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Artist: CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Title: Pachyderm
Format: LP
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"This album is the second in Yorkshire-born composer, singer, guitarist and maverick troubadour Michael Chapmans series of his more improvised musical releases. The first, 2011s The Resurrection and Revenge of the Clayton Peacock (PTYT 068CD), was Wire magazines #5 album of the year, and was widely and favorably received by press and fans alike as another highpoint in Chapmans late-blooming career, which has been boosted by the public recognition of his talents by the likes of Thurston Moore, Jack Rose, and Will Oldham. Pachyderm is an LP-length minimalist masterpiece, a single chord ambient work quite unlike anything Chapman has done before and equally as surprising and different as Peacock managed to be. The second track is a remix of the first side by one Rob Antony, a young Cumbrian neighbor of Michaels. Together they form a mellow and gently-shifting work that easily beckons auto-repeated plays. Chapman is now 71 years-old and playing better than ever. He started out on EMIs legendary 60s Harvest record label and turned down playing with both Elton John and David Bowies Spiders band. It only goes to show, as per the recent rediscovery of the talents of his other contemporaries Roy Harper or John Martyn, eventually, your time will come." - Blast First Petite.

Artist: CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Title: The Polar Bear
Format: CD
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"The Polar Bear is the third album in Yorkshire-born composer, singer, guitarist, and maverick troubadour Michael Chapmans series of improvisational music. The first, 2011s The Resurrection and Revenge of the Clayton Peacock (PTYT 068CD), was Wire magazines #5 album of the year. It was widely well-received by press and fans alike as another highpoint in Chapmans late-blooming career, which has been boosted by the public recognition of his talents from the likes of Thurston Moore, Jack Rose, and Will Oldham. The second in the series, 2012s Pachyderm (PTYT 070CD/LP), is a minimalist masterpiece, a single-chord ambient work quite unlike anything Chapman had ever done before. It won him further widespread supportive reviews and a sold-out UK tour with Moore; out of that tour comes the duo heard on The Polar Bears noise epic "Six, Two, Thirteen." The new record also features Chapmans experiments with cello accompaniment, as well as some pieces showcasing his own atmospheric slide guitar work -- further proof of Chapmans relentless search for new musical adventures. Almost half a century after his 1960s beginnings on EMIs legendary Harvest record label, Chapman, at age 73, is playing better than ever." - Blast First Petite.

Artist: CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Title: The Polar Bear
Format: LP
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"The Polar Bear is the third album in Yorkshire-born composer, singer, guitarist, and maverick troubadour Michael Chapmans series of improvisational music. The first, 2011s The Resurrection and Revenge of the Clayton Peacock (PTYT 068CD), was Wire magazines #5 album of the year. It was widely well-received by press and fans alike as another highpoint in Chapmans late-blooming career, which has been boosted by the public recognition of his talents from the likes of Thurston Moore, Jack Rose, and Will Oldham. The second in the series, 2012s Pachyderm (PTYT 070CD/LP), is a minimalist masterpiece, a single-chord ambient work quite unlike anything Chapman had ever done before. It won him further widespread supportive reviews and a sold-out UK tour with Moore; out of that tour comes the duo heard on The Polar Bears noise epic "Six, Two, Thirteen." The new record also features Chapmans experiments with cello accompaniment, as well as some pieces showcasing his own atmospheric slide guitar work -- further proof of Chapmans relentless search for new musical adventures. Almost half a century after his 1960s beginnings on EMIs legendary Harvest record label, Chapman, at age 73, is playing better than ever." - Blast First Petite.

Artist: CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Title: The Resurrection And Revenge Of The Clayton Peacock
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Michael Chapman, one of the finest acoustic guitar innovators borne of the late 70s UK folk scene, was in Philadelphia early 2010, paying tribute to his good friend, the late Jack Rose, a mighty six-string alchemist in his own right, and a youngster wholly inspired by Chapmans critical recordings. While sharing in the good light of friendship backstage, we asked Michael if hed ever recorded an LP of purely improvised guitar music. It seemed feasible, as the current state of acoustic guitar exploration was in equal measures inspired by both composition and improvisation. Chapman, along with Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, John Fahey et al, was a significant and historical informant for this young set. But he claimed to have never even entertained the notion of an LP of exclusively improvised playing. Anyone who has had the good fortune to hear Michael just take off in the middle of his songs and simply shred into zones of in-and-out-of-the-chakras stratosphere knows that such an idea could only be wildly welcomed. As it were, Michael got in touch within a week or so and said he was game, and here it is, The Resurrection And Revenge Of The Clayton Peacock, two sides of unbroken, idiosyncratic guitar improvisation that moves from neck-tapping harmonics into effects pedal kosmische into distinctly strange tone huzz. An odd and lovely, momentous session. Limited edition of 500 copies, each numbered with silver ink." -Ecstatic Peace.
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Artist: CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Title: Fully Qualified Survivor
Format: LP
Label: Light In The Attic
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Although not as well known as his peers (Roy Harper, John Marytn, and Bert Jansch), the name Michael Chapman is an important one in the linage of English folk rock guitarists and singer/songwriters of the late 60s/early 70s. For those unfamiliar with Chapmans work, Roy Harper might be his closest musical cousin (and both artists were signed to EMIs seminal stoner record label Harvest -- also home to Kevin Ayers and Syd Barrett). Like other Harvest artists, Chapmans music contains a slightly drugged out feel, sublime guitar playing and intense lyrics. Chapman recorded 4 albums for Harvest between 1968 and 1972, of which 1970s Fully Qualified Survivor is hands down considered the classic amongst the whole highly coveted bunch. What makes Fully Qualified Survivor such a special album (besides being a vehicle for a young Mick Ronsons mind-blowing guitar heroics) are the layers of beautiful acoustic guitars, deranged vocals, floating conga drums, and the cello of one Paul Buckmaster -- the same man who provided the intense strings on Elton Johns dark masterpiece Mad Man Across The Water. Fully Qualified Survivor is very much an album more than a collection of songs as they seem to link together seamlessly, and in 2011 its hard to find words to do them justice... File this record between Roy Harpers Flat Baroque and Berserk, John Martyns Inside Out, and Bert Janschs Jack Orion and youll be fine. The perfect album for a blissful day and a joint. 180 gram LP housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve featuring liner notes featuring a new interview with Chapman." - Light In The Attic.
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Artist: CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Title: Rainmaker
Format: LP
Label: Light In The Attic
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"On the heels of 2011s superb reissue by Light In The Attic of Michael Chapmans 1970 classic album Fully Qualified Survivor (LITA 060CD/LP) comes his 1969 debut Rainmaker (originally released on the seminal Harvest label). Like the FQS album, Rainmaker is a psychedelic-guitar-folk delight. The album kicks off with one of Chapmans best known songs It Didnt Work Out -- which features a stellar cast of legendary English musicians of the era; Guitarist Clem Clempson was in the prog-band Bakerloo (soon after playing with Chapman hed join jazz-rockers Colosseum and then Humble Pie) Drummer Aynsley Dunbar (his resume includes John Mayall, Eric Burdon, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and Lou Reed), bassist Alex Dmochowski (long time Dunbar comrade) were both in Dunbars Retaliation. Organ player Norman Haines was in Locomotive (another obscure, but legendary progressive English band of the day)." - Light In the Attic.

Artist: CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Title: Wrecked Again
Format: CD
Label: Light In The Attic
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"1971s Wrecked Again, Chapmans final for EMIs seminal stoner imprint Harvest, home to Kevin Ayers and Syd Barrett. Like other artists in the stable, Chapmans music contains a drugged-out feel, sublime guitar playing and intense lyrics, yet Chapmans career was not a pet project. Buried in EMIs release schedule and afforded no promotional budget, Wrecked Again is his lost classic. Recorded at the noted Rockfield Studio, a residential complex-cum-working farm in Wales,Wrecked Again explores orchestration via Paul Buckmaster (Miles Davis, David Bowie) and The London Symphony Orchestra and production courtesy of Gus Dudgeon (Elton John, Bonzo Dog Band), but also explores a new sound influenced by Memphis soul. With a blend of electric and acoustic instruments, Chapman is found where he feels most comfortable: in-between folk and rock, contrasting soft with edgy.Wrecked Again was made at a turbulent time in Chapmans life. Still struggling for money despite being four albums into his career, the sessions were marred by arguments over his pay. Unloved as it was by his label, the album did little to rectify the situation. Afterwards, Chapman and bassist Rick Kemp -- later of Steeleye Span -- set off on their first tour of the USA. Chapman was stoney broke -- initially refused a visa as a result ? and received no money. And that was the least of his troubles. By the third week, manager Andrew King had quit the country, and Kemp had run off with a woman in a green Mustang. Audiences couldnt understand Chapmans thick Yorkshire accent or British phrases, not least when he coughed on stage and told them, these French fags are killing my throat. After being mugged in New York, Chapman gave up -- before even reaching the West Coast. There had been highs, such as being asked to perform at King Curtiss funeral alongside the likes of Ray Charles, but the experience scarred the singer-songwriter. Back in the UK, he told his partner, Andru Chapman, If thats the big time then fuck it -- I dont want it. Chapman did, of course, go on to record more than 30 albums and tour extensively, but Wrecked Again was a pivotal moment in his career; the tipping point between his earlier, folkier material and his later, rockier output on Deram. Here issued on CD, the audio is remastered from the original master tapes, meaning its never sounded so clean. The booklet includes a memoir from Andru Chapman documenting the recording sessions and a slew of rare color photos. Maybe now, some forty odd years later, it can get the recognition for the fine album that it was and still is, says Andru." - Light In The Attic

Artist: CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Title: Wrecked Again
Format: LP
Label: Light In The Attic
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"180 gram vinyl in a tip-on gatefold sleeve. Remastered from the original tapes. Includes unseen photos and liner notes by Andru Chapman. "1971s Wrecked Again, Chapmans final for EMIs seminal stoner imprint Harvest, home to Kevin Ayers and Syd Barrett. Like other artists in the stable, Chapmans music contains a drugged-out feel, sublime guitar playing and intense lyrics, yet Chapmans career was not a pet project. Buried in EMIs release schedule and afforded no promotional budget, Wrecked Again is his lost classic. Recorded at the noted Rockfield Studio, a residential complex-cum-working farm in Wales, Wrecked Again explores orchestration via Paul Buckmaster (Miles Davis, David Bowie) and The London Symphony Orchestra and production courtesy of Gus Dudgeon (Elton John, Bonzo Dog Band), but also explores a new sound influenced by Memphis soul. With a blend of electric and acoustic instruments, Chapman is found where he feels most comfortable: in-between folk and rock, contrasting soft with edgy. Wrecked Again was made at a turbulent time in Chapmans life. Still struggling for money despite being four albums into his career, the sessions were marred by arguments over his pay. Unloved as it was by his label, the album did little to rectify the situation. Afterwards, Chapman and bassist Rick Kemp -- later of Steeleye Span -- set off on their first tour of the USA. Chapman was stoney broke -- initially refused a visa as a result ? and received no money. And that was the least of his troubles. By the third week, manager Andrew King had quit the country, and Kemp had run off with a woman in a green Mustang. Audiences couldnt understand Chapmans thick Yorkshire accent or British phrases, not least when he coughed on stage and told them, these French fags are killing my throat. After being mugged in New York, Chapman gave up -- before even reaching the West Coast. There had been highs, such as being asked to perform at King Curtiss funeral alongside the likes of Ray Charles, but the experience scarred the singer-songwriter. Back in the UK, he told his partner, Andru Chapman, If thats the big time then fuck it -- I dont want it. Chapman did, of course, go on to record more than 30 albums and tour extensively, but Wrecked Again was a pivotal moment in his career; the tipping point between his earlier, folkier material and his later, rockier output on Deram." -Light In The Attic.

Artist: CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Title: Plaindealer
Format: LP
Label: Mystra
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
Reissue of one of Michael Chapmans self-released CDRs -- a studio album from 05. Hand-made sleeves with insert. "Long stretches of clawing, flipping digits from one burning line to the next, all the while kinda hooting vocally along with a snort and a smile...each jam more deadly then the next. Which TURNED ME THE FUCK ON as much as any holy shit..." -- thurston moore.

Artist: CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Title: Journeyman
Format: Double CD & DVD
Label: Secret
Country: USA
Price: $31.00
"A two CD/single DVD package recorded live at Barrels Ale House in Berwick-on-Tweed 15th August 2003." - Secret.

Artist: CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Title: Solo Acoustic Volume Eleven
Format: LP
Label: Vin Du Select Qualitite
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"The godfather of alternative guitar returns with an all-instrumental album, Homages, in tribute to his influences and contemporaries. Summoning the spirits of some of the greatest guitarists of all time, Michael Chapman proves again that he stands among them." - Vin Du Select Qualitite.

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