New Releases. After a long period of inactivity we are please to announce a new batch of archive recordings. We have 3 new CDR's and we are ecstatic to be able to release the first Geoff Mann DVD!!!
GMDVDR01 is the first Geoff Mann DVD we are able to offer in this archive series. Recently we were sent an excellent quality video recording of Geoff playing solo support to IQ at the Stadthalle, Kleve in Germany in 1991. The video was shot from the front of the stage and although it is only a single camera shoot, the quality is exceptional for a home recording. As we had recorded the sound from the sound desk we have been able to dub the audio to the video to make a very nice offering. As we did not have the desk audio for the first song, the audio for this was taken from the video. To add extra atmosphere the audio between song introductions are taken from the video. I have also added a TV interview where Geoff is interviewed and plays a segment of Rest Assured. There is also some concert notes/credits and a photo slide show of pictures from the weekend with IQ. All this at the same bargain price of the CDRs. There is a brief sample (low quality - windows media player) available on the merchandise page.
GMCDR03 is the long awaited CD release of the seminal album Chants Would Be A Fine Thing. This was the cassette only album which geoff recorded after leaving Twelfth Night. Highly experimental and extremely wobbly this album is highly sort after by hard core fans and fetches up to £40 on eBay. The tracks have been complied and remastered from tracks already used on CD (In Difference), the production master and one track from cassette. There is a second CD (at no extra charge!!!) containing Peacemeal and For More Than A Day, which are the two tracks from I May Sing Grace and Psalm Enchanted Evening which we couldn't fit on the "In One Era..." CD. There is also a very basic home recording of Geoff playing tracks from his first 3 solo albums. These are very basic recordings, hence there being no extra charge for the CDR. Bargain eh! MP3 sample available on the merchandise page.
GMCDR04 is the re-release of Second Chants. Although there was a long gap between the two albums, Geoff recorded Second Chants as a natural follow-up to Chants Would Be A Fine Thing using experimental techniques and unusual sounds. Included on this CD is 10 minutes of home recorded rehearsal with Peter Nicholls (backing vocals). MP3 sample available on the merchandise page.
GMCDR05 is a collection of songs recorded live and a few home demos performed solo. The live songs were recorded at The Marquee in London and The Stadthalle, Kleve, Germany in 1991. Two of the demos were recorded for Marc Catley as reference for what he would be recording for the In Difference album. The final five tracks were part of some 4-track demos which were the first ideas for what would have been the third Bond album, the first of these being a complete song called Monument. The Bond disbanded shortly afterwards and the ideas never used. MP3 sample available on the merchandise page.