Cardiff musician composes a musical tribute to Splott... Interview
Japan Gentlemen take Polaroids 1980 – New update on Writings section. (click here)
Listen to Anthony and his pianist/Arranger perform songs from 'A small spit of land/A Painter's life', click here.
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New Album" is ready to launch! Here are the details of Anthony's forthcoming album, click here.
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'A Small Spit of Land' is a song cycle about A.R.'s growing up in Cardiff.
It features Christopher Fossey on Piano, Aidan Thorne on basses, Carl Bevan on Drums, along with Various Vocalists and guest musicians, including the Cymru Sinfonia and the Adamsdown Community Choir. Other guests include the poet Christopher Brooke and Guitarist Glyn Kerry Groves.
It will be performed upstairs at the old Mission within Eastmoors community centre on Saturday the 27th of April, in association with the Welsh arts council and Chapter arts centre.
John Howard has covered 'London Loves you' for his new Itunes EP 'Loved songs'
Anthony Reynolds and Kirk Lake have worked together off and on since the mid 1990s. Anthony Reynolds is a musician and biographer. His most recent work is the album 'A world of Colin Wilson' and the poetry collection 'Calling all Demons'. Kirk Lake is a writer and musician. His new novel Mickey The Mimic has recently been published by inkmonkeybooks. They are currently working on an album to be released later this year. They will be joined by drummer Andy Fung for an improvised musical set at the Laugharne weekend, Wales on Sunday April 7 around the spoken word theme of all things Dylan Thomas.
Anthony talking about his Colin Wilson Album and the forthcoming Splott Song Cycle on Cardiff Radio www.culturecolony.com
New EP,Itunes and Amazon download only 'Loneliness is the engine of the world'
1) Lonliness is the engine of the world
2) The ballad of Mickey and Me
3) In Andalucían Blood
5) Your drink, Sarah
Friday the 18th of October Kirk Lake will join Anthony with Richard James' 'In chapters' band at Cardiff's Chapter arts centre as part of the Swn festival, on Friday the 18th of October. They will perform music from and based on the recent 'A world of Colin Wilson' album. http://swnfest.com
Interview, Rocksucker.co.Uk Anthony Reynolds, formerly of Jack and Jacques, recently released A World of
Colin Wilson, a musical tribute to the titular writer... (click here)
Interview, The Quietus.com – On The Astral Plane: Anthony Reynolds Discusses Colin Wilson (click here)
JOHN TAYLOR interview and review – ‘The Pleasure groove’ – Life and death in Duran Duran (click here)
Anthony will be playing live at The Elgin, In Notting Hill gate London on November 29.
"La cinémathèque d'Anthony Reynolds"
a little interview,click here.
A world of Colin Wilson by Anthony Reynolds, feauturing the author reading his work to music by A.R, Martin Carr and La Muneca de Sal - is out on Rocket Girl Records, august 17.
PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF THE 'NERVES' COMPILATIONS AND ALSO 'I WAS BORN IN PREHISTORIC SPAIN' AND PIONEER SOUNDTRACKS REDUXE.
FOR SALE WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING (ALL SIGNED BY AR) : BRITISH BALLADS (15€) EMPEROR OF NEW LONDON/SLEEPIN' MAKES ME THIRSTY CD MAXI SINGLES (SOLD AS PAIRS) 10€, EMPEROR OF NEW LONDON/NO NORTH LEFT 12" (10€), BOOKS : LEONARD COHEN ; A REMARKABLE LIFE (20€) THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM ; THE STORY OF SCOTT WALKER AND THE WALKER BROTHERS (15€)
PAYPAL ID : CELIE99US@YAHOO.COM
LIFE'S TOO LONG,
Anthony's 30 Track retrospective,
is now available.
If you buy direct from www.chaffinchrecords.comFirst 20 orders will recieve a Poem by Aleli Manrique printed on Linen paper with a sketch signed by A.R.
LIFE'S TOO LONG - 1995 -2011
ALL TRACKS RE-MASTERED.
ALL TRACKS ALBUM VERSIONS UNLESS STATED.
WINTERCOMESSUMMER (7" VERSION)
BIOGRAPHY OF A FIRST SON
WHITE JAZZ (7" VERSION)
FALL IN LOVE WITH ME AGAIN
3'OCLOCK IN THE MORNING (NEW EDIT)
MY WORLD VERSUS YOUR WORLD
I DON'T KNOW WHY I WANT YOU
DISCO-CAFE-SOCIETY (EP VERSION)
A BACHELOR IN LONDON
WHILST HIGH I HAD THIS PREMONITION
LONDON LOVES YOU
BEAUTY AND ME
THE EMPEROR OF NEW LONDON
SLEEPIN' MAKES ME THIRSTY
LOLITA ELLE (LIVE 2002)
MAYBE MY LOVE DOESN'T ANSWER ANYTHING IN YOU ANYMORE (LIVE 2002)
IF JULY WERE A KINGDOM
I KNOW YOU KNOW (7" VERSION)
LIFE IS ALL THERE IS (W/COLIN WILSON)
BE MY NEXT EX-GIRLFRIEND (VERSION)
LIFE'S TOO LONG
Anthony Reynolds - Life's too Long.
Songs : 95-'11.
Copies of the Cohen book are available.
Signed by author.
UK (second) edition : Hardback.
French edition : Papberback.
UK edition is £12.
French edition is 20 euros. Both includes P&P.
UK edition (its quite heavy) with overseas P&P is 25 euros.
Please click the link
below to order
A.R. will be making two unique hometown appearances in April.
On Saturday 16th he will perform 3 songs for Piano, electronics, guitars and cello at The Chapter arts centre 40th Anniversary cabaret.
AR will also appear on
18 April ·
14:00 - 20:00
The Rockin' Chair, Lower Cathedral Road, Cardiff
performing a mainly instrumental, improvised set at 'The Unemployed Disco.
Pennyblackmusic Night-London Half Moon, Herne Hill Saturday 26th March, 2011
Headlining will be Anthony Reynolds (aka Jack) , with support from Nick Garrie , Hall of Mirrors and Alex Monk
Doors open at 8pm. Admission for the night £7 on the door or £6 advance (from We Got Tickets ).
First band on at 8:15.
The Halfmoon is at 10 Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, London SE24 9HU
Dr Freud's Cabaret Freud Museum, London 29 September 2010, 7.00pm
Charlotte Greig and Anthony Reynolds present a set of songs from their upcoming musical theatre show Dr Freud’s Cabaret. The songs are in the voices of Freud’s early and now well known cases, such as Anna O, Dora, The Wolf Man, the Rat Man and Little Hans, on whom he based his concept of the Oedipus Complex... » More...
presenta Calling All Demons
- poesía -
Like a lazy pollen intoxicated question toward a sullen drowsy answer... » More...
We've had a few emails regarding the following lately.
'What can I buy from this site...what is still available'?
Answer - We have Unlimited copies of 'nerves' and 'nerves too' available. Both are full length CDs featuring rare out-takes, Demo versions and live tracks. They come with a signed (by A.R.) postcard and cost £10 each which includes (like anything you buy from here) postage to anwhere in the universe.
We also have limited signed copies of Jack's 'pioneer Soundtracks reduxe' (2cd) at £12, 'british ballads' (£10), the vinyl 33rpm EP of 'bees dream of flowers...' and jack's 12" of 'No north left/The emperor of new london'. (both £5).
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'Where is the poetry book 'Calling all demons'?? Answer -It is now in the process of being printed, as we type. Copies are extremely limited. Signed copies are £40 each and this comes with a sketch but there are very very few of these.
'Why doesn't anthony play live more'? Answer -AR has avoided playing live for the last few years because there weren't enough funds for a group and he disliked playing solo. However he has recently done a few live shows with charlotte greig, which he loved. If you would like to book AR and CG as a duo, please email us.
'When will there be new music'? Answer -music is not AR's priority at the moment but he is working on music with charlotte greig and a couple of other one off collaborators. The album with la muneca de sal is ongoing but taking its time due to finance and geography. It is 65% complete. Meanwhile here is an artists impression of AR and CG's recent glasgow gig - www.chaffinchrecords.com/artwork-anthony-reynolds-and-charlotte-greig
Anthony will appear at the Ultrabar in buenos Aires, Argentinia on September 1st.
He will be reading from his poetry books and performing an acoustic set of songs on Piano and guitar.
Anthony Reynolds’ Wholly Profane Life Of L Cohen Anthony Reynolds is the author of “The Remarkable Life Of Leonard Cohen” (more about that title below), a biography of the Canadian singer-songwriter-icon that will be available October 2010. http://1heckofaguy.com
My Debut album, (The re released version) available for the first time digitally on may 3rd, via Beggars Banquet.
More details on the site below : http://archive.beggars.com
The following Jawbone Press title has been selected as a finalist for the 2010 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research: Anthony Reynolds, The Impossible Dream: The Story of Scott Walker and the Walker Brothers.
Anthony will be appearing in person in the coming months in the following places, with his friend, Singer/Novelist Charlotte Greig.
At the Laugharne festival, on the eleventh of April, (in laugharne, Wales), the two will perform as a duo. Greig and Reynolds will play songs from their forthcoming 'Freud' musical, arranged in this setting for Piano, Clarinet, Percussion, Guitar and voices.
here is the festival's website (above).
Anthony will be performing at The Captain’s Rest, Glasgow on 14 May 2010.
...he will play a set of acoustic and piano songs, from his jack and solo albums. He will also read from some of his books and then greig and reynolds will perform a truncated version of their laugharne show.
As you should know, Blues for Bobby solo is now available from Chaffinch records and on Itunes. www.chaffinchrecords.com
Calling all demons 'Calling all demons', (with a cover by Pat Gil) the new collection of A.R.'s poetry (In English and Spanish) is now available as pre order. Copies will be sent December/January and if you order now, you will recieve a signed copy. Cost is 10 euros including postage to anywhere in the world.
A.R. will appear on the Cerys Matthews Lunchtime show
on BBC Radio 6 next WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11.
Anthony and MArco take the Syd Barrett show to the UK on Saturday 14 Nov as part of Experimentica - Cardiff Chapter theatre's annual festival of Live and Time Based Arts.
Please check the venue website for further details. www.chapter.org
An expanded extract from 'the impossible dream' featured in yesterday's Sunday Express. (The 23rd).
And A.R. will be on the radio promoting the book...
Robert Elms Show 14.10 www.bbc.co.uk/london/radio/presenters/robert_elms/
BBC radio Wales with Adam Walton (Next Sunday)
And manchester radio's 'The cellar tapes' on the 29th...
Anthony, featuring most of La muneca De Sal, play a unique gig on July 10 at club "Matadero", in Godella, near Valencia, Spain.
We also have fresh copies of The ´bees´Vinyl Ep, (10 euros), Pioneer Soundtracks reduxe (double CD) (20 euros) and ´british Ballads´. (15 euros).
All autographed by the MAestro, prices include postage and packaging anywhere in the universe.
Paypal ID is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographie: John Martinez
Anthony solo show at Il Villaggio Tuttovela del Trofeo
dell'Accademia Navale e Città di Livorno 2nd of may... 22:00...
Finally, ´Bess Dream of Flowers´is released in the U.S.A. by the Kismet label on My 31..)
A.R's Debut Radio show is soon due for broadcast on BBC Wales
The first programme will now go out on Sun 29th March at 1732 (the times remain unchanged), repeating on Mon 30th March at 2132.
'A Night in the Life' - from Sunday 15th March at 1732, repeating on Mondays at 2132 (BBC weeks 11-13)
Anthony and La muneca De Sal
are currently recording an album for relase in 2010
'I cannot live without the thing that kills me'.
Check out new videos on youtube -
Anthony and La Muneca de sal. 'Wonderful life' Live, valencia, Spain November 2008
Jack, Live at the Cigale in Paris France, November 1996
'Nerves Too' Tracklisting. Artwork incoming. 1) Highfields field recordings (2005)
2) I Know you know (Live at the BBC 2008)
3) Bombs in Spain (remastered 2004)
4) Beauty and Me (EP track 2000)
5) Tomorrow Knew (To Stars Outtake 1999)
6) A Northern Story (Demo 2004)
7) Fall in love with me again (Vinyl only EP track 1998)
8) Dolphins (live radio 2008)
9) Railroad bill (Vinyl Ep track)2005
10 ) No One calls (78rpm home recording)2005
11) Now I know why Bukowski rarely travelled (Unreleased recording 2004)
12) Song for Saint Gianluca (Demo 2005)
13) Theme from Jezebel down under (Commission 2007)
14) otul returns (Theme 2008)
15) Like water for Stockhausen (Commission 2008)
16) Excerpt from 'Birds'.
17) Colin Wilson in conversation (2004)
18) The others (Bossa demo 2005)
Hear A.R. and Juan luis and Jose Juan from La Muneca de sal on this wonderful Spanish radio show. AR and fiends come in around 40 minutes. Songs performed are Fred neil's "Dolphons" and Jack's "Three o clock in the morning".
Live at the BBC (wales)
Anthony and Charlotte greig,
live on Adam Waltons BBC wales show, November 23rd.
and la Muneca De Sal. Live.
Club Wha Wha. Valencia. Spain. November 7. 10pm.
This is Anthonys First Valencian show since 1998.
Exclusive four track CD "The 56th of february"
included with ticket Price.
December 12. Special Christmas Chanson Show. Clube Deluxe. Valencia.
Anthony sings with Piano.
Songs from British Ballads and the songs of Nina Simone, Roy Orbison,
Tim Buckley, Tim Hardin, John Lennon, Brian Eno and Billy Mackenzie.
With Special guest, Gianluca Sorace of HollowBlue.
ANTHONY REYNOLDS -IN PERSON- EN ESPANA!
Antonio will be DJing at the Club Rocufull,
Valencia on October 18. From 23.00 hrs.
He will then appear with La Muneca De sal at the Wha Wha Club in Valencia on November 7, 10pm.
Initial tickets will include a 5 track CD of new material by A.R.
and the band - so book early to avoid dissappointment, as they say.
Anthony will perform 'Like the sun feeds from flowers' with Charlotte Greig and her band, tonight at the Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff. (September 7)
‘Nerves 1’ CD Compilation now available
The first in a series of rare and sometimes previously unavailable pieces by Anthony Reynolds and associates.
Includes demos, outtakes, alternate and live versions.
The Laws of the Game (Live demo 2008)
Bread and Wine (Demo 2003)
I’m still here (Demo 2004)
The Moon will never lie (Outtake 2000) Country Girl (Demo 2002)
Now it begins (Demo 2002)
The Hill (Demo 2003)
Some are bound to fail (Live demo 2002)
Fall dog bombs the moon (Outtake 2005)
Bombs in Spain
To Stars (Demo 1992)
Some kind of loneliness (Demo 2005)
A quiet life (Demo 2002)
This is what my heart sounds like (Outtake 2004)
I don’t know why I want you (Outtake 1999)
A demon by September (Demo 2004)
You’re my weakness now (Demo 1999)
Forever (Live Radio session 1996)
I killed a girl (Demo 1992)
Anthony and Charlotte, with chums Edward, Matty, Julian and Sandy, will
Play two shows in one day to promote the release.
On September the third you can catch ‘em at the Rough trade record Shop in London. The Rought Trade gig is at the PORTOBELLO shop, near NOTTING HILL
This is between six and seven. PM
The same night, the ensemble will play at Edinburgh Cellars, 125 Newington Green Rd, London N1 4RA, around 10pm.
They'll be playing selections from Greig's and reynolds work from the last ten years, using Bazouki, harmonium, Guitars, mandolin, Bass, keyboards and singing.
(There will also be an in store in Cardiff, at Spiller’s record shop, probably later in the same week.)
In addition to…A.R. is currently working on his radio series for BBC Wales, ‘A night in the life’, which will broadcast on BBC Wales in September. He’s also completing a book for Plexus publishers, due out in October.
And last but far, far from least; A.R. has joined the wonderful Spanish group, La Muneca de sal.
Following a stupendous show in Portugal earlier this month, He has joined the fellows as a vocalist and instrumentalist.
Five songs have been recorded thus far and are currently being mixed.
(including cover versions of 'Wonderful Life' and 'Wicked game'.)
keep checking this site too. Lots of MP3 updates in the coming weeks.
the competition winner was SADIE of Scotland.
The answer was OF course
Sammy Davis Jnr !
Meanwhile, please see the paintings below,
by the Spanish artist Patricia.
The paintings were inspired by and based on two of A.R.'s recent poems, 'The animals of 'Hiroshima' and 'Lights out'. (which are currently in the Writings section).
The August Second Show with Charlotte greig is currently postponed. This is to give the group more time to prepare. The venue itself is also in some state chaos - its being rebuilt. The show will definitely happen. Watch this space.
Meanwhile, please see below for a charming memoir by one of Anthony's old chums. http://hubpages.com/hub/British-Balladeer-Anthony-Reynolds
S U M M E R WHY ‘N…
We’re tickled to announce the release of the ‘Bees dream of Flowers’ EP.
This will be available in two formats.
The Itunes EP consists of the following –
1) Now it begins
2) Girls with Glasses
3) Like the sun feeds from flowers
4) Just so you know
The luxurious 7 inch Vinyl EP (A long player at 33rpm) with double
Sided insert and lyrics consists of
1) Just so you know
2) It isn’t so
3) Like the sun feeds from flowers
As we’re sure you’re aware by now, Just so you know is a completely new version of the song as sung by Vashti Bunyan. Like the sun…is a duet between A.R. and Charlotte Greig.
It’s a sublime musical footnote to ‘British Ballads’.
All are now available via pre order from
‘Nerves’ compilation is currently delayed because A.R. can‘t get into a shed
To retrieve many of the masters.
He will soon and the comp’ shall be forthcoming.
Anthony and Charlotte play a live show to mark
Their new sonic offspring.
It’s on the second of August and it’s at the main theatre
Of the Chapter arts centre in Cardiff.
Here’s what Chapter’s brochure says –
“Singer, composer, writer, and Ex-pop art-throb Anthony Reynolds is a well-travelled Splott native best known for his many beautiful and obtuse recordings. On his return to Cardiff, he is joined by folk chanteuse, author, and Norse icon Charlotte Greig. The show marks the release of their EP ‘Bees Dream of Flowers and Your Summer’s Meadow’d Breath (False Knights and Satyr Dazed)’.”
This acrylic watercolour evening will include songs from their expansive and quixotic song catalogues, a variety of filmic visual treats, and an arresting array of unscheduled ambient sonic excursions. They will be accompanied by a full band, and by various special guests, chums, geeks, friends and accomplices. Join us for a veritable fiesta of sound, creaks, chiming, and willowspinney.
At: Chapter Theatre Saturday 2nd August 2008-05-29
Anthony is also
guest vocalist with LAMUNECADESAL in Portugal,
Braga - MUB festival on July 12
yes, already, again once more.
To Win SIGNED copy of the Vinyl version of 'Bees dream of flowers' EP just answer the following -
WHO is Anthony's Favourite tap dancer?
(Clue - he's not known for being JUST a hoofer).
he's also dead.
We'll thrown in a copy of 'Nerves', too, which will be available by the end of June.
BRITISH BALLADS -Press release, click here- ...is the final debut album by ANTHONY REYNOLDS. It will be avaliable globally via Hungry Hill records in shops, online and at iTunes from December 10 this year
British Ballads was written and composed by A.R. with the exception of an adapted Rupert Brooke poem - "The Hill" - and produced by Julian Simmons.
It features a quixotic cast of characters and some of Anthony's favourite living musicians, including the Writer/Philosopher Colin Wilson, Vashti Bunyan, John 'Kid in a Big world' Howard, Dot Allison, Fiona Brice, Bryan Mills, Simon Raymonde, Ivor Talbot, Paul Cook, Anthony Transcargo, Nic Brennan and Trillions more. The press release is by Amusement engineer Robin Ince and will appear in the news section of www.anthonyreynolds.net this week:
-Press release, click here-
Other news: A.R. has written an essay on John Fante's career in Hollywood. It appears in the current issue of the luscious Stop Smiling magazine. www.stopsmilingstore.com
You really really should subscribe. Its a treat. Earlier this year Anthony travelled to Genoa where he produced three tracks for the Italian group 'Marti'. These will surface in the coming year. If you haven't purchased Marti's 'Unmade beds' album yet do so yesterday. www.myspace.com/martimusic An alternative version of the classic Reynolds and Roussel track 'Lushlife' has surfaced on an album by Graingerboy : www.graingerboy.com
No Live shows are as yet planned to promote British Ballads although there will be the occasional Live radio session.
A.R. is also putting up Live and intimate versions of many songs both on Youtube and via his Myspace site. So remember to check the video section of the link below.These postings will eventually include every as yet unrecorded song A.R. has ever written. This includes the as yet uncompleted and unrecorded sequel to BRITISH BALLADS.
Anthony has a major piece about John Fante's time in hollywood in the current issue of STOP SMILING magazine www.stopsmilingonline.com
The winner of the White label signed edition 'Ponies' EP (Have you bought YOURS already)?
is : Selma Pehlivan from france.
Well done Selma!!
While none of the entries actually got the right answer, (what is A.R's fave Yoko Ono song)?, Selma had the nicest name.
For the record, his fave Ono song is 'Mrs Lennon'.