HEAD,MURRAY - NIGEL LIVED VINYL LP

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HEAD,MURRAY - NIGEL LIVED VINYL LP

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[Disc 1]
1. Pacing On The Station
2. Big City
3. Bed & Breakfast
4. The Party
5. Ruthie
6. City Scurry
7. When You Wake Up In The Morning
[Disc 2]
1. Why Do We Have To Hurt Our Heads?
2. Pity The Poor Consumer
3. Dole
4. Nigel, Nigel
5. Miss Illusion
6. Religion
7. Junk


Limited double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Murray Heads Nigel Lived is a groundbreaking classic and one of the boldest, most daring and inventive albums of all time. Recorded by the great recording engineer Phill Brown, Nigel Lived is from the golden era of all-analog recording, a sonic and musical masterpiece that every music lover and audiophile simply must have. In Spring of 1972 Murray Head was just 25, coming off amazing success on the stage and screen, when he recorded his debut album, Nigel Lived. And Nigel isnt just any album, its an ambitious, experimental album full of great songs that required stunningly diverse recording techniques and instrumentation on every track. There are beautiful acoustic works that draw a straight line to Murrays later albums like Ruthie and When You Wake Up In The Morning, there are straight-up rockers and amazingly innovative tracks like Religion and the sprawling Junk. Nigels story arc unfolds as a three-act play in which Nigel leaves a small town for the big city, finds love and success before crashing into addiction and despair. The background locations, characters and scenes change sonically throughout as Nigel was an adventurous and pioneering effort in blending studio recording with an incredible array of location recordings captured all over Londons West End. In the same way that films today operate on the found footage motif, Murrays ahead-of-its-time conceptual treatment for Nigel consisted of hand writing a diary for Nigel that was then found by Murray, who put Nigels life to song. Its a brilliant narrative tool that allowed Murray to weave aspects of his own rich experiences in the whirlwind of late 60s London into the songs. Murray saw great success, making a splash on stage in Hair and on-screen in films like The Family Way and John Schlesingers avant-garde Sunday Bloody Sunday. And he saw the depths working in a drug-addiction clinic and watching friends disappear into and eventually succumb to heroin.