Posts Tagged ‘Secrets’

Songlife 1967-72″ is a 6 LP deluxe boxset containing all 5 of Nirvana‘s pioneering studio albums, alongside the never before released 1972 recording “Secrets”. Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide, the set contains The Story Of Simon Simopath (1967), All Of Us (1968), Dedicated To Markos III (aka Black Flower) (1969), Local Anaesthetic (1971), Songs Of Love And Praise (1972), and Secrets (1972). – 

Nirvana were essentially the duo of Irishman Patrick Campbell-Lyons and Greek Alex Spyropoulos – who, following a chance meeting in London during the summer of 1966, took a long, strange trip together. Songlife represents the first time the band’s recorded output has ever been collated together on one release and is an engrossing body of work to explore.  These albums sit comfortably with some of the other great works of the time (the Zombies, The Kinks and the Pretty Things included). And whilst Nirvana are most famous for their British psychedelic classic “Rainbow Chaser”, as the music contained here displays, there was so much more to them than just that celebrated single, for they reached far and wide into the musical stratosphere with a technicolour vision.  

Four of the original albums have been remastered from their original ¼ inch tapes and the box itself comes with a 52-page booklet featuring liner notes from renowned author Peter Doggett, interviews with Patrick and Alex from Nirvana, full discography, rare newspaper clippings, previously unseen photos, posters and sleeves, and an exclusive Gered Mankowitz print signed individually by the band. Of key interest to fans will be the ‘Secrets’ album which was only recently unearthed in its entirety, its origins began as a musical score that Nirvana had planned on bringing to London’s Theatres and stages in the early Seventies.

Nirvana’s story remains a wonderful tale of artistic ambition and entwined within it lies a roll call of supporting cast heroes that includes The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Traffic, Chris Blackwell, Salvador Dali, Francoise Hardy, Tony Visconti, and many more.  The enduring beauty of Nirvana is, that over 5 decades since their paths crossed, Patrick and Alex remain good friends to this day with both of them residing in Greece. Says Patrick Campbell-Lyons, “Now, as young elderly men, I can say with pride and joy that our friendship is as strong as it was fifty years ago. We see each other often, here in Athens, and respect each other’s creative space. And once in a while we write and record a new song together. Those moments are special, like our friendship.” 

 Includes • All albums remastered for this release• 52 page 12” x 12” book with extensive liner notes, interviews, discography and ephemera• Stunning never before seen Gered Mankowitz photo session• Individually signed print by Alex Spyropoulos and Patrick Campbell-Lyons  ——–

Multi-talented musician  Jessica Dobson from Seattle band Deep Sea Diver. Even if her name doesn’t ring a bell right away, you probably know her work because she’s toured with one of your favorite bands The Shins, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Beck (as their guitarist).

But her own band Deep Sea Diver, have released their second music video from the most recent album, “Secrets”.
It’s called “Wide Awake,” and the moody video will jolt you wide awake with Dobson’s bold, breathy lyrics that come in after a steady musical build-up.
“Wide awake / And I’m chasing after you / Like a tidal wave / Rushing around the heels of your every move”
We love the delicate balance of explosive rock and low-key intimacy that Deep Sea Diver has achieved here, not to mention the strength of Dobson’s vocal.

She’s barely in her 30s, but Jessica Dobson is already on the third leg of her career. Signed to Atlantic as a wide-eyed 19-year-old, she left two records on their shelf before touring in bands for the likes of Beck and Conor Oberst, with stints in Spoon and The Shins, as well. She’s been releasing her own music as Deep Sea Diver since 2009; Secrets is its fourth release. Her guitar chops have always been undeniable, but Dobson’s growth as a songwriter is most apparent here.

Jessica Dobson is an American singer and multi-instrumentalist. She has performed with several musicians and bands, including Beck, Conor Oberst, Spoon and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, as well as being a solo artist. She currently serves as guitarist for American indie rock band The Shins as well as fronting and playing guitar

 

Jessica Dobson is pure rock and roll, but you can feel heaps of elements coming together on (the new album)” Dobson’s voice soars over the band’s heavily layered sound, but everything locks together, gelling into something dense and triumphant a complex, precisely arranged and lyrically pensive suite of songs… achieves tremendous density and depth. Deep Sea Diver’s new album “Secrets” will be out Feb 19th, 2016 on High Beam Records. Full North American tour throughout February and March. Maybe British dates this summer.