Matthews Southern Comfort - S/T - Ian Matthews - Psych Folk Rock LP

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Matthews Southern Comfort - Matthews' Southern Comfort

Label: Decca Records
Catalog#: DL 75191
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve
Record VG++ only the lightest of scuffs
Gatefold Cover has ringwear

Country: UK Recording
Canada Issue
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock


A1 Colorado Springs Eternal
Written-By - Steve Barlby
A2 A Commercial Proposition
Written-By - Richard Thompson
A3 The Castle Far
Written-By - Steve Barlby
A4 Please Be My Friend
Written-By - Ian Matthews
A5 What We Say
Written-By - Ian Matthews
A6 Dream Song
Written-By - Ian Matthews

B1 Fly Pigeon Fly

B2 The Watch

B3 Sweet Bread

B4 Thoughts For A Friend
Written-By - Ian Matthews
B5 I've Lost You
Written-By - Steve Barlby
B6 Once Upon A Lifetime
Written-By - Matthews, Barlby

Bass Guitar - Ashley Hutchings
Drums, Congas, Tambourine - Gerry Conway
Electric Guitar - Simon Nicol
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar - Richard Thompson
Engineer [At De-lane Lea Studios] - Barry Ainsworth
Flute - Pol Palmer
Organ [Flute] - Dolly Collins (tracks: A3)
Other [Finger Symbols] - Marc Ellington
Photography - Steve Hiett
Piano, Organ [Hammond] - Roger Coulam
Producer - Ian Matthews , Steve Barlby
Steel Guitar [Fuzz] - Pete Wilsher (tracks: A1)
Steel Guitar [Pedal] - Gordon Huntley
Vocals - Ian Matthews

On labels
MCA Records Ltd.,139 Picadilly, London W.1.
Made in England.
Note on back cover
Dedicated to: Mike Lease, who taught me not to give up.
Fairport Convention, who showed me new directions.

Iain Matthews

Background information
Birth name Iain Matthew McDonald
Also known as Ian McDonald, Ian Matthews, Iain Matthews
Born 16 June 1946 (1946-06-16) (age 63)
Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire,
Genres Folk rock, rockabilly, Country music,,,, Alternative rock, surf music, jazz, folk
Occupations Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1967 - present
Labels Decca/Deram, Polydor, Vertigo, Elektra, Columbia, Mushroom, Windham Hill, Mooncrest,
Associated acts Fairport Convention, Plainsong, Matthews Southern Comfort

Iain Matthews (born 16 June 1946) is an English musician and songwriter. He was born Iain Matthew McDonald, in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. He was known in the 1960s first as Ian McDonald, and later, as the 1960s prograssed, until 1989 as Ian Matthews.
After that point, he chose to reclaim his first name, however with a different surname derived from his middle name: Iain Matthews.

Influenced by both rock and roll and folk music, he has performed mainly as a solo act, although he was a member of Fairport Convention during the early period when they were heavily influenced by American West Coast folk rock.
He later had a solo career and fronted the bands Plainsong, Hi-Fi, No Grey Faith, More Than A Song and Matthews' own Southern Comfort.

With Thompson, Simon Nicol, and Hutchings from Fairport Convention, guitarist Mark Griffiths, drummer Gerry Conway (of Fotheringay; later to join first the Cat Stevens, backing band, Jethro Tull and then Fairport Conventuion from the 1990s on) and pedal steel player Gordon Huntley, Matthews recorded his debut solo album, Matthews' Southern Comfort, whose sound was rooted in American country music and rockabilly. This was his first significant experience as a songwriter, although the band also covered the likes of Neil Young and Ian and Sylvia.


Matthews' Southern Comfort - The Watch (with Lyrics)

With groping hands along the wall, I felt the beneath, and all
And every timepiece ever made was in my head and there they stayed.
And as my eyes drew closed again I slipped into oblivion.
And still I heard with every tick,
I am so sick, so sick, so sick;

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Format LP
Label Decca