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(Message started by: torryloon on Today at 22:21)

Title: Message for Simon Reap please
Post by torryloon on Today at 22:21
Simon,
I am unable to get mail delivered to you so I am posting this new information here for you, in the hope it proves to be of interest.


The Bureau album has at long last been issued in the UK, I bought my copy at the band's gig at the Borderline in London Saturday Feb 26th. Archie said some very touching things about the case before they played Let Him Have It.

It will be available in the high street record shops now and for information, go to
http://www.bureau.org.uk


Also note that the same song Let Him Have It was recorded by (the composer) Archie Brown's other band (other than The Bureau, I mean), in a softer and more melancholy fashion, retitled Bentley.
It appears on the album Bring Me The Head of Jerry Garcia by Archie Brown and The Young Bucks and is available through
www.archiebrown.com

I watched the 1991 movie with my family two weeks ago and we all cried like babies.


best wishes
peter

Title: Re: Message for Simon Reap please
Post by Richard Bleksley on 07.03.05 at 16:03
Just jumping in feet first here to say that my other favourite songwriter, Ralph McTell, also has a song on this subject - appropriately enough, since he comes from Croydon.  It's called simply "Bentley and Craig," and can be found on his "Water of Dreams" album.

Title: Re: Message for Simon Reap please
Post by torryloon on 07.03.05 at 16:19
Richard,
Simon had already caught the Ralph McTell song but thank you in any case.
Peter

Title: Re: Message for Simon Reap please
Post by bobtaylor on 07.03.05 at 20:52
June Tabor's 1997 cd Aleyn also features a version of Bentley and Craig.

Title: Re: Message for Simon Reap please
Post by bobtaylor on 07.03.05 at 20:57
In reply to my own posting, I see the sleeve notes on June Tabor's cd give an honorable mention to Wizz Jones, "on whose performance of the song this version is based".

Title: Re: Message for Simon Reap please
Post by Richard Bleksley on 07.03.05 at 21:27
Ah, now you're talking!  June Tabor - what an artist, what a voice!  She sends shivers up and down my spine.

Title: Re: Message for Simon Reap please
Post by Keith Busby on 08.03.05 at 02:31
June Tabor! Magic. She was a librarian in the Modern Languages Library in Oxford in my student days, and used to sing at the Heritage folk club in Jericho. Anyone remember her in the Oxford band, Mistral? What a voice.

Keith (wallowing in nostalgia in darkest Pewaukee)

Title: Re: Message for Simon Reap please
Post by Secret Drinker on 08.03.05 at 18:43

on 03/07/05 at 16:03:54, Richard Bleksley wrote :
Just jumping in feet first here to say that my other favourite songwriter, Ralph McTell, also has a song on this subject - appropriately enough, since he comes from Croydon. It's called simply "Bentley and Craig," and can be found on his "Water of Dreams" album.

Many MVs will already know that the song Bentley and Craig is also featured on an album by Ralph's fellow Croydonian Wizz Jones Through The Fingers.  ;)

Cheers

Paul

Breaking a longish period of Midvodian abstinence in Herts, UK

Title: Re: Message for Simon Reap please
Post by Simon Reap on 13.03.05 at 17:32
Goodness, a thread about me and it takes me a week to notice!

Peter, thanks for the info.  Someone else managed to get an email to me about this new album, and I have tried to contact Archie himself about it (no response so far, but my email is behaving oddly).

I've got copies of Wizz's and June's versions of  "Bentley and Craig", but I'm still missing Ralph's - anyone know which album it's on?

I'll update derekbentley.com with this new info as soon as my ISP gets their ftp access working again.  (No emails and broken ftp for several days? - time to change ISPs, maybe...).

Thanks again,
Simon

Title: Re: Message for Simon Reap please
Post by torryloon on 13.03.05 at 19:38
Simon,

drop me a line at

torryloon@hotmail.com

with a postal address and I will send you The Bureau and The Archie Brown and The Young Bucks tracks.

best wishes,
Peter


Title: Re: Message for Simon Reap please
Post by Richard Bleksley on 13.03.05 at 20:01
Simon (my sound main-man),

If you check back on this thread to my first posting you will see that Ralph McTell's version is on "Water of Dreams" - or visit ralphmctell.co.uk and check it out for yourself.

BTW, when I saw Ralph at the QEH about 18 months ago he performed the song.

Richard

Title: Re: Message for Simon Reap please
Post by Simon Reap on 13.03.05 at 21:49
Richard,

You can't expect me to *read* the posts if I'm starring in them too!  ;-)

I've ordered Water of Dreams from Ralph's site (I'd rather pay the extra quid to buy from Ralph than fill Amazon's coffers more than I have to).  

Simon



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