John Featherstone | Vintage Featherstone, Vol. 1: 1987-1990

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Vintage Featherstone, Vol. 1: 1987-1990

by John Featherstone

The first part of a hard-to-categorise 2 volume vintage compilation of early Featherstone songs that somehow slipped through the technological - analogue to digital – gap: retrieved!
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  Song Share Time Download
1. So Good to Me
4:12 $0.99
2. Number One
3:02 $0.99
3. The Watchman
3:18 $0.99
4. The Banquet
5:09 $0.99
5. Anaesthesia
3:44 $0.99
6. King of Kings
3:55 $0.99
7. Take the Stage
5:03 $0.99
8. When Will I Ever Learn?
3:22 $0.99
9. The Little Boy Who Never Grew Old
3:39 $0.99
10. Wake Up the Dead
3:18 $0.99
11. The Foot of the Cross
2:56 $0.99
12. You're Coming with Me
4:54 $0.99
13. Who Put the Light Out?
3:49 $0.99
14. When a Good Man Goes Down
3:01 $0.99
15. Clear the Way
2:50 $0.99
16. I Cannot Imagine
4:34 $0.99
17. Walking
4:54 $0.99
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Album Notes
In the late 80s we mixed analogue recordings to various digital formats, only making albums available on cassette. In September 1990 we moved as a family to France and concentrated on French production, leaving a quantity of English digital masters on the shelf. When we ‘went digital’, we inserted eight of these English songs into subsequent French albums - you may have missed them on the way. Over the years many have asked how to get hold of songs from that era: until now that hasn’t been possible. So we decided to ‘put them out there’ for anyone interested in a trip down memory lane. One or two songs have been ditched in the process, but I stand by the rest! I hope you find what you’re looking for among the 37 songs in this two-volume Vintage collection.

In Vol 2 I’ve also added 9 slightly more recent songs taken from ‘Rien de Nouveau’ (Nothing New, 2005). Three of them are straight copies from that album but 6 have never been heard in English before. So I translated and replaced the vocals and got Tony Harris to remix them. If you want to complete the picture, don’t forget the English CD ‘Where Truth Lies’ produced in both language versions in 1995. In all honesty that particular album didn’t sell well enough for us to be able to pursue the idea of English productions at that time. Looking back it’s a shame not to have produced more in English, but it’s down to finances in the end… Enjoy!

Songs taken from TAKE THE STAGE 1987 & WALKING 1989
Recorded and mixed at Porcupine Studios. Engineer: Nick Taylor
Production: Bob Cranham, Dave Leonard Cooke, John Featherstone
Keys: Dave Leonard Cooke; Bass: Phil Cranham, Bob Cranham
Electric guitar: Bob Cranham; Flute: Nigel Perona-Wright
Sax: Bob Mckay; Drums: Bob Armstrong, Allan Cox
B Vox: Honor Mason, Bethan Davies, Pennie Cranham, Bob Cranham
John Featherstone: Acoustic guitars, bass, piano, flute and vox.



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