The day has come! We’re kicking off 2012 with a deluxe reissue of Michael Chapman’s debut Rainmaker. Originally released on Harvest Records in 1969, Rainmaker is a psychedelic-guitar-folk delight. Featuring some of Chapman’s best loved songs, “It Didn’t Work Out,” which features a stellar cast of legendary English musicians of the era; Guitarist “Clem” Clempson was in the prog-band Bakerloo (soon after playing with Chapman he’d join jazz-rockers Colosseum and then Humble Pie) Drummer Aynsley Dunbar (his resume includes John Mayall, Eric Burdon, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and Lou Reed), bassist Alex Dmochowski (long time Dunbar comrade) were both in Dunbar’s Retaliation. Organ player Norman Haines was in Locomotive (another obscure, but legendary progressive English band of the day).
Check out the “What’s Inside?” videos below for the visual scoop on the CD and LP versions, listed below:
- Gorgeously remastered from the original master tapes
- CD contains 3 previously unreleased tracks PLUS 3 rarities
- LP remains a faithful reproduction of the original album tracks
- 180-gram wax housed in a deluxe Stoughton gatefold “tip-on” jacket
- Both CD and LP feature new liner notes by Byron Coley and unseen rare archive photos, gig flyers and more
For more info, audio samples and to order Michael Chapman Rainmaker (LITA 079 | CD | 180-gram LP) click here!
PS – Live in Los Angeles? Next Tuesday, 1/31 from 8pm-9pm Origami Vinyl in Echo Park will be hosting a listening party for Rainmaker. We’ll be there and so should you! The beer is free and flowing, so float on over to the Facebook invite and chime in!