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michael chapman-the resurrection & revenge of the clayton peacock cd (blast first petite)

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michael chapman: the resurrection & revenge of the clayton peacock

Following its original Summer 2011 release as a 500 copies limited-edition vinyl release for Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace! label, Michael Chapman's The Resurrection And Revenge Of The Clayton Peacock is now released on CD for the first time by Blast First Petite. For those already aware of the Yorkshire-born composer, singer, guitarist and self-confessed maverick troubadour, Chapman's Clayton Peacock recording may come as something of a surprise. The music here is unlike anything he has crafted before, casting aside his skills as a songwriter and focusing on improvisation for the first time. The LP was Wire magazine's No. 5 Album Of The Year, after it received a full-page rave review by Edwin Pouncey and later, Chapman himself received his own Invisible Jukebox feature. Chapman, along with Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, John Fahey et al, was a significant and historical informant for this young set. But he claimed to have never even entertained the notion of an LP of exclusively improvised playing. Anyone who has had the good fortune to hear Michael just take off in the middle of his songs and simply shred into zones of in-and-out-of-the-chakras stratosphere knows that such an idea could only be wildly welcomed.

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