Downloads for this album include cover image and digital booklet including notes, lyrics and photos.
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The double CD version has been released by Union Square Music on their Salvo label. We are not stocking the CDs here at the Roy Harper Shop but you can purchase here:
Earlier this year (2011) I signed a deal with Believe Digital to release my catalogue, for the first time, to the digital market place. A compilation was required as an introduction to lead the release campaign. This is it.
My love songs are often hidden by the more epic things I attempt. It's been a long time ambition of mine to gather a dynamic mix of them together in just their own context. It was a rewarding labour of love for me! The two albums presented here contain songs specially selected from their original records and digitally re-mastered to work as two dynamically unique albums in their own right. We've added a digital booklet including notes, lyrics and photos. Hope you enjoy it. roy
"A very special singer-songwriter" - Uncut
"The 23 tracks here radiate a quiet but mesmerising power" - Classic Rock
"A master at work" - Daily Mirror
"Nothing here is anything less than sublime" - The Wire
"A perfect introduction to a great man" - The Sun
"Forget the Dylan at 70 celebrations that will be all over the media this year, there's another unique septuagenarian voice equally deserving of your attention." - Subba-cultcha.com
"This compilation is a powerful restatement of Harper's core talents, even though it only hints at his considerable versatility and his vaunting ambition. HIs songs are more than worthy of rediscovery - and it is wonderful that his copilation and the ensuing reissue programme may bring him to an entirely new audience within his own lifetime." - Music OMH
"Harper's tunes burn with an intensity that even the airiest of melodies can't cool, fanned by a lifelong alergy to authority and an intractable belief in everybody's basic right to do whatever they like. - Word