Hopper, Hugh - Volume 1 : Memories

SKU 25-HST 240 CD
This is the first of a ten part series compiled by Mike King. He's enlisted Hugh's personal archive, as well as the archives of friends of Hugh's. Mike says, "I've been tasked with compiling a series of CD releases celebrating the life and legacy of the late Hugh Hopper and the process has been an education in his kaleidoscopic musical world. This series, comprising nine CDs, will be released this year by Gonzomultimedia and we can thank Headmaster Rob Ayling for his unflagging support above and beyond the call of commercial duty. From Hugh's private archive, and additional contributions from his friends (most especially Aymeric) I have selected a wide range of high quality concert and studio recordings, none of which have ever been released nor heard publicly. You're in for a treat."

This first volume has the strapline “Many Friends” and features a dazzling range of Hopper plus collaborators over a period of some thirty five years

1. Memories – Hugh Hopper’s Demo with Soft Machine
Hugh Hopper, bass guitar/acoustic guitar; Mike Ratledge, piano/organ; Robert Wyatt, drums/vocals
Recorded August 6th, 1969. Regent Studios, London, U.K

2. Was A Friend – Hugh Hopper Franglo Band
Patrice Meyer, electric guitar; Pierre Olivier-Govin, saxes; Hugh Hopper, bass guitar; Francois Verly, drums
Recorded May 29th, 2004. St. Jean-aux-Bois, France

3. Shuffle Demons – North & South
Steve Kettley, tenor saxophone; Paul Flush, keyboards; Hugh Hopper, bass guitar; Mike Travis, drums/percussion
Recorded August 23rd, 1995. Aberdeen, Scotland

4. Playtime – Hugh Hopper Interprets Alan Gowen
Hugh Hopper – computer programming
Recorded circa 2002. Whitstable, U.K.

5. Debonaire – Hugh Hopper Franglo Band
Patrice Meyer, electric guitar; Pierre Olivier-Govin, saxes; Hugh Hopper, bass guitar; Francois Verly, drums
Recorded May 29th, 2004. St. Jean-aux-Boix, France

6. MGH – Hugh Hopper & Nigel Morris
Hugh Hopper, fuzz bass; Nigel Morris, drums/percussion
Recorded circa 2002. California and Whitstable, U.K.

7. Long Piece – Hugh Hopper Computer Collage
Hugh Hopper + Many Friends = Many Surprises
Recorded circa 2002. Whitstable, U.K.
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