Influential, eccentric British singer/songwriter Roy Harper has released an extensive audio interview, the complete interview as published in 3 parts of the Roy Harper Podcast (episodes 12, 13 and 14) being posted at http://www.stormcock.net/ – it’s the third item down the queue. The interview is 2 hours and 40 minutes long and is presented in this full form for people who want to archive it or listen to the whole thing without the rest of the podcast. Click on the “Download audio file” link to get the mp3 file downloaded to your machine.
Harper is releasing a series of his seminal albums in the United States for the first time through KOCH Entertainment Distribution, via its distribution deal with London-based Cadiz Music. The initial batch of releases includes Stormcock, Jugula and Flat Baroque and Berserk, followed by a 2CD best of Counter Culture. Harper has been revered for decades by visionary musicians from Led Zeppelin (they wrote “Hats Off to Roy Harper” in 1970) to and Pink Floyd (he sang lead on “Have a Cigar” from Wish You Were Here) to Joanna Newsome most recently.
This deal marks the first official US release of these recordings which were previously only available as imports in this country. These newly restored and repackaged albums are released on Harper’s own Science Friction record label in exclusive distribution partnerships with Cadiz Music in the U.K. and KOCH in the U.S. Additional Harper titles to be released in 2009 include: The Green Man, The Dream Society, The Unknown Soldier, andDeath or Glory.