2CD - 21 track Deluxe limited edition, 7,500 copies only, with 20 page booklet containing extensive track notes by Martin Simpson With 'Vagrant Stanzas' Martin Simpson makes a career defining statement solo, intimate performances captured in jewel-like recordings. A splendid new recording from a world class finger-style guitar maestro. collaborations with some of the best producers and engineers in the business, including multi-Grammy Award winning mastering engineer, Silas Brown. The CD has been co-produced by Martin alongside American producer Peter Denenberg and, our own, Richard Hawley, who has produced the UK part of the CD in Sheffield, at the legendary Yellow Arch Studios. Vagrant Stanzas is made up of a mixture of Martin's original compositions, including a song commissioned by BBC Radio 2 for their award winning Radio Ballads series, alongside classic songs by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Chris Wood, Leon Rosselson and, of course, the ubiquitous 'Anon' of Folk ballad fame.
"The best songs are his own" -- Robin Denselow The Guardian ****
"Dazzling fingerstyle technique" -- i FROM THE INDEPENDENT****
"Finely calibrated ruminations" -- The Daily Mirror ****
"..an expertly crafted collection of originals, traditionals and covers - sheer class" -- The Sun
"Exquisitely played and delivered" -- Neil Spencer Uncut 8/10 August 2013
"Slide sovereign and fingerstylist Martin Simpson delivers more tender-toned wonderment" -- Guitar and Bass August 2013
"I wouldn't have anyone support me who I wouldn't pay to go and see."