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James Blackshaw: Sunshrine - Celeste (LP, 2005, ltd 525)

Bo'Weavil Recordings Weavil 08

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Price: €28.00

Released in a limited edition of 525 numbered copies, this is number 384. "Sunshrine" and "Skylark Herald's Dawn" were recorded 16/02/05 at No Recording Studio. "Celeste" was recorded 11/12/03 at No Recording Studio and was originally released on CDr by Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, 2004.

Grading cover: NM | Grading vinyl: EX

"Absolutely lovely debut release from James Blackshaw - an acoustic folk guitarist who takes his primary cues from the holy trinity of the near mythical- John Fahey, Robbie Basho and - along with recent adherents to the weird Americana / new folk sound, Jack Rose. Blackshaw's twelve-string guitar resonates to produce unbridled raga-like flurries, bursting with energy, yet harnessed with enough melodic definition to their fluid motions. On Sunshrine (side A) and Celeste (Side B) James does a brilliant job of bringing together his skill on the acoustic guitar with a talent for melding soundscapes and drones into coherent compositions. He uses his 12 string guitar and open tuning to create some wonderful passages of beautiful folk guitar. Excellent stuff from Bo Weavil yet again - highly recommended!" (Boomkat)

James Blackshaw: Sunshrine - Celeste