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CAUGHT AT THE CROSS ROADS.

Instrumentation: My vocals, acoustic steel, nylon and 12-string guitars, eighth-scale guitar, and harmonica. Plus: Bass, synthesizer, harp, fiddle, mandolin, jew's harp, darabouka, ocarina, saxophone, bombard, tin-whistle, bass flute, harp, bodhran, second acoustic guitar and percussion.

A likeable face, an attractive voice, and the profession of a travelling musician at the dawn of the new millennium; together with a mix of guitar and harmonica. Seventy minutes of music which pass all too quickly and leave a congenial mood behind them ... Masterful guitar-playing, with moods often influenced by English folk ... An honest, enjoyable production, with lively inspiration, from a wandering musician with a gift of bringing laughter. (Jam.) Italy

If you're a Geminian you'll either love or hate the opening number. Okay, but is it true? Anyway, Chris Leslie's fiddle is certainly the real thing. On this album you'll also encounter alchemists, banking tower-blocks, wolves, metaphysical seascapes, manuscripts of all descriptions, foxy ladies, a space/time Blues, an enigmatic masked woman at the wheel of a sinister-looking car, atavistic Irishness, Princess Diana, psychic smuggling, aching hearts and Chinese carvings in the Ashmoleum, mobile phones, and an attempt at a genderless love song.
This album has quite a raw 'acoustic' edge to it, even though it was all recorded in the studio. I suppose it's just how I was feeling at the time.

Between the worlds, behind the masks; she wears a thousand different faces, each with the same meaning. Ready or not, she'll be there to pick you up when the big day comes.

The following titles are included on this CD, a 40 second sample can be downloaded (aprox 314k)

Track Title Sound bite Song lyrics
GEMINI BOYS AND GIRLS ........
GOING FOR THE GOLD
F/M/ BLUES
BACKTRACKS
GOING WRONG
CIPHERS ........
COULD HAVE LOVED YOU
THE QUANTUM RELATIVE, COSMIC BLUES
CAUGHT AT THE CROSS ROADS ........
GRANFER'S DOUBLE ........
BLOW BY BLOW ........
CONTRABAND
OXFORD EASTERTIME
HANDYMAN ........
POLITICALLY ERECT

Musicians:-

Chris Leslie - fiddle, mandolin
Ljubo Majstorovic - bass guitar, percussion, synthesizer
Sandro Friedrich - saxophone, bombard, ocarina, jew's-harp, darabuka, whistle, bass flute
Uschi Laar - harp
Tom Kleemeier - second guitar
Hubert Dohr - bodhran

Recorded and mixed by Ljobo at his Sound Vision Studio, Rieden, Switzerland.

Produced by Paul F. Cowlan

CAUGHT AT THE CROSS-ROADS 1998 Brambus 1998 07-2 (CD) (Total playing time 67.20 minutes)




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