Morris Pert on percussion, Rupert Hine on keyboards, NOVA's Elio D'Anna and Corrado Rusticci on woodwinds and guitars respectively, and Geoffrey Richardson on viola. Plus string arrangements by Jeffes. With that lineup, even a bad cassette dub is a fabulous find.

Too bad the album seems to have suffered the same fate in 1995 that it would've 20 years earlier.
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