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ARTIST
TITLE
The Tumbler
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
IMCD 320 IMCD 320
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RELEASE DATE
1/30/2006

2005 Island Remasters reissue plus enhanced packaging and sleeve notes. "The Tumbler was released in 1968, recorded at Regent Sound, Denmark Street in London's Soho. John's previous album, London Conversation had been well received, however The Tumbler documents an early step forward in his musical progression. On his performance on the BBC for John Peel's Night Ride radio show, John played songs that would later feature on this record, 'Sing a Song of Summer,' 'The Gardeners,' 'Goin' Down to Memphis' and 'The River.' Saxophonist and flautist Harold McNair's playing is influential on this record, particularly so on 'Dusty,' 'Fly on Home' and the dark and worrying 'The Gardeners,' adding a new dimension to The Tumbler. John's fast and dazzling finger picking guitar technique is a feature of the album, particularly on 'Seven Black Roses,' which John describes as his visual guitar solo or Spiders on the Strings. A vigorous and tonally expanded instrumental, one of the few songs from this album that John still performed live to wide acclaim in his 1970s gigs and one that remains an inspiration to all aspiring guitarists."