Pick one that's hard-to-crack, only known by you, and at least 6 characters long. Use this to log in to your account, receive notifications and get handy updates from us. Date of Birth? Please enter the account owner's birth date here. We based it off your Facebook details.
But you can pick one that's 25 characters or less and includes a letter. Numbers, dots and dashes are ok, too. Select one Female Male Unspecified. Connect me to Facebook friends and artists on Myspace? You may already know people on Myspace.
It's a dreamy interlude. And it has the role of connection, in fact this Lp must be considered as a one, not as a set of songs: most of the pieces, in addition to their intrinsic value, has the function of creating a single great composition where the musical genres are intertwined between of them.
For this reason, short songs aren't to be considered complete in themselves but as pieces of a puzzle. This piece is mixed with the next two songs, 10 "Schmaltz Waltz and 11 "F Sharp Splendor" : they are instrumental pieces of almost threatening, epic symphonic rock in which the contribution of orchestral arranger by Paul Buckmaster is tangible Buckmasters signed the last one.
The last song, 12 Steel Eyes , is a classical ballad. And the dance goes on Phillips shows all his genius in this album. He is no longer a folk singer, nor even a prog-folk musician, he's now a total musician, who evolved from folk and created his own genre, coming to touch the borders of symphonic and jazz-soul progressive. Medium quality of the album: 7, Great album, masterpiece. Rating 9, Five stars. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Shawn Phillips biography Written by Lorenzo Galbiati JamesBaldwin with assistance from Ken Levine kenethlevine Status as of June active Shawn Phillips born in in Fort Worth, Texas , the son of famous novelist Philip Atlee, who moved with his family around the world, is one of most idiosyncratic and unconventional musicians of the s.
He learned to play guitar at age seven and as his family traveled from continent to continent, reaching the Pacific Islands Tahiti , he absorbed all kinds of music that reached his ears. Phillips became a virtuoso string guitarist and a virtuoso vocalist, with his three-octave vocal range which allowed him to range from baritone to counter-tenor, and a composer of a deliberately unclassifiable music "No Category" is the title of his album released in , which mixes folk, rock, blues, jazz, funk, classical, ethnic traditions and, later, electronic music.
In the early s he played in the folk circuit in California, and published his first record, a single of Bob Gibson's version of "Frankie and Johnnie". Phillips established himself as a troubadour in line with the folksingers of the Sixties with his arrangements limited to vocals and string guitar, though his vocal and guitar styles already offered glimpses of an unusual rhythmic and harmonic vivacity. The public and critics alike ignored these early releases. While he was given a sole co-songwriting credit for ""Little Tin Soldier", Phillips claims that he also co-wrote "Season of the Witch" and many other songs on "Sunshine Superman".
He has also claimed to have contributed backing vocals on "Lovely Rita" on "Sgt. In , Phillips moved to Italy and settled in Positano, a beautiful fishing village, where he remained throughout the s. His project was a trilogy of albums but no major label was interested.
He returned to live in Texas in the late s, and, after a time in the U. Navy , moved to California. He played in folk clubs in the early s, alongside singer-songwriter Tim Hardin , comedian Lenny Bruce and others, and when in Saskatoon , Canada, met and taught guitar techniques to aspiring singer Joni Anderson later Mitchell.
While travelling to India, he stopped in London and met record producer Denis Preston , who signed him to Columbia Records. Phillips released two albums on the label, I'm a Loner and Shawn , though neither were successful. Phillips also met Donovan , and the pair collaborated on several of Donovan's songs, including " Season of the Witch " for which Phillips though uncredited composed the melody. In , he left England after his work permit expired, and after a period in Paris moved to Positano in Italy, while continuing to tour.
Phillips continued to tour, and secured a standing ovation for his impromptu solo performance at the Isle of Wight Festival. He was also approached to be the lead in the Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar , and started rehearsing the show, but withdrew because of contractual disagreements with the show's producer, Robert Stigwood.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.But the record companies show no interest, and the project vanishes, but it's not lost, in fact in Phillips manages to publish his English debut, his first real album totally written by himself: "Contribution", which contains part of the material recorded with Traffic, which in fact appears as session-men in LP credits.