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Format: Vinyl
Label: SEELIE COURT
Rel. Date: 12/25/2020
UPC: 3267787699941

Across The Water
Artist: Across The Water
Format: Vinyl

DISC: 1

1. The Island Suite (ST Kilda)
2. The Bay
3. Teenage Red Indian Dream
4. Song for Fall
5. Newfy Song
6. I Will Give You Sunshine

More Info:

An unknown and precious album recorded in 1975 by two friends who recorded one side each, they made just two acetates and then handmade beautiful covers from two enlargements of a photograph of the Isles of St Kilda. Side one is a neo-classical prog rock epic in the style of Renaissance and Continuum, inspired by the wild and pagan isles of St Kilda where, as a 16 yr old, the composer Peter MC Kerrow was taken by military launch to conduct a census on the rare Soay Sheep that live there. A storm blew away his tent on the first night. The other side is by his Canadian pal who attended the same Uni in England, deeply homesick for Canada and surviving a broken relationship these songs are melancholic and Cohen-esque. The original LP is astonishingly gorgeous and one of the most desirable looking artifacts of the prog era.