06 aprile 2014


Ci pensa Esoteric Recordings a riproporlo integralmente, con qualche piccola aggiunta recuperata dall'originale versione in audiocassetta: Neil's Heavy Concept Album, pastiche sapiente di progressive e psichedelia prodotto e realizzato da Dave Stewart con la crème de la crème post-canterburyana dei primi anni ottanta. Primattore è Nigel Planer, qui - come nell'inenarrabile Neil's Book of the Dead - nel ruolo di Neil Pye uscito pari pari dalla serie televisiva The Young Ones. Un autentico spasso, dalla prima all'ultima battuta.

Comedian Nigel Planer's Neil, the long-suffering hippy character from the hit BBC series The Young Ones, enjoyed huge success with his 'heavy' album from 1984. Featuring covers of songs such as Hole In My Shoe, My White Bicycle, The Gnome, Hurdy Gurdy Man and Golf Girl, the album included contributions from the likes of Dave Stewart (who also produced the album), Barbara Gaskin, Gavin Harrison, Pip Pyle, Jakko Jakszyk and Jimmy Hastings. Comedians Stephen Fry, Roland Rivron and Dawn French also made appearances. Unavailable for many years, Neil's Heavy Concept Album is an affectionate parody of psychedelic and progressive rock culture. The Esoteric Recordings reissue has been remastered from the original tapes and features four bonus tracks previously unreleased on cd.

http://nigelplaner.co.uk/prod
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil%27s_Heavy_Concept_Album
https://www.burningshed.com/store/canterburyscene/product/104/5620/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjODTX5B8dI