Gather Up (Ten Years On Acid Jazz) Matt Berry

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Album-Release:
2021

HRA-Release:
26.11.2021

Label: Acid Jazz UK

Genre: Folk

Subgenre: Folk Rock

Artist: Matt Berry

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  • 1Take My Hand02:51
  • 2Something In My Eye03:03
  • 3Medicine03:02
  • 4The Badger's Wake03:29
  • 5World In Action02:42
  • 6One by One03:09
  • 7Take A Bow02:58
  • 8October Sun04:54
  • 9So Low02:48
  • 10Summer Sun03:56
  • 11Gather Up02:21
  • 12Theme from Snuff Box02:50
  • 13Middle of the East03:39
  • 14Like Stone02:55
  • 15Phantom Birds02:39
  • 16Music for Insomniacs Part IV03:07
  • 17Say It Again02:39
  • 18The Innkeeper's Song (Live)03:09
  • 19Obsessed and So Obscure03:12
  • 20Woman03:32
  • 21Solstice09:27
  • 22Bigger Than A Dog (Original Witchazel Intro)01:50
  • 23Take My Hand (Live On Absolute Radio)02:34
  • 24Autumn (Witchazel Outtake)03:28
  • 25The Dawn (From Myspace EP 'Summer Sun' 2010)02:11
  • 26Snuff Box Live Loop (Used Live Between 2005 - 2012)00:40
  • 27Catch Me In Time03:18
  • 28Dark Beach (From Myspace EP 'Summer Sun' 2010)04:02
  • 29The Hangman (Acoustic Version 2007)02:15
  • 30Wonder Theme (Became 'Something In My Eye')03:48
  • 31Music for Insomniacs (Alternative Intro)03:43
  • 32Theme From 'Sorry' (Live from Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe 2007)01:22
  • 33Music For Insomnaics (Rejected Theme)01:03
  • 34Walk With Samuel (Devil Inside Me')03:15
  • 35Blankety Blank (Vocal Intro)01:39
  • 36The Blue Elephant (Trip Two)03:58
  • 37Sweet Velvet (Became 'Seasons On Fire')01:18
  • 38The Blue Elephant (Alternative Intro)02:35
  • 39Covered In Clowns02:41
  • 40Get Her Out Of My Mind03:02
  • 41I'm Going02:22
  • 42Make It Go Away03:00
  • 43Peter Cleopatra and The Windmill03:04
  • 44Play On00:57
  • 45Take A Bow (2019 Demo)02:34
  • 46The Preacher's House02:10
  • 47A Shot Rang Out In The Forest02:13
  • 48The Wrong House02:45
  • 49Where's My Love?01:22
  • 50You Danced All Night02:30
  • 51Medicine / So Low (Live)05:47
  • 52Silver Sun (Live)04:13
  • 53Theme From Snuffbox (Live)08:18
  • 54Solstice (Live)07:51
  • 55The Pheasant (Live)07:30
  • Total Runtime02:57:40

Info for Gather Up (Ten Years On Acid Jazz)



In his tenth year with Acid Jazz, the ever-prolific Matt Berry has crafted a psych masterpiece. Once again proving his artistic progression and ambition knows no bounds. Following the acclaim of last year’s Top 30 album Phantom Birds ( ★★★★ The Times), on 14 May Acid Jazz will release Blue Elephant, Matt Berry’s sixth studio album with the groundbreaking label. Recorded during the summer of 2020, Blue Elephant is testament to Matt’s exceptional musicianship, production skills and songwriting prowess with every instrument played by Matt including, guitars, bass, a variety of keyboards and synthesizers (piano, Wurlitzer, mellotron, Moog, Hammond, Vox and Farfisa organs), with the exception of drums – supplied by Craig Blundell, on arguably his best album to date. This music soundtracks an album that explores themes surrounding today’s close scrutiny in all its bewildering, objectifying and unnerving experiences. Very much a conceptual and, therefore, continuous long-player, the album’s infectious grooves come to the fore on standout tracks Summer Sun, heavy-psych instrumental Invisible, the three-part Blues Inside Me, which encompasses a psych journey through a late ‘60s and early glam filter mixed with the propulsive Like Stone.

Following the huge acclaim earlier this year for Matt Berry’s eighth studio album The Blue Elephant, on 26th November Acid Jazz Records will release Gather Up, a compilation album encompassing the singular musical adventures this extraordinary musician has taken over the past decade, offering a revelatory and fascinating insight into the working process of a genuine musical maverick and sonic explorer. Over 10 years with Acid Jazz Records Berry has released nine incredibly diverse albums (including one live album). From the tangled-folk rock thickets of Witchazel and Kill The Wolf (which features the song from which this box gets its name), to the out-there explorations of Music For Insomniacs or TV Themes’ retro-kitsch delights, through the soul power in Matt Berry & The Maypoles Live or the twilight grooves of The Small Hours to the classic pedal-steel songwriting of Phantom Birds and the smorgasbord of psychedelic sounds on The Blue Elephant, Berry’s journey has produced a feast for the ears that twists and turns down more unexpected avenues than most artists could manage over several careers. Gather Up pulls together an excellent 55-track career spanning collection expertly compiled by Berry. No easy achievement considering the sheer breadth, diversity and volume of his exceptional musical output.

Matt Berry

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Matt Berry
Nature abhors a vacuum. The dust hadn’t even settled on Matt Berry’s acclaimed 2020 album Phantom Birds and yet he was already hatching plans for a follow up. More accurately, he’d recorded most of The Blue Elephant before Phantom Birds had even been released.

“When I was having to talk about Phantom Birds to people my mind was already on the next album which was half finished,” recalls Berry. “I wanted this album to be a reaction to the last. With Phantom Birds I’d stripped everything back to basics and put my voice very much to the front. It was a song-driven endeavor with very little coming out of the speakers. With The Blue Elephant I was eager to go in the opposite direction.”

On records such as 2018’s tremendous Television Themes, Berry has shown his skill for drilling down into one idea over the course of an album but The Blue Elephant is perhaps the first time he’s pulled all of the different strands from across his recording careers into one record. Perhaps not coincidentally, the release also marks ten years since he signed to Acid Jazz and began the diverse career that has continually run parallel with his acting and writing.

From rerecording 70s television themes to a pared-back Dylan-styled set of confessionals to this – arguably the culmination of all his recording work to date – trusting Matt Berry to follow whatever direction he fancies is a policy that has paid off in spades.

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