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Alison Statton & Spike | Tidal Blues/Weekend In Wales

Reissue of the first studio album by cult duo Alison Statton & Spike, featuring vocalist Alison Statton (Young Marble Giants, Weekend) and guitarist Spike (Weekend, Reptile Ranch).
Recorded between London and Cardiff in 1994, Tidal Blues is a collection of songs produced and co-written by Alison and Spike. It's essentially an acoustic set, recorded with a six piece band including Phil Moxham (Young Marble Giants) as well as Rachet Byrt (viola), Andrew Moxham (drums), Harry Becket (trumpet) and Paula Gardiner (double bass). The result? "Statton and Spike combine Matisse-style sketchiness with swaying nods to pre-rock pop. More focused than Weekend, there's a spare sureness to the tunes, and Alison's vocals hold a new and careful self-confidence." (CMJ Music Journal)
Long unavailable, Tidal Blues was previously released on Vinyl Japan in 1994, and has now been digitally remastered with five bonus tracks from the more overtly jazzy 1991 ep Weekend In Wales. The CD also boasts upgraded artwork and detailed liner notes.

| tracklist
01 A Greater Notion
02 In This World
03 Empty Heart
04 Open Eyes
05 Take Heart
06 Lemming Time
07 Mr. Morgan
08 Hide Combat
09 Seaport Town
10 Find + Seek
11 Tidal Blues
12 Alternations
13 A Greater Notion (EP Version)
14 Web Of Decline
15 Missing You (For Freddie)
16 In Time
17 Romance At Sea


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