Audio Samples , Discography, Vid links

 

Below are various titles (Mp3) from albums issued over the last years, these albums were all released on CD.
Previous albums 'Sylkie' & 'Shooting a Movie' were released on 12'' LP record.  I'll try and provide some of these 'vintage' samples for you later.
 

 

This album (produced by Musikiste, Gütersloh Germany for Ulli Bögershausens label 'Mikado')  was recorded live at various venues during 1993. I chose the title 'Nuts & Bolts' to reflect on the songs included and also to hint at my past as an engineer.  Some tracks on the album feature my lifelong musical partner Andy Nutter and some are solo. These tracks were recorded in such venues as 'Cafe Titanic' Sendenhorst, 'Ferdis Pizza Pinte' Bielefeld, (an established folk music venue at that time) & the 'Litfass' Burg Steinfurt. This album is definately the 'Nuts & Bolts' of my life until 1993. I recently heard that rare copies of this are now achieving a price of around €30 - who would have believed it!

 

 

Please click on the Titles below for audio samples from 'Nuts & Bolts' (these are full length songs). To download, you can also ' right click & save to folder ' .....

Crying Over You. 3:21 Text/music/Arr, Shackleton. 1992.

The Sad Ballerina. 3:44 Text/Music/Arr, Shackleton. 1986 .

The Sporting Life. 5:05 Trad/Arr, Shackleton 1993.

I Don't Look Back. 4:02 Text/Music/Arr, Shackleton 1986.

 

This album was recorded live in Zagreb Croatia, in 1995 and released in 1996. It features the 'Telefon Blues Band' who were at the time the resident/in house band for Croatian television. These tracks were culled from a special show like the 1970s 'Old Grey Whistle Test' to be shown later in that year. The band and I had played one set together previously in Zagreb,s 'Ruby Tuesday' night club but we only had three hours rehearsal for this in the middle of a tour. With only nine tracks  this album is short but has a good live feel and a natural atmosphere. Again a mixture of self written & cover songs with some excellent work by a versatile band.

 

Please click on the Titles below for audio samples from 'ZAGREB' (these are full length songs). To download, you can also ' right click & save to folder ' .....

Diary. 5:12  Text/Music/Arr, Shackleton 1986

She'll Shoot you Down. 4:25 Text/Music/Arr Shackleton 1986

Sweet Home Chigago. 3:25  Text/Music R. Johnson Arr Shackleton 1994

Let's Work Together. 3:29 Text/Music W.Harrison. Arr, Shackleton 1994

 

This album was released in 2003 and was recorded in Germany and the U.K.  It features Chris Parkinson on accordeon & keyboards ,Charles O'Connor on fiddle, Gerry Spooner on slide guitar, bass & harmonica plus Andy Nutter on percussion. Nadine Elliott & Arch McCulley help out on vocals too. This began as an experiment to try and record an album whilst touring hence the tracks being recorded in Whitby, Detmold & Bielefeld . The 'Fishermans Tale' was an attempt to write in the traditional folk style, whilst 'Black is the Colour' is included to preserve Hamish Imlachs guitar riffs which he developed specially for this song.  Again a blend of original & cover material.

 

Please click on the Titles below for audio samples from 'Shackleton No5' (these are full length songs). To download, you can also ' right click & save to folder ' .....

Black Is The Colour. 3:55 Trad/Arr Imlach/ Shackleton 2001

Hannah Dreams. 4:47 Text/Music/Arr Shackleton 2001

Across The Universe. 3:58 Lennon/McCartney Arr Shackleton 2001

More Than love. 3:24 Text/Music/Arr Shackleton 2001

 

Something  a bit different & new : Below are two links to the re-discovered demo track 'Look into my heart'.  I started working on this track when  daily life suddenly went into 'overdrive'  and I promptly forgot all about it. I re-discovered it  recently whilst checking through some DAT recordings. I thought it might be interesting to show how a song sounds  during development. This still needs arranging , new vocals & cutting to length etc but it could still be of interest to some.....?
Look into my heart.  (demo 3:30)  Shackleton 2005
 Look into my heart  (full  5:30) Shackleton 2005

 

 

 

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