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across the water: across the water


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 year 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 artefacts of the prog era.

Track Listing:

  • The Bay
  • Teenage Red Indian Dream
  • Song For Fall
  • Newfy Song
  • I'll Give You Sunshine
  • The Island (Suite)
Format CD
Genre Progressive
Status In stock
Label Seelie Court

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