Posted - 24/09/2011 : 02:16:32
| Nick Garrie - The Nightmare Of J.B. Stanislas 1969
From Peppermintstore blogspot.....
This album is a very interesting piece of pop psych in the very best tradition of the baroque songwriting of late 60’s. It first came out in France in 1969, under the production of Eddie Vartan, who managed to embody Nick's perfect songs into an orchestration with several common points to that in other great albums from the era coming from the UK (think of Billy Nichols, Duncan Browne or Bill Fay). Soon after the record came out, the AZ's label owner commited suicide, the label resting orphan and thus the release being unpromoted and undistributed sank in the dust of time.
Born to a Scottish mother and a Russian father, Nick Garrie began breathing at a young age the bohemian atmosphere that permeated European musical culture of the late Sixties, finding in music the perfect way to express his cosmopolitan and eclectic personality.
One of the most mysterious and sought after albums ever.
1.The Nightmare Of J.B. Stanislas
2. Can I Stay With You
3. Bungles Tours
4. David’s Prayer
5. Ink Pot Eyes
6. The Wanderer
8. Little Bird
9. Deeper Tones Of Blue
10. Queen Of Queens
11. Wheel Of Fortune
I Can Stay With You
Really quite amazing...give it a d/l....OOP
Nick Garrie-Hamilton, better known as Nick Garrie, is a British singer-songwriter best known for his extremely rare 1969 debut album, The Nightmare of JB Stanislas. Original copies of the album, which was reportedly only available in France, are known to be very expensive, and it was not until 2005, when Rev-ola Records issued it, that it was available on compact disc.
Garrie was never commercially successful in the English-speaking world, though his second album, Suitcase Man, peaked at Number 1 in Spain.
2007 - A radio show, called Trilogy Rock, has recently prepared three concerts for him in Catalonia; the North of Spain. As part of their 10th anniversary activities, Nick has been able to play in Barcelona, Banyoles and La Roca del Vallès. In June, he played again near Barcelona, in el Prat de Llobregat.
Nick now teaches French at many primary schools including Fairholme school whilst carrying on his music career.
Sometimes I have good luck...
& write better than I can.
Edited by - lemonade kid on 24/09/2011 02:27:42