ACQUIRE is now LIVE, at last!!!March 23rd, 2012
At last, a place where all of Bourne’s available recorded output can be purchased. The PUBLICLY AVAILABLE page features all published albums that feature Bourne’s work as a solo artist, collaborator and sideman (listed in reverse chronological order), available at the bargain price of £9.99 each!
The PRIVATE ARCHIVE page will feature previously unissued works from Bourne’s private archive of recordings, available for download only (320kbps mp3). Including a ten-year back catalogue of a huge number of solo concerts from around Europe, recordings of compositions, individual selections from large-scale works and other, one-off rarities; the PRIVATE ARCHIVE balances the weight of Bourne’s available collaborative work by addressing the shortage of the available recorded output of his work as a solo artist.
Priced at a recession-friendly £1.99 each (a large number of the tracks are 30-40 minutes in length), these will be released gradually and in chronological order, so be sure to stay tuned either by subscribing to the blog or by joining the mailing list to receive occasional newsletters about these releases (and other things) as they occur.
0504012030 – for John Zorn & Mike Osborne, recorded at the Perrier Jazz Awards on April 5th 2001, is the performance that exposed Bourne to a wider public. This is a RARE recording and has not been officially released in any format until now. The works of Michael Brecker, Roni Size, Lionel Ritchie and dialogue from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are just some of the influences that put in an appearance…
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