* Japanese 1CD Edition
“It’s been a quarter-century since I broke away from my teacher, Masayuki Takayanagi. In recording this album, I used a 1963 Gibson-175 electric guitar that had been one of Takayanagi-san’s favorites. The occasion that led to this guitar coming into my possession was the funeral of Teruto Soejima. Soejima-san, a music [...]
* Originally Released By Prestige In 1956, Entitled More Moondog.
* Transferred From The Original, Restored And Remastered At Abbey Road Studios, London, By Andy Walter, 2009.
Startlingly restored and remastered at Abbey Road, and sleeved in Richard Dumas’ amazing phographic portraits, this is Moondog at his most modern, direct, original, fresh, playful and let-it-be-said unpretentious [...]
* 7″ vinyl
This one’s a game-changer. Seeing that my mom’s a kiwi, Rosy Parlane would be getting extra cred from me in the first place, recording in Auckland as the ex-Thela/Parmentier participant does, but he doesn’t need any charity. “Willow” overflows with color and just the right amount of crackle, cycling into itself [...]