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The Bristol Recorder 4

by Various Artists

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Gatefold sleeve, 20 page magazine, clear vinyl. Released for Record Store day 2018. A unique product. New music from Bristol in an archive format.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Bristol Recorder 4 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Various Artists
Released on Limited Edition Clear Vinyl, Gatefold sleeve with 20-page magazine
(500 copies only) for RECORD STORE DAY 21st April 2018 – Mainstream release date
5th May 2018

Music. Vinyl. Magazine.

Back in 1979 The Bristol Recorder was one of Bristol’s most unusual musical entities and in 2018 The Bristol Recorder Volume 4 aims to restore a vinyl voice for Bristol and its music through our relaunch of its original incarnation.

The Bristol Recorder is a unique combination of vinyl record and topical magazine devoted to the music and cultural life of the city. The gatefold sleeve of our LP becomes the front and back cover of the magazine exploring, celebrating and challenging all things Bristol. The ten vinyl tracks are by local and nationally recognised artists and the magazine’s twenty pages are chock full of engaging articles on Bristol’s cultural and social scene, past and present. We have a strong design aesthetic, completely black and white, reflecting our heritage and featuring original photography and illustrations. We are also grateful for the support of both local and national advertisers in the magazine pages.

Most magazines and newspapers are discarded within weeks, if not days, whereas the Bristol Recorder is kept for years. Original copies from 1979 and 1980 are now collectors’ items.

Our musical and editorial standards are high, and the artists featured on vinyl give an eclectic view of Bristol’s music scene, reflecting the huge diversity and quality on offer in our wonderful city.

Track Listing:

Side One
1. The Shimmer Band - Freedom
2. Firewoodisland - Dearest Brother
3. Dr Meaker - Deep in My Heart (featuring Lorna King)
4. Celestine - Drifting Away
5. Michael Padron - Moon Street

Side Two
1. Patrick Duff - Brian Jones
2. Laid Blak - Bristol Love
3. Lice - Gentlemen’s Magazine
4. Oliver Wilde - You’re So Kool-Aid
5. The Gary Clail Sound System - Electric Skies (Edit)

A first edition of 500 copies of Bristol Recorder 4 will be released locally, nationally and globally on Record Store Day, Saturday 21 April 2018. National and international distribution will also be via Shellshock/Discovery and Bristol outlets will include Records Shops, M Shed, The Arnolfini, Foyles, Waterstones, Bristol Tourist Information Centre and Bristol Museum.

Bristol Recorder Background:

Bristol is recognised internationally for its huge musical diversity and innovation, and this reputation has grown steadily ever since the pivotal years of punk and new wave in the late 1970s.

Three editions of The Bristol Recorder were released in 1979 and 1980 and major artists contributed tracks alongside original recordings from the best of the City’s thriving music scene. The Thompson Twins, Electric Guitars, Peter Gabriel, The Various Artists and Robert Fripp all appeared and critical reaction was immediate and hugely positive.

“What this adds up to, is a good read and a good listen that strikes a happy medium between polished professionalism and the enthusiasm of fanzines. Excellent.”
Time Out Magazine.

“The best idea I’ve seen come out of the independent record structure yet.”
Sounds Magazine.

“Really…every city should have one.” New Musical Express.

With this relaunch, both record and magazine will continue to celebrate Bristol - its people, its places, its achievements and issues. And, of course, its music.

ARTIST: Various Artists
TITLE: “The Bristol Recorder 4”
RELEASE DATE: Record Store Day 21st April 2018 – Mainstream release date 5th May
LABEL: Bristol Archive Records
DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock / Discovery
BARCODE: 5052571075319


released April 28, 2018

Track Listing and sleeve credits

Side One
1. The Shimmer Band – Freedom
2. Firewood Island – Dearest Brother
3. Dr Meaker – Deep in My Heart (ft Lorna King)
4. Celestine – Drifting Away
5. Michael Padron – Moon Street

Side Two
1. Patrick Duff – Brian Jones
2. Laid Blak – Bristol Love
3. Lice – Gentlemen’s Magazine
4. Oliver Wilde – You’re So Kool – Aid
5. The Gary Clail Sound System – Electrik Skies (Edit)

1. The Shimmer Band – Freedom

Written by The Shimmer Band
Copyright Control
Engineered and Produced by David Francolini
Recorded at Komplex Studios, Bristol
Recordings owned by Komplex Recordings

Tom Newman – Vocals
Willz Hatcher – Drums
Daniel ‘Babsy’ Barry – Guitar
Tom Kuras – Bass
Schmidt – Synth & Guitar

2. Firewood Island – Dearest Brother

Written by Stian Vedoy
Copyright Control
Produced by Stian Vedoy
Recordings owned by Firewood Island

Stian Vedoy
Abi Eleri Vedoy
Stephen Allen
Dylan Jones

3. Dr. Meaker – Deep in My Heart
(ft Lorna King)
Written by Clive Meaker, Lorna King, Sam Price
Copyright Control
Engineered and Produced by Clive Meaker
Recorded at Flightcase Studios, Bristol and Z Arts Centre, Manchester
Mixed by Clive Meaker and Charlie ‘Break’ Bierman
Recordings owned by Circus Records

Clive Meaker – Producer, synths
Lorna King – Vocals
Laurent John – Vocals
Tenisha Edwards – Vocals
Celestine Walcott-Gordon – Vocals
Ben Wood – Sax
Sam Shotaka – Sax
Simon Alexander – Trumpet
Tom Wheeler – Drums
Mike Prince - Bass

4. Celestine – Drifting Away

Written by Celestine Walcott-Gordon and Anders Olinder
Copyright Control
Remix Production by Andy Compton
Recorded in Bristol
Recordings owned by Peng Records

Conga’s played by Pete Morris

5. Michael Padron - Moon Street

Written by Michael Padron
Engineered and Produced by Pete Brandt and Michael Padron
Recorded at The Basement Studios and DIOSA Productions
Recordings owned by Michael Dario Padron Padron

Justin Fellow – Drums & Djembe
Pete Brandt – Puerto Rican Cuatro
Michael Padron – Bass trumpet, trumpet, organ, keyboards

6. Patrick Duff – Brian Jones

Written by Patrick Duff
Produced by Adam Delone
Recorded at Redland Park URC, Bristol
Recordings owned by Patrick Duff

Patrick Duff – Vocals, guitar
Guy Fowler – Bass
Alex Lee – Synthesizer
Adam Delone – Drums, vocals

7. Laid Blak – Bristol Love
Written by Ivor Anderson, Joseph Isaacs, Llewellyn Augustus Pryce, Richard Linzalone Blake, James Barlow, Richard Ezekiel Powell, Trevor Johnson
Copyright Control
Engineered and Produced by DJ Bunjy & Chris Dececio
Recorded at Linbo Studios
Recordings owned by Laid Blak

Ivor Anderson (DJ Bunjy) – DJ Producer and Founder
Joseph Isaacs (Joe Peng) – Lead vocals and founder
Llewellyn Augustus Pryce – Bass
Richard Linzalone Blake – Vocals
James Barlow – Guitar
Richard Ezekiel Powell – Drummer
Trevor Johnson – Keyboards

8. Lice – Gentlemen’s Magazine

Written by Alastair Shuttleworth, Silas Dilkes, Gareth Johnson, Bruce Bardsley
Published by Wintermute Tapes
Engineered and Produced by Oscar and Billy Hesmondhalgh
Recorded in Bruce’s Basement, Bristol
Recordings owned by Lice

Alastair Shuttleworth - Vocals
Silas Dilkes – Legend and guitar
Gareth Johnson - Bass
Bruce Bardsley - Drums

9. Oliver Wilde – You’re So Kool – Aid

Written by Oliver Wilde
Copyright Control
Produced by Oliver Wilde
Recorded at The Malthouse, Big Blue and 5 Goulter
Recordings owned by Oliver Wilde

Played by Oliver Wilde and Connor Jones

10. The Gary Clail Sound System – Electrik Skies (Edit)
(ft Mike Bennett and Tony Wrafter)

Written by Gary Clail, Mike Bennett and Tony Wrafter
Copyright Control
Engineered by Alan Keary
Produced by Mike Bennett
Recorded at Take the Hiss Studio and Far Heath Studios
Recordings owned by Desolation Boulevard Ltd

All songs owned by the artists or their labels and licenced to Bristol Archive Records

Photos by The Camera People
Design by Sam Giles

Dedicated to the original Bristol Recorder team 1979-1981

(P)&© Bristol Archive Records 2018

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