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Ken Hyder’s Talisker: Land of Stone

Ken Hyder’s Talisker: Land of Stone (Japo JAPO 60018)

Land of Stone
Ken Hyder’s Talisker

Japo Records JAPO 60018 (LP, UK, 1977)

Produced by Thomas Stöwsand;
Recorded by Martin Wieland in London in April 1977;
Mixed at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany;
Liner notes by Charles Fox;
Photography by Lajos Keresztes;
Layout by Dieter Bornhorst


Ken Hyder: drums;
John Lawrence, Marcio Mattos: bass;
Davie Webster: alto saxophone;
John Rangecroft: tenor saxophone, clarinet;
Ricardo Mattos: soprano and tenor saxophones, flute;
Brian Eley, Frankie Armstrong, Phil Minton, Maggie Nichols: vocals


Side 1

  1. The Strathspey King / The Men of Barra Know How to Drink, But the Women Know How to Sing (8.38)
  2. Close the Window and Keep It Down (3.34)
  3. See You at the Mission, Eh, If It’s No’ Full (6.16)

Side 2

  1. Derek Was Only a Bairn (5.43)
  2. Pibroch in Three Parts: For the Mac Crimmons / For John Coltrane / For Albert Ayler (19.20)

All tracks written by Ken Ryder


Thanks to Alistair Banfield for information about this album