Michael Chapman 'LIVE VPRO 1971' limited red vinyl LP

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Michael Chapman 'LIVE VPRO 1971' limited red vinyl LP

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Michael Chapman - 'LIVE VPRO 1971' limited red coloured vinyl LP with download of full 90 minute concert audio on the Blast First Petite label.

Tracklisting -

A1. Reason To Live
A2. The Aviator
A3. An Old Man Remembers
B4. Not So Much A Garden, More Like A Maze
B5. In The Valley

For a self confessed ‘journeyman’ musician who has spent most of his 50 year career on the road live Michael Chapman albums are curiously rare items and even more rare from his earlier years.

This one, recorded by dutch “hippie” radio station ‘VPRO’ on 6th May 1971 is the earliest known live recording so far discovered of Michael Chapman after he started releasing records on the legendary UK based Harvest / EMI record label in 1969.

A beautiful clear, warm and intimate recording of Chapman duetting with long time collaborator Rick Kemp on electric bass and which documents material from all three albums in a free flowing improv inflected style very much in favour at the time.

It is with this free flowing vibe in mind that we include with the complete 90 minute concert via a download code card so listeners can experience the whole set. Chapman sounds in a confident, gentle and relaxed mood. The Audience Is Initially Tentative, Possibly Unfamilar With chapman’s work but gradually warming to his complex dexterous ‘not folk’ playing.

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