PECULIARITIES

After sitting on the idea for longer than I expected to the PECULIARITIES compilation is now available exclusively via BANDCAMP. The nineteen tracks include selected home demos, alternative versions of songs and unreleased tracks some of which were originally recorded under various guises including  First Real Targets, GGG, Vinny Peculiar & Parlour Flames. This is my second retrospective release and it feels good to be able to share music from another time. The oldest of the songs here ‘Shock of the New‘ was recorded thirty years ago, the most recent ‘No Reply’ in 2015. The beautiful cover image for the record is by acclaimed Manchester photographer Paul Cliff. The collection features a host of fabulous musicians, engineers & producers I’ve had the privilege to work with, I take my hat off to them all without whom little of this would have come to fruition. I hope you enjoy and please share if you can. This release pre emts the live band release coming soon. The new studio album ‘Artists Only’ comes out March 2021. More on these to come soon VPx

 

The track listing as follows

1 Man About The House [Wilkes] [Alternative Unreleased Version] recorded at Analogue Catalogue Sale, Manchester 2005 by long term VP producer Rob Ferrier with Mike Joyce [Drums] & Andy Rourke [Bass Guitar] VP [Main Vocal, Guitars]
2 Get Well Soon [Wilkes]  Recorded at by Spooner at Spooners Place, Rochdale, Lancs with Marcus Williams [Bass Guitar], Mike Joyce [Drums], Craig Gannon [Guitars] VP [Main Vocal, Guitars]
3 Guilt Tripper [Wilkes] – Recorded at Pearl Studios, London Road, Liverpool UK 1992 with Paul Thirlwall [Guitars, b/vs] Paul Masterson [drums], Nick Robinson [bass, b/vs] VP [Main Vocal, Electric & Acoustic Guitars]
4 Imagine – [Wilkes] Recorded at Analogue Cat, Mossley, Gtr Manchester by Rob Ferrier with Neil Carter [drums, b/vs] John Thirlwall [bass] Tim Browne [b/vs]
5 Jump The Brook Ruth [Wilkes, Arthurs] Recorded by Parlour Flames [Alan Wilkes & Paul Arthurs] at Bones Place, Hale, Manchester, engineered by Dave Fyfe with Che Beresford [Drums], Bonehead [Bass Guitars, Electric & Acoustic Guitars Keys] VP [Vocal, Electric Guitars, Keys]
6 I Came Back As A Girl [Wilkes] Recorded at Whitby Studios, Ellesmere Port by Ian Lewis with Paul Tsanos [drums] Bobby Kewley [bass] Rob Steadman [piano] Maaike Ghijsels [b/vs] VP [guitars, vocals]
7 Mr Low [Wilkes] Recorded at Pearl Studios, Stanley Street Liverpool by Rob Ferrier Neil Carter [drums, b/vs] Nick Robinson [bass, b/vs] John Aggrey [guitars] VP [vocal, guitars, synths]
8 Broken Scissors [Wilkes] home demo, BOSS BR8 VP [wonky pianos, keys, guitars, vocal]
9 Never Heard of You [Wilkes, Arthurs] 2012 recorded by Parlour Flames [Alan Wilkes & Paul Arthurs] engineered by Dave Fyfe, at Bones Place, Hale, Manchester Semay Woo [cellos] VP [vocal, pianos]
10 Shock of the New [Wilkes] recorded at Pearl Studios, London Road, Liverpool by Steve Cowell with Tim Browne [guitars] Andy Redhead [drums] John Thirlwall [bass] VP [acoustic guitar, vocal]
11 War All The Time [Wilkes] home demo, mastered at the Great Northern Studios, Pall Mall, Liverpool by Rob Ferrier with Neil Carter [drum pads], VP [vocal, keys, guitar]
12 Two Fat Lovers [Wilkes] Recorded by Kalle Gustafferson at SOOL Studios, Gothenburg, Sweden with Andy Rourke [bass, kazoo] Mike Joyce [drums] Ben Knott [keys] VP [guitars, vocal]
13 Unhappy Painter [Wilkes] Recorded by Dave Marsden at Pearl Studios, London Road, Liverpool with Colin Beckett [drums], Pete Doyle [bass] John Aggrey [guitars] VP [vocal, guitars]
14 Before My Very Eyes[Wilkes] by Keith Leary at Pearl Studios, London Road, Liverpool with Tim Browne [guitars] John Thirlwall [bass] VP [acoustic guitar, vocal, glockenspiel]
15 Too Soon The Darkness [Wilkes] recorded by Parlour Flames [Alan Wilkes & Paul Arthurs] at Bones Place, Hale, Manchester, engineered by Dave Fyfe.Bonehead [bass guitar, guitars, keys] VP [vocals, guitars, keys] Che Beresford [drums]
16 UNIFORM [Wilkes] Recorded at Analogue Cat, Mossley by Rob Ferrier with Neil Carter [drums, b/vs] John Thirlwall [bass] VP [vocals, guitars,] Tim Browne [guitars]
17 Trial by Lingerie [Wilkes]recorded in the home studio, Worcester, VP all instruments & vocals.
18 Antony Gormley [Wilkes] Recorded at by Ian Lewis at Whitby Studios, Ellesmere Port, Merseyside with Rob Steadman [piano, kazoo, b/vs] Paul Tsanos [drums] Bobby Kewley [bass ,b/vs]] VP [guitars, vocals]
19 No Reply [Wilkes] Alt version, recorded at Whitby Studios, Ellesmere Port by Ian Lewis with Rob Steadman [keys] VP [vocal]

 



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