Matt Taylor - The Mushroom Years Black Label Box Set

3CD Box Set Individually Numbered & Autographed by Matt

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The Mushroom Years Black Label Box Set is a 3CD box set containing the first three solo albums released by Australian blues musician Matt Taylor, originally released between 1973 and 1975 via Mushroom Records.

Considered the father of Australian blues, Matt Taylor began playing in The Bay City Union, one of nation’s first electric blues bands, before joining Wild Cherries and later the blues band Chain in September 1970. In between stints with various communes, over the years he has toured and recorded with Chain, formed Western Flyer, recorded five solo albums, and played with BB KingMuddy WatersAlbert KingJohn MayallCanned Heat and many more critically acclaimed musicians.

The Mushroom Years Black Label Box Set contains the three solo albums Matt Taylor recorded for Mushroom Records: Straight As A DieMusic, and Old, New, Intuitive.

Straight As A Die:

Originally released in December 1973, Straight As A Die was Matt Taylor's debut solo album, and features Matt Taylor (Vocals/Harmonica), Phil Manning (Lead Guitar), Greg "SleepyLawrie (Guitar), Barry Harvey (Drums), Barry Sullivan (Bass), Ian Winter (Guest guitarist), and Jibon D.Mandall (tabla). The single "I Remember When I Was Young"/"Krishna Loves You, Too" which had been recorded in an open paddock at Kingston Park Farm, became a Top Ten hit in Melbourne, with the album reaching number 15 on the national charts. Taylor toured the country, performing at Sunbury 1974; the live track "We'll Never Do the Same Again" appeared on the various artists album Highlights of Sunbury '74 Part 2.

Check out the tracks "I Remember When I Was Young", "Brisbane to Beechworth", "Chickens" and "We'll Never Do The Same Again".

 

Music:

Music was originally released in August 1974, and is Matt Taylor's second solo album, recorded with Greg "SleepyLawrie on lead guitar, Graham Morgan on drums, and Barry Sullivan on bass.

Check out the tracks "Going Back", "Questions and Answers", and "Fair Dinkum Aussie Blues".

 

Old, New, Intuitive:

Recorded after supporting Jethro Tull during their Australian tour in in August 1975, Matt Taylor's third solo album, Old, New, Intuitive, was released in September that same year, and was recorded with the same backing band as Music. The band members that recorded this album were Matt Taylor (Vocals/Harmonica), Greg 'Sleepy' Lawrie (Lead Guitar), Graham Morgan (Drums), Barry Sullivan (Bass).

Check out the tracks "Watch Out", "Bendigo", and "Hound Dog Dust Bust".

All three individual CDs come in a jewel case, and are housed in a box set individually numbered and autographed by Matt Taylor, and were "Taylor" made in Australia and released via Forever Records.

(Forever095)

Tracklisting:

Straight As A Die

 

 

Track

Time

1

Mother Nature

4:48

2

Brisbane to Beechworth

6:12

3

Simple Decision

4:45

4

We'll Never Do the Same Again

4:51

5

Chickens

5:59

6

Hall of Fame

4:14

7

Krishna Loves You Too

7:12

8

Dance

3:45

9

I Remember When I Was Young

3:58

Music

 

Track

Time

1

Questions and Answers

4:36

2

Tweetie

6:39

3

Going Back

4:59

4

Rearranged

3:57

5

Everyone Has Their Own Path

5:21

6

Problems

5:34

7

Alone

5:20

8

Fair Dinkum Aussie Blues

4:02

Old, New, Intuitive

 

Track

Time

1

Bendigo

4:02

2

Hound Dog Dust Bust

3:57

3

The Beast

5:04

4

Good Advice

3:49

5

Hope

4:53

6

This Story Must Have No End

5:48

7

Watch Out

4:55

8

Somebody Stole My Hair

3:36

9

My My My

6:08

SKU Forever095
Record Label Forever Records
Label / Model # Forever
Catalogue Number None
Country AU - Australia
Release Date (Year) 01 January 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 01 January 1973
Barcode # Forever095
Shipping Weight 0.2600kg
Shipping Width 0.032m
Shipping Height 0.125m
Shipping Length 0.142m
Shipping Cubic 0.000568m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 3CD Box Set, Individually Numbered and Autographed by Matt Taylor, Featuring Straight As A Die, Music & New Initiative Albums
Format CD
Genre Blues
Genre Electric Blues
Genre Harmonica Blues

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