Drew McCulloch – A Salty Tale

BEN-CD-022_hiBEN-CD-022 – March 30, 2009
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People have kindly called it a lost masterpiece from the seventies. For me it simply brings back a lot of memories of growing up in Ardrossan. Drew McCulloch, 2009

1. You
2. Born To Lose
3. Storybooks & Rhymes
4. A Salty Tale
5. Superlady
6. Guitar Playing Made Easy
7. Anne Marie
8. Garden Of Pain (Fly Away)
9. Halloween
10. Now & Then & Tomorrow

All songs written by Drew McCulloch except track 7 written by Drew McCulloch and Robin Lucas.

Produced by Bruce Lynch
Arrangements by Richard Niles
Engineered by Graeme Myres
Recorded 1977 at Good Earth Studios, London
Mastered 2008 at Mayfield Studios, Twechar, Scotland
Sleeve design by Stefan Wesley.
Drew McCulloch – vocals, keyboards, guitar and backing vocals
Dave Mattacks – drums
Bruce Lynch – bass
Laurence Juber – guitar
Ricky Hitchcock – guitar
Kenny Slaven – fiddle, mandolin
B.J.Cole – pedal steel guitar
Ray Warley – flute
Tessa Niles – backing vocals
Chris Thompson – backing vocals
Orchestra led by Gavyn Wright

“A Salty Tale”, Drew McCulloch’s previously unreleased album from 1977 features a true all star line up: Dave Mattacks (Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Brian Eno, EBTG, George Harrison, XTC, Paul McCartney…), Bruce Lynch (Cat Stevens, Murray Head, Mickey Jupp, Kate Bush…), Laurence Juber (Wings, Alan Parsons, Belinda Carlisle, Ringo Starr, solo), Ricky Hitchcock (Love & Kisses, Walker Brothers, Roger Daltrey), Kenny Slaven (Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance), B.J.Cole (Elvis Costello, Humble Pie, Joe Strummer, Beck, Bjork, Squeeze, Julian Cope and almost everybody else…), Ray Warley (Roy Harper ), Tessa Niles (Paul McCartney, David Bowie, George Harrison, Rolling Stones, The The, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys…), Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Mike Oldfield, Alan Parsons…), orchestra led by Gavyn Wright (Penguin Café Orchestra, Simpy Red, EBTG, The The, XTC, Prefab Sprout…) and arrangements by Dr. Richard Niles (Paul McCartney, Dusty Springfield, Cat Stevens, Swing Out Sister, Pet Shop Boys, Kylie Minogue and many others)!