Folk/Psych from the UK, Andrew Leigh – Magician

27 04 2008

Here is some nice heavy folk/psych rock from a record i got in brooklyn (secret spot) and forgot at the record store! dang it, went back and they were holding it for me! kudos!

I believe yesterday was record store day. i hope you all supported! i bought records, but on the street…

anyways, this is a fairly rare record, not as hen’s teeth, but doesn’t turn up often. sold horribly upon its release. has members of Blossom Toes and the Action backing him, as well as Gordon Jackson on sitar on this track.

from 1970 on Polydor, here is Andrew Leigh – Magician

 

UPDATE: from Michael Bullen! Thanks Michael!

Andrew Leigh was bass player and sung harmonies with Matthews Southern Comfort, Iain Matthews’ band. Leigh appeared on the two ‘band’ albums, ‘Second Spring’ and ‘Later That Same Year’. After Matthews left the band, they continued as Southern Comfort, producing three albums. The first of these, ‘Frog City’, has a version of Leigh’s ‘The Leaving Song’. Frog City is the nearest album to ‘Magician’ in style. ‘Frog City’ also contains my favorite Leigh son, ‘The Passing’ (it’s not available on CD unfortunately, to my knowledge).

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24 12 2008
Michael Bullen

Andrew Leigh was bass player and sung harmonies with Matthews Southern Comfort, Iain Matthews’ band. Leigh appeared on the two ‘band’ albums, ‘Second Spring’ and ‘Later That Same Year’.

After Matthews left the band, they continued as Southern Comfort, producing three albums. The first of these, ‘Frog City’, has a version of Leigh’s ‘The Leaving Song’. Frog City is the nearest album to ‘Magician’ in style. ‘Frog City’ also contains my favorite Leigh son, ‘The Passing’ (it’s not available on CD unfortunately, to my knowledge).

22 10 2009
George Fazakas

I’ve been corresponding with Andy via E mail. I’d also love to get hold of the Magician album but it is very scarce. He told me he has also not seen it on cd anywhere. He also played for Matthews Southewrn Comfort and Spooky Tooth.
Greetings.
George Fazakas

22 10 2009
George Fazakas

I’ve been corresponding with Andy via E mail. I’d also love to get hold of the Magician album but it is very scarce. He told me he has also not seen it on cd anywhere. He also played for Matthews Southern Comfort and Spooky Tooth.
Greetings.
George Fazakas

22 10 2009
acidtestdjs

very cool, we hope he is well! it is an album that deserves re-issue! hopefully this will spur someone to do just that!

14 05 2011
Michael Bullen

Magician appears to be coming out on CD in May 2011.

6 07 2011
Jeff from Oxford

Magician is now available on CD from the folks at Sunbeam Records. It includes a bonus track of The Passing, recorded at the same sessions but left off the album. Too bad, as it’s one of the best tracks on the CD!

6 07 2011
Jeff from Oxford

P.S. Great liner notes from Leigh himself!

6 07 2011
Jeff from Oxford

Magician is now available on CD form Sunbeam. Includes liner notes from Andrew and special bonus track of The Passing, recorded at album sessions but left off album. Both this (and Leaving Song, which is on the album) were later re-recorded for Frog City.

7 07 2011
Jeff from Oxford

CD is available on Sunbeam with a bonus track of The Passing – recorded at the session but left off the album. Excellent liner notes from Andrew himself!

Jeff

15 09 2011
Bumpy

You got this at Academy, own up!

15 09 2011
acidtestdjs

oddly enough, no. this was a few years back, but it was a place deep in brooklyn, and i have never been back, prolly cause i cant remember the name. i should have let people in on the secret, cause now i would know. it was an old place around since the 80’s. think he was moving more towards just ebay, so wouldnt be surprised if it was closed now.

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