Features songs often requested at shows. Nik Turner of Hawkwind contributed flute to the 'Fire Beacon Point' instrumental. Recorded live by mobile studio in a farmhouse with friends audience to capture the atmosphere of live shows but with studio quality sound.
Many fans quote this album as their favourite NMJ album and the last released on vinyl. These copies are all pristine and as new.
Pricing reflects the rarity, age, condition and collectors prices worldwide. These original pressings are new, unplayed and less than half the price collectors and dealers ask for second hand copies.
Cutting by George Peckham known as 'Porky'. The best.
A1. Breaking Cover (The Hare’s Leap)
A2. Besides the Water
A4. Be Aware
A5. Fire Beacon Point (with Nik Turner – flute)
B1. Ship to Shore
B2. Beyond this Point
B3. Fools of Love and Fallen Angel
B4. The Touch
NMJ – 6 and 12 string guitars, santor, vocals, Nik Turner – flute ‘Fire Beacon Point’ Engineering Richard Barnett and NMJ. Mastering John Acock.
NMJ was often asked if he had an album that was close to the live show songs and sounds. This album is his answer to that recorded with a few friends round to help get the live vibe. Most songs went down in one take. It features great versions of the classic 10 minute long ‘Ship to Shore’, ‘Sentinel’ and many fans favourite ‘Breaking Cover’ (The Hare’s Leap).
Nik Turner and NMJ had planned a musical meeting to record after playing together at festivals. The instrumental ‘Fire Beacon Point’ came about after a long walk along the Cornish cliffs near Boscastle.
“ It was daunting trying to capture the magic that the audience make at a live show. It’s an indefinable thing and difficult to manifest in a studio situation. So I invited a few friends round and made the farmhouse/studio feel like a tiny venue. Strange to me I was more nervous than stepping out in front of thousands. I went through songs which suited the live vibe and we recorded as we went. Nik visited that month and we pursued the 'no pre agenda' idea just like when we bumped into each other at festivals and played without rehearsals relying on the moment and the audience’s magic. The cliff walking provided the inspiration similar to the audience at a live show.”
Quotes from Sleeve notes. ‘The song Breaking Cover/Hare’s Leap is dedicated to Albion and the Fayres’ ... ‘Life without a festival is like a road without an inn’ ...
‘We are ships one and all’
‘An old lady of 95 years of age often said to me when basking in the sunshine watching the world pass by “It’s amazing what you go through in your life” ‘
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