Party Pieces (Live In Bremen 1975)

Michael Chapman

Sold Out
Unit Price

Format: CD

Cat No: MIG01042

Release Date:  08 March 2024

Label:  Mig Music

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  885513010421

Genres:  Folk  Folk-Rock  

  • Description

    British singer-songwriter and guitarist (born: 24 January 1941, Leeds/England - died: 10 September 2021, Brampton/England) Great live concert recorded at the Post Aula in Bremen, Germany, May 12, 1975 - the CD contains two songs that have never been released on a live album before ("More Like A Maze Than A Garden" and "New York Ladies").

    Fiercely proud of his songs, but often dismissive of his live playing, his Yorkshire modesty belied the fact that he was one of the finest guitarists of his generation.

    Here's legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist Michael Chapman, nine years into his career. Starting in the folk clubs, Chapman kicked against the folk tag.

    His first gig was to get out of the Cornish rain, there's no blue plaque in Botallack yet, but there should be.

    In a career spanning 55 years, his playing went far beyond folk, into his first love, jazz, improvisation, reggae, rock & even noise. It was this borderless musicianship & love of playing that connected him with newer musicians.

    Michael loved playing in Germany, they loved him & with three live albums recorded there in '75, this is clearly a case of right place, right time.

    "Party Pieces" was recorded at the Post-Aula in Bremen, Germany in 1975 and is available digitally and on CD in a jewel case that includes a 12-page booklet with photos and extensive liner notes written by Marc Higgins.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Party Pieces
      • 2. Wellington The Skellington
      • 3. New York Ladies
      • 4. Waiting For A Train
      • 5. Deal Gone Down
      • 6. Firewater Dreams
      • 7. Wrecked Again
      • 8. Streets Of London
      • 9. Polar Bear Fandango
      • 10. Not So Much A Garden (More Like A Maze)
      • 11. Tribute To Bo Diddley