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$14.00

The more elderly amongst us will recall the rise in popularity and influence of Irish/Celtic music in the 1980s. Nelson, New Zealand, wasn't exempt from this. Van Dieman's Band ( a play on the old name for Tasmania, even though we had nothing to do with Australia) was built around the voice and song writing of Kate Holland (mandolin, piano and bodhran). Clive Garlick (guitars, vocals,flute,mandolin, percussion) and David Bowater (woodwinds, keyboard, percussion, vocal effects, recording engineering) fleshed out her songs and added appropriate material of their own.
Additional musicians involved were ClaytonTaylor (backing vocals, bodhran), Shirley Lethborg (keyboard on Queen of Hearts), Tamasin Evans (cello on Queen of Hearts) and Bob Bickerton (Irish Pipes on The Sinking Ship).
The album was mostly recorded in 1993-4 on a Fostex 16 track reel to reel and remastered in 2016. No sequencing there folks. Dancing Shoes and The Sinking Ship were recorded digitally later in the '90s.
After this album I abandoned recording to tape as it became obvious one could get a way better bang for one's buck by using a Digital Audio Workstation.
The sound quality of the tape recorded songs doesn't warrant a Hi-Res version so this album is only available in FLAC, ALAC and MP3 formats. The quality of some of the songs justifies making this album available.

By Van Dieman's Band

Released 2016

Available Formats: mp3 alac flac wav 24 bit

Track Listing:

1: Claytons Friend ...............

$2.00

2: He Never Complains ............

$2.00

3: Sea Dreams ....................

$2.00

4: The Sinking Ship ..............

$2.00

5: Dancing Shoes .................

$2.00

6: The Refuge Song ...............

$2.00

7: Queen of Hearts ...............

$2.00

8: Tea Shop Song .................

$2.00

9: Time Went .....................

$2.00

10: Pagan Ways ....................

$2.00

11: Nosey Parkers .................

$2.00

12: Ghosts of Barra ...............

$2.00

Samples served in mp3 format. All prices in New Zealand dollars.