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RE-PRESS: CD ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 2013
• REMASTERED & EXPANDED EDITION CD OF THIS CLASSIC ALBUM FROM 1973
• WITH ONE RARE BONUS TRACK
• BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & ESSAY
• COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES
ESOTERIC RECORDINGS are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered edition of the classic third album by SPIROGYRA, “BELLS, BOOTS AND SHAMBLES”.
Initially formed by duo Martin Cockerham and Mark Francis in Bolton in 1968, the band expanded when Cockerham was a student in Canterbury at the end of 1969. In 1973 the band recorded their third album, released on Polydor Records. By this time Spirogyra had become a core of Martin Cockerham (guitar, vocals) and Barbara Gaskin (lead vocals) with Steve Borrill (bass) and guest musicians Dave Mattacks (drums), Julian Cusack (violin, keyboards), Henry Lowther (trumpet), John Boyce (cello), Stan Sulzman (flute) and Steve Ashley (whistle).
“BELLS, BOOTS AND SHAMBLES” is a highly sought after and regarded album of the era. This Esoteric Recordings newly remastered edition celebrates this legendary album, adding a rare bonus track and featuring a booklet with an informative essay.
1. THE FURTHEST POINT
2. OLD BOOT WINE
3. PARALLEL LINES NEVER SEPARATE
5. AN EVERYDAY CONSUMPTION SONG
6. THE SERGEANT SAYS
7. IN THE WESTERN WORLD
i. IN THE WESTERN WORLD
ii. JUNGLE LORE
iii. COMING BACK
iv. WESTERN WORLD (REPRISE)
8. I HEAR YOU’RE GOING SOMEWHERE (JOE REALLY)
A-SIDE OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN 1973