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Living Life Backwards

EMI 38826CD EMI 38826CD

A compendium of the best of Pete Brown's work for Harvest label, spanning his early career in over six albums. All material from 1969/70, including 7" only tracks. Extensive fold out booklet, including new liner notes; good vault work from the slaves over at EMI. "Pete Brown is one of Britain's most original and enduring musicians and lyricists, with a career that spans over forty years and one that still shows no signs of abating. Best known for his role as lyricist in his songwriting partnership with Jack Bruce, beginning with songs for supergroup Cream, and latterly with Jack on his solo work, Pete has also enjoyed success and a reputation as a performer in his own right. Beginning his career as a professional performance poet in the mid-sixties he was a major figure on the British poetry scene. Through his association with The Graham Bond Organisation, Pete Brown was asked to contribute lyrics to music by Ginger Baker's newly formed trio, Cream. With Cream's career taking off in a phenomenal way, Brown's thoughts came to performing music in his own right. Eventually forming The Battered Ornaments, Pete Brown and his band signed to EMI and later the underground imprint Harvest Records, where they released records that were a heady mixture of jazz, blues, rock and avant garde experimentation. Brown also eventually formed another highly innovative, jazz-influenced band Piblokto!"