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BILL FAY

Bill Fay & Julia Jacklin

Just To Be A Part

    Julia Jacklin’s version of ‘Just To Be A Part’ alongside Bill Fay's original.

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    Julia Jacklin - Just To Be A Part
    Bill Fay - Just To Be A Part

    Bill Fay & Mary Lattimore

    Love Is The Tune

      Mary Lattimore’s version of 'Love Is The Tune' alongside Bill Fay's original.

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      Mary Lattimore - Love Is The Tune
      Bill Fay - Love Is The Tune

      Bill Fay

      Still Some Light: Part 2

        Bill Fay has always sung about attempting to understand the most universal questions: those of nature, spirituality, humanity. His songs are “calming hymns for another chaotic time,” he says. His influence can be traced through many artists’ works, so it only seemed right to celebrate this with a collection of newer voices interpreting his timeless tracks.

        Originally released in 2010 by David Tibet (Current 93), ‘Still Some Light’ was issued as a double CD, made up of 70’s album demos (Disc One) and 2009 home recordings (Disc Two). This year, for the first time, this collection of recordings will be pressed to vinyl as a double LP with reimagined artwork, presented alongside contemporary reimaginings of the tracks by Julia Jacklin and Mary Lattimore. Bill Fay’s words and melodies remain unaffected by the passing of time and changing trends; and here alongside the original recordings, these reinvented versions still calmly guide us through another moment of chaos.

        Bill Fay

        Still Some Light: Part 1

          Bill Fay has always sung about attempting to understand the most universal questions: those of nature, spirituality, humanity. His songs are “calming hymns for another chaotic time”, he says. His influence can be traced through many artist’s work, and so it only seemed right to celebrate this with a collection of newer voices interpreting his timeless tracks. Originally released in 2010 by David Tibet (Current 93), Still Some Light was released as a double CD, made up of 70’s album demos (Disc One) and 2009 home recordings (Disc Two). This year, for the first time, this collection of recordings will be pressed to vinyl and released digitally, presented alongside contemporary reimaginings of the tracks by Kevin Morby, Steve Gunn, Julia Jacklin and Mary Lattimore. Bill Fay’s words and melodies remain unaffected by the passing of time and changing trends; and here alongside the original recordings, these reinvented versions still calmly guide us through another moment of chaos.

          Bill Fay’s Still Some Light was originally released on compact disc as a two CD collection in 2010. Reimagined with new artwork and available for the first time ever on vinyl, Dead Oceans is pleased to present Still Some Light Pt. 1, collecting Fay’s archival recordings from 1970 and 1971. Many of the songs are intimate sketches which were eventually re-recorded for Fay’s self-titled debut and for his landmark album, Time of the Last Persecution. This double LP set includes heart wrenching versions of some of his timeless works, such as “I Hear You Calling” and “Pictures of Adolf Again”, and features equally powerful songs like “Arnold is a Simple Man” and “Love is the Tune,” which only appear in this collection

          TRACK LISTING

          SIDE A: 
          1. Plan D
          2. Sing Us One Of Your Songs May
          3. I Will Find My Own Way Back
          4. Love Is The Tune
          SIDE B: 
          1. Backwoods Maze
          2. The Sun Is Bored
          3. There's A Price Upon My Head
          4. Time Of The Last Persecution
          SIDE C: 
          1. Pictures Of Adolph
          2. Tell It Like It Is
          3. Release Is In The Eye
          4. Dust Filled Room
          5. I Hear You Calling
          SIDE D: 
          1. Laughing Man
          2. Arnold Is A Simple Man
          3. Just To Be A Part
          4. Inside The Keeper’s Pantry

          Bill Fay

          Countless Branches

            Bill Fay returns with the third album in the celebrated second phase of his recording career. A prime Fay song is a deceptively simple thing which carries more emotional weight than its concision and brevity might imply. There are ten of these musical haikus on Countless Branches, as pointed and as poignant as anything he’s ever recorded. For decades now - it’s almost 50 years since he cut his classic albums “Bill Fay” and “Time of the Last Persecution” - songs like these have been Fay’s ambassadors helping rave reviews and endorsements from the likes of Jim O’Rourke (Tortoise) and Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) which led to a huge revival of interest in his music. He had continued to make music almost every day in the intervening decades. For Countless Branches he’s completed new toplines over some of his cache of backing tracks, most of them 20 to 40 years old.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: Brittle and almost entorely unadorned (safe for a guitar and a guitar at most), Bill Fay's crackling voice soars above these perfectly produced and stunningly stripped back Americana gems. Evocative and stunning, this is a gem in an already hugely influential career.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. In Human Hands
            2. How Long, How Long
            3. Your Little Face
            4. Salt Of The Earth
            5. I Will Remain Here
            6. Filled With Wonder Once Again
            7. Time’s Going Somewhere
            8. Love Will Remain
            9. Countless Branches
            10. One Life

            Deluxe LP Bonus Tracks:
            11. Tiny
            12. Don’t Let My Marigolds Die (Live In Studio)
            13. The Rooster
            14. Your Little Face (Acoustic Version)
            15. Filled With Wonder Once Again (Band Version)
            16. How Long, How Long (Band Version)
            17. Love Will Remain (Band Version)

            Bill Fay

            Who Is The Sender?

              Ask Bill Fay about his relationship with his instrument and he says something revealing, not ”Ever since I learnt to play the piano,” but “Ever since the piano taught me…”

              What the piano taught him was how to connect to one of the great joys of his life. “Music gives,” he says. And he is a grateful receiver. But, it makes him wonder, “Who is the sender?”

              Fay - who after more than five decades writing songs is finally being appreciated as one of our finest living practitioners of the art – asserts that songs aren’t actually written but found. He recorded two phenomenal but largely overlooked albums for Decca offshoot Nova in 1970 and 1971. After 27 years of neglect, people like Nick Cave, Jim O’ Rourke, and Jeff Tweedy were praising those records in glowing terms. Recorded in Ray Davies' Konk Studios, North London, Who Is The Sender? sees Bill expanding upon themes he has touched on from the beginning, spiritual and philosophical questions, observations about the natural world and the people in the city he has lived in all his life.


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