Bill Fay readies a new record

Among the legendary singer-songwriters, Bill Fay stands out. Having had issued two albums, the lighter self-titled debut in 1970 and “Time Of The Last Persecution” in the following year, the auteur disappeared and for decades, as his records were gathering a cult status, was presumed dead, or at least lost in the craziness, what with his apocalyptic vision. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case, and 2012, thanks to WILCO’s Jeff Tweedy, the Englishman re-appeared with the brilliant “Life Is People” which he’s going to follow soon with his fourth LP. Reports famous guitarist Ray Russell, who played on all the Fay’s albums and produced his second:

Ray Russell and Bill Fay in the studio, 2014

Ray Russell and Bill Fay
in the studio, 2014

“There are some great songs! I have been overdubbing and tracking for about ten days at Konk studios in North London which is owned by Ray Davies of THE KINKS. We are recording on a 24-track tape. Wow, this is a great experience, just like the old days. I have been playing on my Red Stratocaster and a Gibson SG. Also my Collings acoustic which sounds great with the acoustic piano”.

Hold your breath, then, for a new breathtaking missive.

June 11, 2014

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