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04:26
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03:36
4.
04:35
5.
05:00
6.
05:57
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8.
03:36
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04:00
10.

about

This collection includes a live solo guitar and loop pedal set from a church for Farncombe Music Club from 2014 that was recorded from the desk, 2 ambient pieces and two lost songs.  I’m really pleased that the live songs exist as a record of my live performances from this period, no overdubs were made to the recording. The versions of the songs are really different from the studio ones, I usually wrote the songs in this format and added the production with Kevin afterwards so it’s nice to have these versions out there. Pecadillo was recorded for my friend Kavus Torabi’s Believers Roast label for a compilation in 2012 and Blue Filter is an out take from the recording of the Ghost album from 2010. I believe the ambient tracks were recorded around 2011 live on my home studio. This is material that has been released as downloads online but never on CD before and they have been remastered and tidied up for this album.

This represents the end of my solo career for now, you need to know when to quit and after playing some amazing gigs with Steve Rothery, Jon Gomm, Nick Harper and many others I feel I’ve taken the solo guitar format as far as I can. When I first started out playing open mic gigs in 2007 I never dreamt that I’d still be doing guitar and loop pedal gigs in 2015 and that I’d end up playing the shows I’ve done. It was a lot of fun and I met some lovely people, I feel incredibly grateful for the support of the audience who have always been there for me and hopefully they will go on to support my future projects including the forthcoming third Fierce And The Dead album.

All the best.

Matt Stevens
London, June 2016

credits

released July 22, 2016

All songs written by M. Stevens. Tracks 3 and 4 published by Cherry Red Publishing © and ℗ 2014.

Original live recording by Dave Sterling.
Matt Stevens - Guitars/Loops/Keys
Kevin Feazey - Programming/Production

No backing tracks were used in the live songs on this CD.

Cover portrait by Anne-Catherine de Froidment from an original photograph by Ashley Jones for The Chaos Engineers.

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Recent Press:

"An effortless display of cleverly arranged and resourceful playing....(an) acoustic masterclass" Classic Rock Presents Prog (live review June 2011)

"A one man guitar orchestra" Acoustic Magazine UK

"This is a unique album coming from a unique musician and one i would seriously implore anyone to experience it."Music Mafia UK
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