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Michael Chapman

Virtuoso guitarist and critically acclaimed songwriter, championed by John Peel and later Charles Shaar Murray, Michael Chapman recorded a quartet of highly regarded albums for EMI's progressive Harvest label.

In this latest archive recordings release, he presides over previously unreleased tracks spanning folk rock, blues, jazz and experimental genres - ranging from a live solo
performance in 1969 to studio collaboration with Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) in 2005, by way of a 1980's TV film soundtrack with Maddy Prior and Rick Kemp (Steeleye Span)and much more besides.

With an extensive booklet of Chapman's reminiscences illustrated with pictures from his own collection, 'Growing Pains 3' is another highly personal ‘take' on the rich and varied career of one of British music's most
individualistic craftsmen.

'England's most original singer-songwriter'
All Music Guide

'One of the most influential characters on the
contemporary acoustic music scene'

Guitar & Bass


Growing Pains 3

1. Rabbit Hills
2. A Scholarly Man
3. For Mr G
4. So Young
5. Sunday Morning
6. Tow Law
7. Percy Topless
8. Babe
9. Too Soon to Tell
10. Untitled
11. Youth is Wasted On The
12. Youth is Wasted On The
Young (alt. version)


'...even those coming to Chapman for the first time couldn't fail to marvel at what he's achieved in a six-decade's fascinating and far better than any such collection could be reasonably expected to be'

Mojo, July 2011

'...Cut to 1999 and the voice is huskier but the song 'Youth Is Wasted On The Young' is no less reflective and moving...'

Uncut, August 2011

CD Album £9.00 plus postage

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