He was an original member of the British folk rock band Fairport Convention from to before leaving and forming his own band, Matthews Southern Comfort, which had a UK number one in with a cover version of Joni Mitchell 's song " Woodstock ". In , he changed the spelling of his first name to Iain and has been known as Iain Matthews ever since. Influenced by both rock and roll and folk music , he has performed as both a solo artist, and as a member of various bands.
He was a member of Fairport Convention during the early period when they were heavily influenced by American folk rock and sang on their first three albums before leaving in He initially embarked upon a solo career before forming the bands Matthews Southern Comfort and then Plainsong.
He continues to tour regularly with the current version of MSC. Matthews' family moved to Scunthorpe , Lincolnshire, when he was twelve years old. On leaving school at sixteen, he initially worked as an apprentice signwriter for a local painting and decorating firm. During the British pop music explosion of the mids, he sang with several local bands in Scunthorpe and then moved to London in the spring of , taking a job in a Carnaby Street shoe shop, Ravel.
During the recording of Unhalfbricking in , as Fairport increasingly drew their material from a traditional British folk repertoire, Matthews found out he had not been invited to a recording session and, after a short discussion with producer Joe Boyd and Ashley Hutchings, left the band and departed on a musical direction of his own. In Matthews recorded his debut solo album, Matthews' Southern Comfort , which was rooted in American country music and rockabilly. This was his first significant experience as a songwriter, although the band did also cover versions of Neil Young and Ian and Sylvia songs.
See all condition definitions - opens in a new window or tab Read more about the condition. RecordFolks recordfolks Search within store. Female Vocal. Male Vocal. Rock: Soft, Pop, Folk, etc. Side Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. Business seller information. Contact details. Return policy. The seller will not accept returns for this item.
Shipping and handling. This item will ship to Russian Federation , but the seller has not specified shipping options. I like the first and second Matthews Southern Comfort LPs although the sound quality is pretty rough , and the Amelia Earhart album, too.
I wish he had written more material. His original songs always outshine the covers he leaned so heavily upon for his LPs. He would have a stronger catalog, I reckon, if he had produced more albums with all original tunes.
Of course the first couple of Fairport albums are great for that faux-West Coast rock sound. Love this LP I have a white label promo--sweet. Love this vinyl cover art.. Dennis Metz , bluerondo , keef and 3 others like this. Location: Hoover, AL. Walking A Changing Line! Bebstrel , BlairH , bluerondo and 5 others like this. XTC went on to release 14 full-length albums and were particularly influential on the Brit-pop bands that reached popularity in the s. The picture-sleeved version of this 45 RPM single is extremely rare.
It features one of the most iconic images in rock and roll history. The late rockstar purportedly performed the song over the phone while proposing to his future ex wife Angela Barnett. This special promotional copy of the ABBA single was only distributed to those within the record company.
Only copies were ever printed of the elusive red vinyl. The swedish band from Stockholm are one of the most commercially successful musical group of all time. Sadly, both marriages could not with stand the pressures of stardom and success. This single, which was reprinted by Paul McCartney himself is worth a heck of a lot of money.
Supposedly, McCartney only had 50 copies printed for his friends and family. Fans of classic horror movies have definitely heard this band. They broke out after changing their name and recording the soundtrack to Proffondo Rosso Deep Red , the debut film by legendary Italian director Dario Argento.
They went on to do several more successful collaborations with Argento and some of the most iconic soundtracks in horror cinema. The label reportedly got nervous upon noticing the back album cover depicted the bottom half of a dog — genitals and all, so they had the offending parts airbrushed before release. A few enterprising employees made off with some originals. You can tell if you have the rare UK export by checking for the yellow and black Parlophone Records label.
The catalog number is PPCS Bonus points if it has the gold sticker on the back. Abbey Road was the 11th studio album released by the legendary quartet from Liverpool. Scotty Moore soon joined in on guitar. This caught the ear of producer Sam Phillips, who quickly pressed record. Many historians consider this to be the first true rock-n-roll record ever made though this is the subject of heated debate. Despite their incredible influence, the discography of the band is quite short—they only recorded four full-length studio albums.
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. It turned out to be a beautiful record[ing]". Don [Henley] or somebody in the Eagles didn't lift [our] arrangement absolutely note for note for vocal harmony If they can't think it up themselves [and] they've got to steal it from somebody else, better they should steal it Don Henley had a copy of 'Valley Hi' that he liked, so I've no doubt about that being where their version of the song came from.
According to band member Don Felder , when the Eagles first began playing stadiums the group would warm up pre-concert by singing "Seven Bridges Road" in a locker room shower area. After, each concert would then open with the group's five members singing "Seven Bridges Road" a capella into a single microphone. Felder recalls that it "blew [the audience] away.
It was always a vocally unifying moment, all five voices coming together in harmony. Billboard Hot becoming the group's final Top 40 hit until " Get Over It " by the reunited band in I thought it was too bluegrassy , too gospel.Jul 20, · By far Ian's best album IMHO is "If You Saw Thro My Eyes" followed closely by "Valley Hi" and Plainsong's "In Search of Amelia Earhart". Sadly, for me, he never regained the quality of his songwriting after the 70's but his album of Jules Shear songs "Walking a Changing Line" from the late 80's is quite magnificent.