Morrison Kincannon – Beneath the Redwoods

£22.99

Freely
I'll Be Ok Tomorrow
To See One Eagle Fly
I Believe That There's Good in This World
Dier Nier Nier Niernt
Summer Days
As the River Flows On
I Will See You Again
Beneath the Redwoods
Sonshine
Destination
On Mt Diablo
Seashell
All My Life
A Few Minutes of Peace
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Description

Spacetalk is proud to reveal its most exciting release to date: a collection of long-lost recordings from forgotten Californian duo Morrison Kincannon, rescued from the dusty tape archives of the pair's lead songwriter, Norman Morrison.

With only a handful of sought-after private press 7" singles to their name, Morrison Kincannon are all but unknown outside record collecting circles. Yet Norman Morrison and Terry Kincannon wrote and recorded some superb songs during the 1970s and early '80s, desperately hoping for the break that would see them released on vinyl. Now, at last, their time has finally come. Morrison and Kincannon first started working together as teenagers almost 50 years ago. Every Saturday, they would get together to jam and write songs. This led to recording sessions at a friendly studio in San Francisco and a management and publishing deal with Manny Greenhill, a man who had previously nurtured the careers of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Sadly, their hoped-for-success never came, and by the early 1980s both members had re-focused on work and family. As the years rolled by, their original multi-track recordings lay idle in Morrison's loft, seemingly never to be released.

All that changed when Morrison received an email from Spacetalk Records two years ago, asking about the possibility of reissuing "To See One Eagle Fly", the B-side to one of their 7" singles that has long been a favourite of label co-founder Danny McLewin. Once a deal had been done, Morrison mentioned that he had hours of unissued recordings in his loft; a treasure trove of ultra-rare multi-track master tapes that could be freshly mixed and mastered for release. When the Spacetalk Records' team finally got a chance to listen, they were astonished by the timeless quality of the songs. Put simply, they just had to be released.

The resultant album is a stunning set: an intoxicating glimpse into the world of two previously unheralded master songwriters whose musical vision encapsulates all that was good about Californian music during the late '60s and early '70s. Rooted in the American folk revival and folk-rock movement of the late '60s, the album's 15 thoughtful, heartfelt songs are laden with sly nods to the likes of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Ned Doheny, Michael Deacon, Cy Timmons, Gene Clark and Buffalo Springfield. The tracks were recorded at various times between 1970 and '82 and gives a small glimpse of the duo's total body of unissued work. The release comes with extensive liner notes telling the remarkable story of two lifelong friends and musical collaborators who thought their moment had passed.

Evening Standard ? Beneath The Redwoods is a stunning collection. West Coast dreaming at its very best.

Test Pressing – This is an album compiled, curated, mastered and presented with love. I find it amazing how music this good sits hidden for so long.

The Ark of Music – Morrison Kincannon's recently unearthed and retooled, Beneath The Redwoods, provides a rare opportunity to feel like you've discovered a gold nugget, a treasured and transcendent secret to be shared. These guys should have been famous.

Ban Ban Ton Ton -There are so many standout tracks that the collection's destined to be heralded as a "lost" singer / songwriter classic.

Ransom Note ? A glorious revival

Viscera Music ? This record is treasure

Indie Pulse Music -The album is a stunning set: an intoxicating glimpse into the world of two previously unheralded master songwriters whose musical vision encapsulates all that was good about Californian music during the late '60s and early '70s.

Stereo Stickman – Beneath The Redwoods is an instant classic

Skope Magazine -Listening to this high-quality music, it's just a shame it was hidden away so long.