Leaving at Dawn (Remastered) Allan Taylor

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Album Info

Album Veröffentlichung:
2009

HRA-Veröffentlichung:
31.01.2020

Das Album enthält Albumcover Booklet (PDF)

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  • 1Winter03:53
  • 2The Almost Man06:31
  • 3Back Home to You04:42
  • 4Provence03:45
  • 5Firefly06:07
  • 6Lay Soft on Your Pillow04:05
  • 7New York in the Seventies06:09
  • 8The Last of the Priveteers05:42
  • 9Leaving at Dawn04:19
  • 10It Could Have Been03:36
  • 11Make Another Turn05:07
  • 12Red on Green03:45
  • Total Runtime57:41

Info zu Leaving at Dawn (Remastered)

Allan Taylor muss man Freunden feiner akustischer Musik gewiss nicht mehr vorstellen, Alben wie 'Colour to the Moon' oder 'Hotels and Dreamers' fehlen in kaum einer Liste herausragender Folkplatten, ihr natürliches Umfeld sind die Plattenregale jener Menschen, die den Anspruch an Musik und Aufnahmekunst hochhalten. Allan Taylors natürliches Umfeld ? das ist die Welt, das ist das Leben. Der Mann, der auf dem Cover seiner CDs oft so ernst blickt, hat die Welt gesehen, er hat sie bereist und genossen, er hat sie besungen und in seinen Songs zu künstlerischer Heimat verdichtet. Mit Leaving At Dawn legt Stockfisch das jüngste Werk Allan Taylors vor. Taylors Gitarrenspiel klingt brillanter denn je zuvor, seine sonore, lebensweise Stimme macht Gänsehaut. Leaving At Dawn: Es bricht früh auf, wer einen weiten Weg vor sich hat ? oder wer genossen hat ohne bleiben zu wollen. Der reife Sänger blickt in zwölf bewegenden Stücken zurück auf Momente, Orte und Begebenheiten: biografische, persönliche und historische. Liebeslieder eines Troubadours, intime Familienerinnerungen, Echos süßer 68er Rebellion ? Taylor hat die Leichtigkeit des Seins genossen, als sie noch nicht unerträglich war, später hat er die Erinnerung daran, an New York und Amsterdam und Brighton Beach, transzendiert und sie als Kunst bleibend gültig gemacht. Dass aus dem jungen Mann, der einst im Geiste der Beat-Poeten loszog, um ein fahrender Spielmann zu sein, dieser Künstler wurde, das allein garantiert, dass Allan Taylor das ? wie ein bewegender Song berichtet - seinem Vater gegebene Versprechen eingelöst hat: Er ist gewiss kein 'almost man' geworden, vielmehr ein gestandener Mann und Künstler, der sich vom Leben ohne Konjunktiv genommen hat, um mit den Liedern des Dichters zu geben.

Allan Taylor, vocals, guitar
Ian Melrose, guitar, low whistle, tremolo guitar, dobro
Lea Morris, harmony vocals
Martin Moro, guitar, electric guitar, mandola
Chris Leslie, fiddle, viola
Christian Struck, english horn
Hrólfur Vagnsson, accordion
Siard de Jong, mandolin
Peter Funk, dobro
Udo Weihrauch, banjo
Hans-Jörg Maucksch, fretless bass
Beo Brockhausen, flute, indian harmonium, hang, percussion, bowed psaltery, hulusi

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Allan Taylor
is one of the last of the traveling troubadours who came through the social and artistic revolution of the nineteen sixties and carved out a career as a solo singer-songwriter. Born in Brighton, England in 1945 he experienced the Beatnik times, the Skiffle days, the Mods and Rockers and the early Hippy days, all played out on Brighton Beach. At the age of twenty one he left home and became part of the vibrant folk music of London, playing all of the major folk clubs of the time (for example, the famous Troubadour Club) and then to Greenwich Village, New York, playing legendary clubs such as Gerde’s, The Gaslight, The Bitter End, The Mercer Arts Center. He embraced the issues, images and emotions of his time and used these experiences as the basis of his songs. Signed to the international record company United Artists and recording in London, Nashville and Los Angeles his albums were released world-wide. By the mid-seventies he returned to Europe to live and then started on the second part of his career, having now established his modus operandi – collecting the stories for his songs in the bars and cafes of Europe and throughout the rest of the world.

For more than forty-five years Allan Taylor has travelled the world performing at festivals, concert halls and clubs. He is considered to be one of the foremost singer-songwriters and guitarists in his genre, with more than one hundred recorded versions of his songs by Artists in ten different languages. One song in particular, “It’s good to see you” was a hit in many countries, and to date, there are eighty cover versions of this song. Looking back as well as forward, few people can convey with such eloquence their life experiences. His songs are written from a lifetime of traveling; always the observer passing through, each song is a vignette of life, like a story told over a drink in a bar. He writes his songs in cafes, bars and hotel rooms throughout the world, songs for the lost and lonely, for the unsung heroes of life, for those marginalized by society – they all find a place in his songs. Each song has an integrity that tells you it comes from something real; characters come to life as people you know and places become as familiar as if you had been there.

Allan is considered to be one of the music scene’s great guitarists, creating during his stage performance a distinctive rich and mellow sound, and with a voice that speaks of a life-time of travel he can make each song a vignette of life, like a story told over a drink in a bar. His songs have an integrity that tell you they come from something real, where characters come to life as people you know and places become as familiar as if you had been there. When this happens, you know it’s an Allan Taylor concert.

Allan Taylor is also a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy and Music, having written his thesis for the Queen’s University of Belfast.



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