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Captain Marryat


2017 repress. Shadoks Music present a reissue of Captain Marryat's self-titled album, originally released in 1974. First reissued in 2010 as a black vinyl edition and in 2013 as a transparent pink vinyl edition of 200, This edition comes on transparent white vinyl with a color photo on the front. Captain Marryat were from Glasgow, Scotland and they recorded this demo album in 1974, released in a tiny pressing on the Thor label, hoping to get an EMI or Chrysalis deal, who both showed interest in the band at the time. They wanted to record only a single, but instead came up with a complete album of self-composed tracks. Since it was not that easy for a Scottish band to get attention down in London, this album was the only pressing ever done and was sold at band gigs only. Five musicians, great organ, vocals, extra heavy fuzz-guitar with drums and bass - amazing underground songs, influenced by Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and Beggars Opera - a true lost classic. Dig on the truly tribal percussion, searing guitar leads and drugged-out keys on the fully-instrumental and galloping "Dance Of Thor." The band formed in the early '70s, around 1971 to 1975, generating quite a following while playing all around Scotland and the Borders at various venues including Burns Howff in Glasgow which was a very popular venue as other bands such as Alex Harvey Band, Nazareth, and Beggars Opera also played there. Shadoks Music were lucky to find the band themselves to make a deal so this beauty can finally conquer the world of rock music. Many people watching eBay auctions were surprised to see this album selling for nearly 3,000 Euro each. Before that, this album was completely unknown. Members include: Jimmy Rorrison, Hugh Finnegan, Allan Bryce, Tommy Hendry, and Ian McEleny. Comes in a heavy sleeve; Comes as 180 gram, transparent white vinyl; Includes a two-page insert; Edition of 400 (numbered).