Release Date: 16 December 2016
Format: Boxed Set Vinyl
|Chris Wood Evening Blue Limited Numbered 4CD & 180gram Vinyl LP Box Set
"Over four years in development, Evening Blue is the first book-set to chronicle and celebrate Chris Wood’s life in music from co-founding Traffic via his many collaborations with the likes of John Martyn, The Wailers’ Tyrone Downie, Free and many others to his own solo work.
The first edition, limited to 1,000 individually numbered copies, will be issued this summer via HiddenMasters new worldwide distribution deal with Caroline International on what would have been Chris’s birthday – June 24th
Evening Blue has been curated in close collaboration with Steph Wood who administers her brother’s estate. Included are:
A first pressing of Chris’s never-released solo LP on 180gsm vinyl. The ¼” reels were compiled and sequenced by Chris with engineer Terry Barham at Island’s Fall Out Shelter studio in Hammersmith on Sunday, October 1st 1978. Long thought lost, the masters were discovered by chance in a barn in the West of England during the spring of 2013. While some titles are known, none of the selections have previously been heard.
It will be housed in a 200+ page hardback book which includes over 420 images, the majority of which have not been seen before. The text has been abridged and edited from Dan Ropek’s biography of Chris and, together with Ropek’s own interviews with the late Jim Capaldi and Paul Medcalf as well as many of Chris’s friends and musical colleagues throughout his life, Evening Blue includes exclusive interviews with: Steph Wood and Anna Capaldi-Gilbey; studio engineers Dick Cuthell, Terry Barham and Brian Humphries; musicians Mike Kellie, Steve Winwood, Poli Palmer and Gordon Jackson as well as Muscle Shoals Swampers Charles Rose and David Hood; photographers Brian Cooke, Richard Keith Wolff, Dina Regine, Barrie Wentzell, David Miller, Dan Cuny and Gered Mankowitz."
Vinyl A1. Song For Pete (2.56)2. See No Man Girl (5.28)3. Letter One (2.09)4. Barbed Wire (3.56)5. Don’t It (6.03)
Vinyl B 6. Jam In Butter (4.34)7. Moon Child Vulcan (4.19)8. Tone Blind Rhythm Deaf (3.29)9. Birth In A Day (8.05)-------10. No. 4 B Side (1.56)11. Barbed Wire – take #3 Alt-R mix (3.59)12. Birth In A Day – take #3 CW mix (5.13)13. Song For Pete – studio rehearsal take #2 (4.23)14. See No Man Floral Dance (7.25)