A look back at recordings I made over my career.
Part 20 POPELUC LIVE AT PEBBLE MILL Steel Carpet Music MATS014 cassette 1995 (CD 1998)
This was recorded during the
second Popeluc tour. Five of the tracks were recorded by the BBC at
Pebble Mill in Birmingham for the John Taynton Show and, as they had no budget to pay us,
they gave us permission to do ‘what we liked’ with the recordings—hence this
album. The recording and performances were too good to waste. It contains a
typical sample of our live set and was recorded absolutely live with no double
tracking or retakes. It is full of life. We supplemented those five tracks with the three tracks marked* which had been
recorded at Burton when we were making Blue Dor, or perhaps Maramures et Cetera.
They were out-takes or alternative versions. We didn’t make many copies of the
album and they soon sold out. Apart from a brief ‘reunion tour’ about 8 years
later, it marked the end of the group although Blue Dor continues to sell.
Eus fecior de Morosan (The Lad of
Cine m-aude horin/Who-so-ever
Hears Me Singing
The Life of a Man/Mindru-i-omu si
sa tina/Bledeas Invirtita
When I hear the Cuckoo Calling