Chris Spedding - Joyland

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Joyland is the 14th studio album by English musician Chris Spedding, released in March 2015 via Cleopatra Records.

Christopher John "Chris" Spedding  is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and record producer. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Spedding is best known for his studio session work. By the early 1970s, he had become one of the most sought-after session guitarists in England. Spedding has played on and produced many albums and singles for other musicians as well as himself, and has also been a member of eleven rock bands: The Battered Ornaments, Frank Ricotti Quartet, King Mob, Mike Batt and Friends, Necessaries, Nucleus, Ricky Norton, Sharks, Trigger, and The Wombles.

The fact that he never quite broke through to stardom, except in his native England, parts of Europe, and in professional music circles, is more a result of bad timing and worse luck than any lack of talent or commitment on his part, having been producing since his debut album Songs Without Words in 1970. At 70, Spedding released Joyland. It's dominated by moody but high-spirited tunes with gutsy six-string work from the guitarist along with a roster of guest stars, ranging from Bryan Ferry in the ballad Gun Shaft City and Robert Gordon (Spedding's frequent vocalist on the R&B-influenced I Still Love You to Johnny Marr and some western picking in Heisenberg and Glen Matlock in Cafe Racer.

"Spedding has always been a strong instrumentalist with a clear eye regarding how to use his gifts, and the open spaces and noir-ish textures of these songs fit him like a well-tailored suit. Spedding has also had enough experience in the producer's chair to understand how these pieces should fit together, and Joyland sounds expert and well-crafted without an air of slickness or craft overcoming inspiration."- Mark Deming of Allmusic

Check out a couple of tracks from the album:  Now You See It, Joyland, I Still Love You, Gun Shaft CityBoom Shakka Boom, and The Pied Piper.

This LP record is on black vinyl and was pressed in the US.









Ian McShane


Now You See It

Arthur Brown


Cafe Racer

Glen Matlock


Gun Shaft City

Bryan Ferry



Johnny Marr


I Still Love You

Robert Gordon


The Pied Piper

Andy Mackay


Go Down South

Steve Parsons


Shock Treatment

Andy Fraser


I´m Your Sin



Message For Stella

Steve Parsons


Bom Shakka Boom


SKU 7411572145412
Record Label Cleopatra Records
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number CLP 2145
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 31 March 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 31 March 2015
Barcode # 7411572145412
Shipping Weight 0.2600kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock

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