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Allan Taylor

Leaving At Dawn

SFR 357.4057.2

Stereo Hybrid SACD

Leaving at Dawn: He riseth early who will travel far - or who has enjoyed in secrecy without wanting to commit himself to stay.   The twelve tracks on this album are a mature singer's retrospective covering moments, places and stories of biographical, personal and historical na-ture.   A troubadour's love-songs, intimate memories of family life, echoes of sweet rebellion in the year of 68 - Taylor has thoroughly enjoyed the lightness of being while it was still not unbearable.   Later he transcended those memories of New York and Amsterdam and Brighton Beach and through his art made them valid and lasting for ever.

That young man once left his home in the footsteps of the beat poets - wanting to be a wandering minstrel.   That he became this kind of artist is proof enough of Allan Taylor's successfully doing what he once promised to his father.   He has most certainly not become an “almost man”.   In his existence as a man and as a poet he has grown into a mature personality taking his share from life courageously, generously passing on the gift.

Allan Taylor - vocal & guitar
Ian Melrose - guitar, low whistle, tremolo guitar, dobro
Lea Morris - harmony vocals
Martin Moro - guitar, electric guitar, mandola
Chris Leslie - fiddle, viola
Christian Struck - english horn
Hrólfur Vagnsson - accordion
Siard de Jong - mandolin
Peter Funk - dobro
Udo Weihrauch - banjo
Hans-Jörg Maucksch - fretless bass
Beo Brockhausen - flute, indian harmonium, hang, percussion, bowed psaltery, hulusi
01. Winter   3:55
02. The Almost Man   6:32
03. Back Home To You   4:44
04. Provence   3:46
05. Firefly   6:08
06. Lay Soft On Your Pillow   4:05
07. New York In The Seventies   6:11
08. The Last Of The Privateers   5:44
09. Leaving At Dawn   4:20
10. It Could Have Been   3:37
11. Make Another Turn   5:08
12. Red On Green   3:45

       Total Time     57:49
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