Kate Bush sang with him. Led Zeppelin sang about him. Pink Floyd once asked him to sing lead. Fleet Foxes and Joanna Newsom adore him. - The Sun.
And now Roy Harper has come up with a new compilation on the Salvo label. Compiled by Roy himself `Songs Of Love And Loss is a 2CD collection of the talented lyricist, vocalist and guitarist s most celebrated love and lament songs.
The album comes with a 20 page booklet including rare photos, lyrics and a commentary by Roy on each song. 'My love songs are often hidden by the more epic things I attempt, comments Roy, 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! Hope you enjoy it .
Includes 23 tracks from 11 different albums from Sophisticated Beggar in 1966 to Death Or Glory in 1992. Here s what the critics are saying about Songs Of Love And Loss:
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 this compilation and the ensuing reissue program may bring him to an entirely new audience within his own lifetime . - Music OMH