Salvo
Roy Harper

Recorded live in concert at Metropolis Studios, London
(CD+DVD / Download)

Format: CD
Cat. No.: SALVOSVX002
Barcode: 698458060228
Playing Time: Approx 80 minutes

Emerging during the folk music boom of the 60s and long established as one of the UK’s foremost singer-songwriter-guitarists, the always charismatic Roy Harper simply mesmerised 120 guests on a Saturday in April 2011 at London’s Metropolis Studios. His breathtaking performance and an absorbing interview that he gave afterwards are captured here for all time.

Hailed by Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin (and more recently by the likes of Fleet Foxes and Joanna Newsom), beloved by fans after nearly half a century of performance, it would not be unreasonable to apply the term "legendary" to Roy Harper. For the special occasion captured here, he straddled his entire recording career.

The 12 songs demonstrate the variety of his repertoire, the epic balancing the intimate, and all highlighting the fluency of his guitar playing.

There are very few live performances by Roy Harper available on DVD(+CD) and none as captivating as this. As the man himself notes at the end: "It was an event, a moment shared." Hats off...






REVIEWS

"This is not far off a live greatest hits package, in sound and vision. Of Harper’s signature tracks only One Of Those Days In England is missing, while Me And My Woman, Highway Blues, One Man Rock And Roll Band and When And Old Cricketer  Leaves the Crease are predictable highlights.
If British singer-songwriters are anywhere on your radar, the grey-bearded Harper - now in his 70th year - demands your attention. If he’s a new name to you, this - or indeed Salvo’s recent Songs Of Love And Loss compilation - would prove a very sound investment."

4/5
Michael Heatley
Record Collector

CD
CD
1.
One Man Rock And Roll Band
2.
Twelve Hours Of Sunset
3.
Don't You Grieve
4.
Another Day
5.
Pinches Of Salt
6.
Highway Blues
7.
Commune
8.
Hallucinating Light
9.
Frozen Moment
10.
The Green Man
11.
Me And My Woman
12.
When An Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease
DVD
1.
One Man Rock And Roll Band
2.
Twelve Hours Of Sunset
3.
Don't You Grieve
4.
Another Day
5.
Pinches Of Salt
6.
Highway Blues
7.
Commune
8.
Hallucinating Light
9.
Frozen Moment
10.
The Green Man
11.
Me And My Woman
12.
When An Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease