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New Album (2008): Tom Bliss - The Whisper

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GUEST,TB 23 Sep 08 - 10:38 AM
GUEST,Tom Bliss 23 Sep 08 - 12:23 PM
Richard Bridge 23 Sep 08 - 12:55 PM
GUEST,Tom Bliss 24 Sep 08 - 11:30 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 24 Sep 08 - 03:02 PM
GUEST,Tom Bliss 25 Sep 08 - 02:36 PM
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Subject: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: GUEST,TB
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 10:38 AM

New album now at the pressing plant.

Last chance to purchase at gig prices, by emailing from my website for my address, then sending a cheque for £10 in a stamped addressed jiffy bag.

Read all about it here: The Whisper

Guests are:

Tom Napper, Tony Taffinder, Chris Parkinson, Louis De Bernieres*, Alex Birch, Matt Nelson, Peter 'The Doctor' Taylor, Ned Darlington.

*Yes, that one

Tracks are:

1 The Bristol Lady (Bliss from trad sources) 4:40
2 Spirit of Ecstasy (The Whisper) (Bliss) 6:15
3 North at Night (Bliss) 3:45
4 The Mighty Montagu (Bliss) 4:01
5 Branscombe Bay (Toller/Bliss) 3.13
6 The Handsome Cabin Boy (Trad arr Bliss) 4:58
7 John Riley (Trad arr Bliss) 5.13
8 The Sin of Mary Prout (Bliss) 8.35
9 The Four Foot Track (Bliss) 4:15
10 Mark Purdey (That's Just the Kind of Man) (Bliss) 6:15
11 Leaving Lochboisedale / The Stronsay Waltz (Wilson / Chalmers) 4:31
12 Sound the Drum (Bliss from trad sources) 5.55
13 The Tumblebum Tongue-twister (Bliss) 3:03

bonus tracks
14 Middle English (and Welsh) Pie - bootleg (Bliss) 5.13
15 God Speed (The Snow Goose) - band version (Bliss) 6:03

Lyrics up on my site - MP3 samples soon.

Cheers

Tom


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 12:23 PM

Ah - that's much better!

Thankyou, Mr/s invisible elf!

Tom


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Sep 08 - 12:55 PM

It looks like a nice mixture.


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 11:30 AM

Ok - six samples now up

Tom Bliss MySpace

Cheers

Tom


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 03:02 PM

For music lovers in West Kent (in fact, any part of Kent), Tom will be the guest at the Pilot, Upper Stone Street, Maidstone, on Monday October 6th.

I would strongly suggest a-not-to-be-missed occasion.



Don T.


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 02:36 PM

Thanks Don

I'm also in Mickleby (Nr Whitby - with Chris Parkinson), Darlington, Birmingham, Southend, Farnham, Southampton, Corsham and Reading in the next couple of weeks too.

And because myspace is playing up, I've put samples of all the tracks on The Whisper page too. Lyrics are up now as well.

Tom


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: The Greyt Hound
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 02:55 PM

Will be purchasing a copy to go with all the other Tom Bliss cd's I have.


Ruth aka Mrs Brother Crow. (or the mad groupie at the Kirkby Fleetham gig)


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: The Greyt Hound
Date: 28 Sep 08 - 05:49 PM

Payment is winging its way to Leeds. I can thoughly recommend the purchase of anyone of the Tom Bliss CD's but I just love the track Spirit of Ecstasy .


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: GUEST,Tom
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 12:29 PM

I'm collecting boxes of The Whisper next Wednesday, while on tour down south (see other thread with my name in)

So I'll be playing Santa when I get back to base on Monday week - many thanks to all who sent in jiffy bags!

If anyone else is interested in the £10 offer, email from my website for the address, pronto (offer ends when Abicat goes live)

Or you can buy via Abicat @ 13UKP + PnP, as soon as Ben puts The Whisper on This Page which will be any minute now.

(Lots of great acts available from Abicat, by the way - have a browse around!)

Cheers

Tom


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 11:40 AM

Now available online here:

The Whisper

Pre-release jiffy bags are in the red box at the end of the street (had to cram the last few in)!

Review copies and radio stations etc going out tomorrow.

Please email from my website if you have a bona-fide station, web site or magazine.

Many thanks to all who have bought already.

I only got them on Wednesday and I've already almost broken even!

Tom


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: The Greyt Hound
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 12:29 PM

Can't wait to get my copy. I will be playing it and doing my housework..

Pleased that you have almost broken even.
Let's hope that even more people buy it.

Ruth


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: Derby Ram
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 04:27 AM

Tom, Sylvia here (not his lordship, the Ram).

Great news! Can't wait to get my copy.

xxx

Sylvia


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: The Greyt Hound
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 11:06 AM

Whoppee my CD came this morning in the post. Haven't had time to listen to it yet as I have just back from work.

Going to cook the tea and listen to it in a mo.

Thanks Tom for such prompt service.

Ruth
xx


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: The Greyt Hound
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 12:32 PM

Have to say that the new album is absolute brilliant. One of the best albums I have heard this year. Go out and get it everyone. Really enjoyed listening, I will be playing it in the car on the way to Croxdale Folk Club tonight. I especially enjoyed the track Middle English.

I am not Tom's agent or sales assistant and have no affliation with him at all but buy now for Christmas pressies for all your friends.

Ruth aka Mrs Brother Crow


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 04:38 AM

Hey Tom, is that Louis De Bernieres as good as Napper on the banjo or mandolin ?

eric


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 04:43 AM

Hey Eric - don't put me on the spot. These are my mates!! Louis is a consummate musician who plays dozens of instruments (including flute, guitar, banjo and mandolin) to a very high standard, and a seriously gifted writer and performer.

Louis reads a poem over Tom's banjo, ok? lol

T


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: Peace
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 05:37 AM

Love your site. I'll contact you thru MS.


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 08:43 AM

Only kidding Tom, sounds good to me.

eric


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: The Greyt Hound
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 04:50 PM

Still enjoying the album, Tom. Hope that the sales are going well.

Ruth


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 04:45 AM

West Yorkshire catters - watch out for my review in Winter Tykes News.

A fine effort from Tom as always.


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Jan 09 - 03:23 PM

I buy my music from emusic.com, which markets some of the recordings available through CDBaby. emusic.com doesn't have The Whisper yet, but they do have Tom's wonderful Island Stories available for download. I've enjoyed corresponding with Tom, but I had no idea he was such a good musician.
You can find samples of Tom's recordings at his myspace site.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 15 Jan 09 - 07:21 PM

Indeed Joe - Island Stories is a particularly fine CD and I'm glad you are enjoying it - probably still my favourite of Tom's but that, to some extent, is because it is a collection of some of his finest tracks around a theme with a couple of stunning new songs added for good measure. It is rarely that I go more than a couple of weeks without listening to it which I cannot say of many CD's - though I think Jez Lowe's new live one is going to be a serious contender.

I rather overdosed on 'The Whisper' when I first got it as I had a review to write in a fairly short timescale but it too has some absolutely stunning tracks which I am now returning to with great pleasure.

I believe there are many of us here in the UK that are just praying that Tom will keep up his writing and recording even if circumstances sadly seem to insist that his touring days may be coming to a end.

Looks like that's another pint Tom owes me! But also Joe we all owe you and your colleagues a beer for the great work you do in keeping our community together and giving an opportunity to hear new things we may not have come across otherwise. Afraid it may have to be a virtual one though!


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Subject: ADD: God Speed (The Snow Goose) Tom Bliss
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jun 13 - 05:16 PM

I came across this wonderful YouTube Recording of Tom Bliss and Tom Napper singing "God Speed (The Snow Goose)." I found the lyrics on the Tom Bliss Website, http://www.turnstone.tv/whisper.html:

GOD SPEED (The Snow Goose)
(Tom Bliss)

Silver white
a symphony of water, wind and light
where a saltmarsh meets the sea
sanctuary

Grey and green
And the painter's eye sees every hue between
and every brushstroke's reeds or rain
to ease his pain

CHORUS
Now it's my time,
My turn to hold you
My time,
My turn to set you free
God-speed

Black and white
the mighty wings that never tired in flight
that crossed an ocean in one bound
brought to ground

Pearl and gold
with violet eyes to fire a heart grown cold
brings her burden to be healed
to be revealed
CHORUS

Black and red
the port aflame, so many good men dead
with peppered sail and angel's wings
salvation brings

Crimson blue
a saltmarsh sunset - gulls fly through
the snow goose has no tale to tell
just farewell
CHORUS



This song will mean little to those who have never read The Snow Goose. Originally published in 1940 as a newspaper short story, and then as a book in 1946, this is the work of the American writer Paul Gallico (1897-1976). It hinges on the relationship between a solitary artist and a young girl who seeks his help in caring for an injured bird. Gallico used a true story from a previous book about a couple who had tended and tamed a wounded snow goose on the Essex Marshes.

Philip, the painter, is based on Gallico's firend, the artist Peter Scott, son of Captain Robert Falcon Scott (of the Antarctic), who, like Philip, lived in a light house - but at Sutton Bridge on the Wash. Peter's mother, the sculpor Kathleen Bruce, made a bust of John Montagu which stands in the hallway at Beaulieu.


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Subject: RE: New Album: Tom Bliss - The Whisper
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 29 Jun 13 - 07:32 PM

Thanks Joe - This is my favourite of all Tom's songs - I still see Tom from time to time at the Topic Folk Club and though I understand his reasons for retiring from the music scene his contributions are greatly missed - he is most certainly one of the great songwriters from these islands


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