Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-Six Seconds – A Short Cut to Teenage Fanclub
Four Thousand Seven Hundred And Sixty-Six Seconds - A Short Cut To Teenage Fanclub is a greatest hits album by Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released on 3 February 2003. The title refers to the album's total length, just 34 seconds short of the maximum running time possible on a single CD: as a consequence the track "My Uptight Life" was edited from its original version in order to fit on to the album; the album comprises fourteen singles, four album tracks, three new songs written for the album. It reached #47 in the UK album charts. Norman Blake - Vocals, guitar Gerard Love - Vocals, bass Raymond McGinley - Vocals, guitar Finlay MacDonald - Vocals, guitar Brendan O'Hare - Drums Paul Quinn - Drums Francis MacDonald - Drums John McCusker - Violin, viola Isobel Campbell - Cello
All Media Network
RhythmOne is an American company that owns and maintains AllMusic, AllMovie, AllGame, SideReel and Celebified. The company was founded in 1990 by popular-culture archivist Michael Erlewine. RhythmOne offices are located in San Francisco and Ann Arbor, United States, several other locations across the country. All Music Guide was launched in 1991. In 1994 the All Movie Guide was launched and in 1998 the All Game Guide; the company was founded in Michigan in 1990 by Michael Erlewine. With the All Music Guide the aim was to " discographic information on every artist who's made a record since Enrico Caruso gave the industry its first big boost", which launched in 1991, they expanded with the All Movie Guide in 1994, the All Game Guide in 1998. Moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1999 to take advantage of the "rich talent pool". AMG was a business unit within Alliance Entertainment Corporation from 1996 until early 2005. Alliance was acquired in 1999 by a multibillion-dollar fund based in California. Macrovision announced on November 6, 2007 that it had agreed to purchase All Media Guide for a reported $102 million.
For a time, all of the guides were controlled by Rovi's nameservers and combined access to the All Music and All Movie Guides was provided via AllRovi.com from 2011 until 2013. In 2013, Rovi sold consumer access of the content to the newly established All Media Network, LLC, but retained control of licensing the content to other businesses; the overall website is allmedianetwork.com. Rovi sold the consumer access to them to newly established All Media Network, LLC in 2013, while retaining ownership and maintenance of the content itself; the AllGame section of the site was shut down on December 12, 2014. On April 16, 2015 Blinkx Plc acquired All Media Network and rebranded the website under the new unified RhythmOne Group banner. AllMusic is an online database which provides access to information about songs, musicians and musical styles alongside staff-authored news, biographies and recommendations; the content was published in book form in 1991 as the All Music Guide, is now available to the public for online reference and information as well as available via licensing for point-of-sale systems, media players, online music stores.
RhythmOne produces the AllMusic guide series that includes the All Music Guide to Jazz and the All Music Guide to the Blues. Vladimir Bogdanov is the president of the series. AllMovie, launched in 1994 as the All Movie Guide, provides access to information about actors and filmmakers with staff-authored news, reviews and recommendations, it offers limited information about Television productions, focused on those released on DVD. Like AllMusic, this content is available via licensing to point-of-sale systems, media players, online stores. AllGame was active between 1998–2014 as the All Game Guide, it offered information and reviews about many console, hand held, PC games released in the US; the site started in February 1998 with the goal of becoming the most comprehensive game database available. In a farewell message on their site, the staff noted that they "didn't all know what we were doing in those early days but it was an exciting time to be helping build an online game database before the Internet exploded with numerous websites dedicated to video games."
SideReel, launched in 2007, is a TV community site which provides information about TV shows and episodes. Celebified offers celebrity news and interviews and started in 2012. RhythmOne's database was set up by Vladimir Bogdanov to hold the information of Erlewine's many lists. Information in the database is licensed and used in point-of-sale systems by some music retailers, includes the following: Basic data: names, credits, copyright information, product numbers. Descriptive content: styles, moods, nationalities. Relational content: similar artists and albums, influences. Editorial content: biographies, rankings; the company claims to have the largest digital archive of music, including about six million digital songs, as well as the largest cover art library, with more than half a million cover image scans. The AllMusic database is used by several generations of Windows Media Player and Musicmatch Jukebox to identify and organize music collections. Windows Media Player 11 and the integrated MTV Urge music store have expanded the use of AllMusic data to include related artists, reviews and other data.
All Media Network licenses large databases of metadata about movies, video games, audio books, music releases from Rovi Corporation and publishes them online for consumer use. This includes credits, staff-written biographies, reviews and recommendations as well as categories such as theme or mood. Rovi makes this content available for point of sale systems in stores globally, for CD and DVD recognition in software media players such as Windows Media Player and Musicmatch Jukebox, for providing content for a variety of websites including iTunes and Spotify. All Media Guide sold print compilations of its information. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, senior editor of AllMusic List of online music databases Official website
Kevin Ayers was an English singer-songwriter, a major influential force in the English psychedelic movement. Ayers was a founding member of the pioneering psychedelic band Soft Machine in the mid-1960s, was associated with the Canterbury scene, he recorded a series of albums as a solo artist and over the years worked with Brian Eno, Syd Barrett, Bridget St John, John Cale, Elton John, Robert Wyatt, Andy Summers, Mike Oldfield and Ollie Halsall, among others. After living for many years in Deià, Majorca, he returned to the United Kingdom in the mid-1990s before moving to the south of France, his last album, The Unfairground, was released in 2007. The British rock journalist Nick Kent wrote: "Kevin Ayers and Syd Barrett were the two most important people in British pop music. Everything that came after came from them." Ayers was born in Herne Bay, the son of BBC producer Rowan Ayers. Following his parents' divorce and his mother's subsequent marriage to a British civil servant, Ayers spent most of his childhood in Malaya.
The tropical atmosphere and unpressured lifestyle had an impact, one of the frustrating and endearing aspects of Ayers' career is that every time he seemed on the point of success, he would take off for some sunny spot where good wine and food were found. Ayers returned to England at the age of twelve. In his early college years he took up with the burgeoning musicians' scene in the Canterbury area, he was drafted into the Wilde Flowers, a band that featured Robert Wyatt and Hugh Hopper, as well as future members of Caravan. Ayers stated in interviews that the primary reason he was asked to join was that he had the longest hair. However, this prompted him to start writing songs and singing; the Wilde Flowers evolved into Caravan after Ayers and Wyatt left and joined keyboardist Mike Ratledge and guitarist Daevid Allen to form Soft Machine. Ayers switched to bass following Allen's departure from that group and shared vocals with the drummer Robert Wyatt; the contrast between Ayers' baritone and Wyatt's reedy tenor, plus the freewheeling mix of rock and jazz influences, made for a memorable new sound that caught on in the psychedelic 1960s.
The band shared stages with Pink Floyd. They released their debut single'Love Makes Sweet Music'/'Feelin' Reelin' Squeelin' in February 1967, making it one of the first recordings from the new British psychedelic movement, their debut album, The Soft Machine, was recorded in the USA for ABC/Probe and released in 1968. It is considered a classic of the genre. To many in the U. S, Soft Machine was best known for being the opening act on the second U. S. tour by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. After an extensive tour of the United States opening for The Jimi Hendrix Experience, a weary Ayers sold his white Fender Jazz Bass to Noel Redding and retreated to the beaches of Ibiza in Spain with Daevid Allen to recuperate. While there, Ayers went on a songwriting binge that resulted in the songs that would make up his first album, Joy of a Toy; the album was one of the first released alongside Pink Floyd's Ummagumma. Joy of a Toy established Ayers as a unique talent with music that varied from the circus march of the title cut, to the pastoral "Girl on a Swing", the ominous "Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong", based on a Malay folksong.
Ayers' colleagues from Soft Machine backed him on one track, "Song for Insane Times", on some cuts with Rob Tait, sometime Gong drummer. One interesting product of the sessions was the single, "Religious Experience", early recordings of which featured Syd Barrett on guitar and backing vocals; the lead guitar that appears on the final mix was thought to have been played by Barrett appearing on various Barrett bootlegs, but Ayers said that he played the solo, emulating Barrett's style. However the 2004 CD reissue of Joy of a Toy includes a mix of this song featuring Barrett's guitar as a bonus track. Ayers was to all intents and purposes a member of Gong in 1971 when the band first toured the UK, he played an instrumental role in Steve Hillage appearing in Gong in 1972, while Steve was touring France as a member of Ayers's band. A second album, Shooting at the Moon, soon followed. For this, Ayers assembled a band that he called The Whole World, including a young Mike Oldfield on bass and lead guitar, avant-garde composer David Bedford on keyboards and improvising saxophonist, Lol Coxhill.
Again Ayers came up with a batch of engaging songs interspersed with avant-garde instrumentals and a heavy dose of whimsy. The Whole World was an erratic band live, Ayers was not cut out for life on the road touring; the band broke up after a short tour, with no hard feelings, as most of the musicians guested on Ayers' next album, Whatevershebringswesing, regarded as one of his best, featuring the mellifluous eight-minute title track that would become Ayers' signature sound for the'70s. Bananamour was the fourth studio album by Kevin Ayers and it featured some of his most accessible recordings, including "Shouting in a Bucket Blues" and his whimsical tribute to Syd Barrett, "Oh! Wot A Dream". After Whatevershebringswesing, Ayers assembled a new band anchored by drummer Eddie Sparrow and bassist Archie Legget and employed a more direct lyricism; the centrepiece of the album is'Decadence', a portrait of Nico. 1974 was a watershed year for Ayers. In addition to releasing his most compelling music in this year, he helped provide other artists with access to a wider stage, most notably Lady June.
The recording, titled Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy, made in a front room of Cramer's
The King (Teenage Fanclub album)
The King is the second album by Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, deleted on its day of release in 1991. The album is derided as a hastily assembled contractual obligation to US label Matador; however the group have denied this, claiming that the shambolic, spontaneous nature of the contents was a direct influence of producer Don Fleming, whose music was improvised. "One night we all got wasted.... and we said, "Let’s make a LP overnight. We’ll just improvise some songs and do some covers and cobble it all together", Norman Blake said in 2016. In a 2006 interview and Brendan O'Hare confirmed that the album had been recorded after completing Bandwagonesque using pre-booked studio time that became available when the aforementioned album was finished sooner than anticipated, they claimed that the album was intended to be a mid-price edition of 1,000 but their UK label Creation Records pressed 20,000 and sold them at full price. All tracks written by Teenage Fanclub unless otherwise noted.
Teenage FanclubNorman Blake – guitar, vocals Gerard Love – bass, vocals Raymond McGinley – guitar, vocals Brendan O'Hare – drumsAdditional musiciansJoe McAlinden – saxophone Paul Chisholm – additional drumsTechnicalDon Fleming – producer Teenage Fanclub – producer Paul Chisholm – producer, engineer Keith Hartley – engineer Dave Buchanan – assistant engineer The King on Discogs.com
Kate Anna Rusby is an English folk singer-songwriter from Penistone, Barnsley. Sometimes called the "Barnsley Nightingale", she has headlined various British national folk festivals, is one of the best known contemporary English folk singers. In 2001 The Guardian described her as "a superstar of the British acoustic scene." In 2007 the BBC website described her as "The first lady of young folkies". She is one of the few folk singers to have been nominated for the Mercury Prize. Rusby was born into a family of musicians in 1973 in West Riding of Yorkshire, England. After learning to play the guitar, the fiddle and the piano, as well as to sing, she played in many local folk festivals as a child and adolescent, before joining the all-female Celtic folk band the Poozies. 1995 saw the release of her breakthrough album, Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts, a collaboration with her friend and fellow Barnsley folk singer Kathryn Roberts. In 1997, with the help of her family, Rusby released her first solo album, Hourglass.
Since she has gone on to receive acclaim in her home country and abroad and her family continues to help her with all aspects of her professional career. Rusby was a member of the folk group Equation to be replaced by Cara Dillon; the early line-up featured Rusby's erstwhile performing partner Kathryn Roberts and Mercury-nominated artist Seth Lakeman. Their first EP, In Session, had a small commercial release and led to them signing a major record deal with WEA; the unreleased song "Wandering Soul" was Rusby's contribution to the soundtrack for Billy Connolly's World Tour of New Zealand, an eight-part BBC television documentary series broadcast in November 2004. A collaboration with Ronan Keating saw Rusby riding high in the UK Singles Chart, she made a vocal contribution to the successful debut solo album of Roddy Woomble, the lead singer of Idlewild. In the same year her cover of The Kinks' "The Village Green Preservation Society" was used as the theme tune to the BBC One television sitcom Jam & Jerusalem.
Rusby has written several new songs for the latest series of Jam & Jerusalem, is credited as being responsible for the show's music. Launched at the 2007 Cambridge Folk Festival, the album Awkward Annie was released on 3 September 2007. "The Village Green Preservation Society" is included as a bonus track. 2008 saw the release of an album of traditional Christmas songs interpreted by Rusby. She has since released three more Christmas albums: While Mortals Sleep, The Frost is All Over and Angels & Men; each December, Rusby embarks on a popular Christmas tour across the United Kingdom. In 2010, Rusby released the album Make a collection of self-penned songs. In 2014, she released the album Ghost, which featured three Rusby originals. Rusby’s fourteenth solo album, Life in a Paper Boat, was released in 2016 with a fourth Christmas album Angels And Men, the following year. In August 2001, Rusby married Scottish fiddler and fellow band member John McCusker, who produced most of her recordings up to The Girl Who Couldn't Fly, but they subsequently divorced.
She subsequently married Irish musician Damien O'Kane, with. Christmas albums Sweet Bells While Mortals Sleep The Frost Is All Over Angels And Men 1999: Sleepless – nominated 2000: Folk Singer of the Year – winner 2000: Best Album: Sleepless – winner 2002: Best Original Song: "Who Will Sing Me Lullabies" – winner 2006: Best Original Song: "No Names" – nominated 2006: Best Album: The Girl Who Couldn't Fly – nominated 2006: Best Live Act – winner 2014: BASCA Gold Badge award Official website Artists: Kate Rusby PureRecords.net
Euros Childs is a Welsh musician and songwriter best known as the frontman for the band Gorky's Zygotic Mynci and - as of January 2019 - the keyboardist for Teenage Fanclub. His sister, violinist Megan Childs, was a member of Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, their father Lynn played on some Gorky's recordings, most notably on Barafundle. Childs was born in Freshwater East and was educated at the Welsh-medium school Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin in Carmarthenshire. Childs was a founder of Gorky's Zygotic Mynci and stayed with the band throughout its lifetime, writing or co-writing most songs, handling most lead vocals, playing keyboards, among other instruments, his first solo music appeared in 2005, his first single, "Donkey Island", was released on Wichita Recordings in November of that year. His band for the subsequent UK tour included Gorky's drummer Peter Richardson and fellow Welsh musician Alun Tan Lan, who has opened for Childs. Childs' first solo album, was released on Wichita in February 2006 followed by the other single from the album, "Costa Rita".
By the middle of 2006, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci had announced their split, allowing Childs and Richard James to focus on their solo projects. Childs' second solo album, the all-Welsh language Bore Da, was released in March 2007; this was followed in August of the same year by The Miracle Inn. His fourth album, Cheer Gone, was released in October 2008, it was recorded over six days in Nashville with a band that included Richardson and Stephen Black, had contributions from several Nashville musicians including Matt Swanson of Lambchop. In 2009, Childs released Son of Euro Child, on his newly formed label National Elf; the album was available as a free download as well as on CD, it began his current trend of releasing all his music through his official website on a "pay what you can" basis. 2009 saw Childs form the duo Jonny with Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake. They released their debut, Jonny, in 2011; the album Ends was released on 28 November 2011. Its songs consist of vocals and piano, with Megan Childs contributing violin on four of the 10 tracks.
In 2012, Childs established another duo, this time with Race Horses' Meilyr Jones, who had appeared on Bore Da and The Miracle Inn. Their album First Cousins was released on 12 March 2012 on National Elf. Childs and Peter Richardson have recorded under the name Ymarfer Corff. Childs has been a member of Short & Curlies with frequent collaborators Stephen Black and Megan Childs, among others. Summer Special was released on 20 August 2012, with a band consisting of Childs, Black, Stuart Kidd, Megan Childs; the first single and video was "That's Better". The second single was "Be Be High" with the non-album B-side "The Surgeon"; the album Situation Comedy was released on 21 October 2013, preceded by the single "Tête à Tête" on 14 October. In his NME review that rated the album 8/10, Tom Pinnock called it "a set of witty piano-pop songs" with "a grim undertone", he opined that the closing 14-minute track "Trick of the Mind" was "perhaps Childs' most beautiful song ever". In late 2014, Childs released his new album Eilaag, on download through his website.
Seven of the nine tracks are instrumental pieces for solo piano, the other two being solo vocal pieces accompanied by solo piano. His 11th studio album, Sweetheart came out on 2 October 2015, it featured a full band consisting of Stuart Kidd, Rhydian Jones and Laura J Martin. The album was recorded by Iwan Morgan in the village of Freshwater East. On 9 December 2016, the next Childs album Refresh! was released on his label National Elf, preceded by streaming of the song Pick It Up. Refresh! was recorded in collaboration with Stephen Black at Gus Dungeon II Studios and consists of 24 songs made of Euros's voice fed through a sampler, with exception of synth on Pick It Up and toy piano on Sky / Sea. As usual, the album is available on CD and vinyl. In January 2017 Childs released an EP collaboration with Rosie Smith of Oh Peas! under the name Tim's Rice. The EP, Mixed Ability Pilates, was available as a pay-what-you-like download. Childs's next album, House Arrest, will be released on 17 November 2017.
It features the single My Colander. The album release will be accompanied by a full UK tour, Childs's first since 2015. On 16 January 2019, Teenage Fanclub announced that Childs had joined them on vocals. Chops Bore Da The Miracle Inn Cheer Gone Son of Euro Child Face Dripping Ends Summer Special Situation Comedy Eilaaig Sweetheart Refresh! House Arrest Olion Yn Fyw/Live 2005 Yn Fyw/Live 2007 "Donkey Island" UK No. 243 "Costa Rita" "Horse Riding" "I Will Not Mind" / "Pontiago" "Beef Bridge" EP "Emyn O Wdig" "Spin That Girl Around" / "Just a Dream" "That's Better" "Be Be High" / "The Surgeon" "Tête à Tête" "Fruit And Veg / Yr Aflonyddwr" "Fresh Water / Love Is a Memory" Gorky's Zygotic Mynci's entire catalogue In Between by Pondman Someday We Will Foresee Obstacles by Syd Matters The Unfairground by Kevin Ayers
Howdy! (Teenage Fanclub album)
Howdy! is the seventh album by Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 2000, the band's only album with a major sublabel. Norman Blake - Vocals, guitar Gerard Love - Vocals, bass Raymond McGinley - Vocals, guitar Finlay MacDonald - Vocals, guitar Paul Quinn - Drums Megan Childs - Violin Mick Cooke - Trumpet, Tuba Sharon Fitzgerald - French horn Nick Brine - Backing vocals