‘Anthony Reynolds really should be a household name such is the consistantly high quality of his recorded output over the last sixteen years, but in keeping with a clutch of other criminally overlooked British songwriters including Roger Quigley (Quigley, At Swim Two Birds, the Montgolfier Brothers), Simon Rivers (The Last Party, the Bitter Springs) and Davey Woodward (The Brilliant Corners, Experimental Pop Band) he, despite one or two skirmishes with the limelight, remains a relatively unmined seam.’
Read the full review here – http://www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk/MagSitePages/Review.aspx?id=8277
Prior to Anthony’s Life’s Too Long album coming out on Chaffinch, a new 5-track EP titled Kingdom Of Me will be released by Hungry Hill. This is a download only release and will be available from iTunes on 13 February 2012.
As previously revealed Chaffinch will be releasing an Anthony Reynolds retrospective titled Life’s Too Long. This is a 30 track 2-CD set taking a look at his career from 1995 – 2011 as a solo artist as well as tracks from his time with Jack and Jacques. The CD also contains a luscious sixteen page booklet with wonderful illustrations by Cardiff based artist Virginia Roberts-Head.
The release date is 20 February 2012 and will be available directly from the Chaffinch shop, Amazon and a number of independent retailers in the UK.
COMING SOON – Anthony Reynolds compendium titled Life’s Too Long. This is a
limited 30 track 2-CD set featuring a selection of tracks from Anthony’s career to date
with songs from Jack, Jacques and his solo work.
More details to follow in the next few weeks.
Anthony talks with John Clarkson of Pennyblackmusic – you can read the interviews here and here. Anthony also makes two appearances in Cardiff over the next few days – on Saturday April the 16th he will perform 3 songs for piano, electronics, guitars and cello at The Chapter Arts Centre, as part of the Birthday Bazaar Cabaret.
He will also be appearing on April the 18th at The Rockin’ Chair, Lower Cathedral Road, Cardiff, performing a mainly instrumental, improvised set at ‘The Unemployed Disco.’
Anthony will be appearing at the Half Moon, Herne Hill in London on Saturday the 26th March 2011.
You can buy your tickets here and find venue directions here.
In May 2010 Anthony and Charlotte performed at The Captain’s Rest in Glasgow.Jenny Soep documented the night with some of her wonderful artwork. If you’d like to get hold of either of these prints, contact Jenny via her website.Also of interest are her prints of Burnt Island, The Second Hand Marching Band and King Creosote.
‘sounding like Peter Murphy or recent era Bowie. It’s a produced dark superstar vocal style… it’s Bono in the desert wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses in front of a windmachine. It’s songs about black coffee, getting drunk one night stands…in a mysterious foreign cafe.’Read the full review here: http://7inches.blogspot.com/search?q=anthony+reynolds
‘Everyone lives their life to their own perspective. People’s perceptions of me, outside the very few people that I know, have never really mattered to me. I am just really what I am.’ Read the full interview here: http://www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk/MagSitePages/Article.aspx?id=5517
This is the first opportunity to see Anthony Reynolds in Scotland for over 10 years so get hold of your tickets quickly!Accompanying him at The Captain’s Rest is novelist, singer, and songwriter Charlotte Greig with whom he is co-writing a set of songs for a future musical theatre production entitled Dr Freud’s Cabaret.Support comes from two of Chaffinch Records favourite bands – the multi-talented Burnt Island and the wonderful and always entertaining The Second Hand Marching Band.You can buy your tickets from the Chaffinch shop now!