Hatfield and The North - Access All Areas CD + DVD

SKU 28-IMT5015762.2
In 1990, there was a short-lived TV series which gathered up as many 70s bands as could be found and had them perform in front of a small live audience to be broadcast and released on video tape. If my memory serves me, Caravan, Hawkwind, The Strawbs, Gong and Hatfield all participated.
Dave Stewart refused to participate, so what you got was
Phil Miller-guitar
Richard Sinclair-bass & vocals
Pip Pyle-drums
Sophia Domanich-electric keyboards
The lack of DS made a lot of people upset when this first happened, and I totally understand that, but if you just look at it as the Phil Miller band or the Pip Pyle band, especially given the premature deaths of these hugely original voices on their instruments and as composers, you'll love it.

"The concert was originally recorded for broadcast on ITV and released here for the first time. The high quality recording has been remastered and are featured both on a DVD and audio CD alongside extended notes, new interviews, imagery and memorabilia.
Taking their name from a motorway road sign, Hatfield & The North were early signings to Richard Branson's Virgin label where, in 1974, they shared a producer with Mike Oldfield. They split after two studio albums, but were so well respected that, in 1990, they were summoned by Central TV to make a one-off appearance in their Bedrock series of music showcases.
Bassist-vocalist Richard Sinclair (ex-Caravan), guitarist Phil Miller and drummer Pip Pyle are legends of the fertile Canterbury scene of the late Sixties and early Seventies that gave birth to Soft Machine, Kevin Ayers and Gong.
This CD/DVD set re-establishes their credentials to be ranked alongside such legends with nine numbers, many otherwise unavailable, the performance described by one critic as 'frightening electronic landscapes, interspersed with extended arrangements and occasional moments of musical madness.'"
  • Format TypePAL
  • Region CodingAll Region
  • LabelEdsel
  • UPC5014797891661
Your Price $13.00

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