Joe Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

Joe Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

     
 
A tribute compilation that celebrates the work of the at-times brilliantly eccentric British music producer Joe Meek, this set complements rather than replaces Meek's original 1950s and 1960s versions of these songs. Everything here was recorded at Alan Wilson's Western Star Studios and only artists who have recorded at the studio for Wilson are included -- Western

Overview

A tribute compilation that celebrates the work of the at-times brilliantly eccentric British music producer Joe Meek, this set complements rather than replaces Meek's original 1950s and 1960s versions of these songs. Everything here was recorded at Alan Wilson's Western Star Studios and only artists who have recorded at the studio for Wilson are included -- Western Star never releases anything that is tracked elsewhere. Although these versions certainly don't diminish Meek's originals -- part of Meek's appeal was his kitchen sink-styled productions that were big on often accidental atmospherics rather than deliberate professional polish -- the best of these redos illuminate and update the strengths of the originals. Highlights include Mike Berry's bright and hopeful retake (he recorded the original version for Meek) of "It's Just a Matter of Time," the skiffle punk of the traditional "Cumberland Gap" by the Ugly Dog Skiffle Combo, Bill Fadden's run through "Little Baby," Roger Chivers' update of the Honeycombs' "Have I the Right?," and Howlin' Wilson's faithful recasting of the classic instrumental "Telstar."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2008
Label:
Western Star
UPC:
5060051820816
catalogNumber:
7

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Eaton   Guitar,Saxophone
Mike Berry   Vocals
Rob Chapman   Drums
Neil Thomas   Washboard
Pete Morgan   Bass
Barry Lowe   Bass,Guitar
Sean McBride   Saxophone
Steve Whitehouse   Drums,Vocals,Double Bass
Bill Fadden   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Jean Vincent   Vocals
Alan Wilson   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Mark Tomes   Double Bass
Aaron Kane   Vocals
George Allen   Piano
John Bates   Banjo
Chris Woodland   Drums
Andy Stradling   Harmonica,Vocals
Paul Tozer   Guitar,Vocals
Baz Mungham   Double Bass
Alex Butterfield   Drums,Vocals
Clare Funnell   Fiddle,Violin,Background Vocals
Chris Needs   Drums
Guy Burnette   Vocals
James Barr   Guitar
Jack Boxwell   Bass
Ivan Bojczuk   Bass
Ian Webster   Vocals
Mark "Henri" Hutton   Guitar
Karen Knight   Background Vocals
Wayne Conn   Piano
Wayne Beauchamp   Guitar,Vocals
Upton Lovell   Double Bass
Terry "Todd" Oswin   Guitar
Roger Chivers   Bass,Vocals
Paul Swift   Vocals
Neil Fisher   Drums
Ben Turner   Drums

Technical Credits

Alan Blaikley   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Alan Wilson   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Stacey   Composer
DeVere   Composer
Geoff Barker   Liner Notes,Sleeve Notes

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