HARVEY REID'S EARLIEST RECORDINGS (#101 & #102)

NOTE: These 2 LP's have been unavailable for over 15 years. We have a few copies for sale on vinyl-- and have transferred them both to digital, so the music on them is now available for sale. It's priced on a per-song basis, and in our Custom CD's you will be able to order specific songs off the web site. You can order from the out-of-print catalog, plus some selected goodies including out-takes, live cuts and historic things. These songs will be burned onto a CD that will be mailed to you.We will not offer them as MP3 files, but you will have access to this out-of-print music, as well as an increasing number of out-takes, live cuts, and rare or historic things we have in our vaults. With each custom CD you will get color art work & track information (for the LP's below, we make you a jewel box CD for $20 with full color art taken directly from the LP jacket) With custom CD's you also get credits and very detailed historical information about date, location & personnel surrounding each song you purchase.


Nothin But Guitar cover

#101- Harvey's first recording, a guitar instrumental LP titled Nothin' But Guitar was recorded 3/28, 11/28-29, 12/20/81 at TRACK Recorders Silver Spring MD (engineered by Ron Freeland) and released in Fall of 1982. Nine of its 16 cuts were re-released (all but one of them re-recorded) on #105 Solo Guitar Sketchbook. Three or four of the remaining missing cuts are hopefully to be included on a collection of partial capo music. It was never released on CD or tape. (Wildwood Flower was re-released on the 2002 compilation #116- "Dreamer or Believer" (in print as 2CD set) This LP is the first recording to feature the partial capoed solo guitar. (tracks that use the Third Hand Capo are marked with *) It was recorded direct- to 2-track analog superbly engineered by Ron Freeland and recorded at TRACK Studios in Silver Spring MD in 1981 and 1982, using Neumann mikes, a Neve console, and Ampex 2-track analog tape with Dolby A and EMT plate reverb. Only 2000 copies were pressed.Tracks marked with (+) have not reen re-released or re-recorded. Only one of the tracks (Wildwood Flower) are available for digital download as of Dec. 2011. All tracks composed or arranged by Harvey Reid unless noted. All tracks used a 1976 Gallagher Doc Watson model guitar except 1, 14 which used a 1965 round-neck wood-body Dobro.

SIDE ONE: The Albatross*, Le Petit Rien (Couperin)(+), Simple Gifts*, The Fisherman (Kottke), The Elves and the Shoemaker, Rocky Road*(+), I'll Fly Away*, Minuet in G
SIDE TWO: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Dirty Dish Rag, Wildwood Flower*, Slipped Through My Hand*, Irish Washerwoman/Home From The Sea(+), The Ghost of Casey Jones (+), Farewell to Tarwaithe*(+)

We do have a very small number of unopened LP's (Wakefield virgin vinyl, European loose packaging-- the top-shelf analog experience) of this that are for sale BUY NOW



Very Old Song Cover

#102- A Very Old Song was released in Fall of 1984. There were 2000 copies pressed. It was Harvey's only multi-track studio recording until a few cuts were done in multi-track in 1998 on #113. Harvey plays 6 and 12-string guitar, slide guitar and autoharp and sings, and wrote all the songs. This is the first recording to feature the now-common Esus 3-string partial capo configuration. (A partial capo was used on tracks 1,2,45,9 and 10.) Al Petteway plays bass, Lynn Rothermich sings harmony, Rick Watson plays piano & guitar and sings, Akira Otsuka plays mandolin, Brian Silber plays violin and viola, and Robbie Flint (in the Alan Jackson band for many years) plays pedal steel on 2 tracks, The LP contained 10 cuts, and only "Johnny the Fisherman" has been released on CD (Overview in 1990-- still in print) though newer re-recordings exist of later performances of all but 2 of the songs. #102 was never released on CD or tape, and none of the tracks are available for digital download as of Dec. 2011. The tracks marked * do not appear anywhere else.

It was also engineered by Ron Freeland and recorded at TRACK Studios in Silver Spring MD in 1982 and 1983, using Neumann mikes, a Neve console, to Ampex 2-inch 16-track analog tape with Dolby A and EMT plate reverb. (TRACK Studios is also where the famous "JD Crowe & the New South" LP was recorded with Ricky Skaggs, Bobby Hicks, Jerry Douglas, Tony Rice and JD, and Linda Ronstadt's epic"Heart Like A Wheel" was also recorded there.

We do have a small supply of unopened LP's (Wakefield virgin vinyl, European loose packaging-- the top-shelf analog experience) of this that are for sale BUY NOW

SIDE ONE: Dreamer or Believer, I Will Learn to Love You*, Raspberry Reel*, Slipped Through My Hand, Suite for the Duchess
SIDE TWO: All or Nothing, Cryin Shame, The Flower of Loudoun County, Johnny the Fisherman, A Very Old Song


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