Analog Pearls Vol.6 - Win Or Lose Allan Taylor

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Label: Stockfisch Records

Genre: Songwriter

Subgenre: Folk Rock

Interpret: Allan Taylor

Das Album enthält Albumcover Booklet (PDF)


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  • 1Choose Your Time03:12
  • 2Crazy Amsterdam04:40
  • 3Piaf03:30
  • 4Angelina's Cantina05:02
  • 5Win or Lose05:34
  • 6Syracuse and Albany03:15
  • 7Golden Island04:25
  • 8There Was a Time03:15
  • 9Now You Know02:57
  • 10The Dove03:30
  • 11The Rose and the Briar03:58
  • Total Runtime43:18

Info zu Analog Pearls Vol.6 - Win Or Lose

Die Idee, "Win Or Lose" bei Stockfisch Records neu zu veröffentlichen, kam von Günter Pauler, nachdem ich ihm das originale Master-Tape geschickt hatte, das ich in meinem Archiv fand.

Ich hatte vermutet, dass es ihn interessieren würde, in erster Linie weil die Klangqualität der originalen Aufnahme so gut war und den Standards der Stockfisch Produktionen entsprach.

So haben wir uns entschlossen, das Album als Teil der "Analog Pearls" Serie zu veröffentlichen.

Zur Entstehung der Aufnahme: Anfang der 80er Jahre wurden die meisten LPs aus Recycled-Vinyl gepresst, infolgedessen litten sie unter hohem Grundgeräusch.

Um sicherzustellen, dass die Aufnahme und die Pressung meines Albums von bester Qualität seien, entschied ich mich, mein eigenes Label zu gründen und mich um alles selbst zu kümmern. Ich wollte keine Kompromisse mehr eingehen und hatte mich entschlossen, bei jedem Produktionsschritt des Albums nach Perfektion zu streben.

Ich wählte das beste Tonstudio, das beste Cutting-Studio und das beste Presswerk im Vereinigten Königreich aus.

Als ich mich bei Nimbus wegen der Pressung meines Albums meldete, bekam ich die Antwort, dass sie nur klassische Musik-LPs pressen würden.

Darauf erwiderte ich, sie sollten einen Preis nennen und ich würde ihn bezahlen.

Infolgedessen war meine LP die erste nicht klassische Musik-Schallplatte, die von Nimbus gepresst wurde.

Das Album haben wir zwischen dem 7.-13. September 1984 aufgenommen und gemischt.

Die meisten Spuren wurden "live" aufgenommen; nur die Harmony-Vocals und einige Keyboard-Overdubs wurden hinterher eingefügt.

Diese Aufnahme entstand vor fast 40 Jahren und obwohl sich im Bereich Aufnahmetechnik und Equipment vieles geändert hat, hoffe ich, dass meine Lieder auch in der heutigen Zeit ihren Wert behalten und Sie das Album genießen werden. (Allan Taylor)

Allan Taylor, Gitarre, Gesang

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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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