by Andy Gee at CD Services/Dead Earnest Records
A double CD with 34 tracks digitally re-mastered by Tim Jones at the Stone Studio, Alston, Cumbria, UK is now available from the Tim and Terri at Stone Premonitions (www.Aural-Innovations.com/stonepremonitions), Stuart at Zeitgeist (www.zeitgeist-scot.co.uk) and all good record shops. This is a fascinating history of Stone Premonitions who, to quote from the liner notes, 'inhabit a musical world that is rich in its diversity' and is 'honest and true' in a way that will 'appeal to all discerning music lovers everywhere'. This retrospective is a compilation CD with a difference, a kind of 'rockumentary' where the music takes centre stage of course but those who have supported and broadcast the music of Census of Hallucinations, The Rabbit's Hat, Kromlek, Mr Quimby's Beard, Somebody Famous, Body Full of Stars et al over the years also have their say! Even those who already own some of the Stone Premonitions releases will find something new here like a great hitherto unreleased live version of 'Mountain Climbing' recorded for Radio Newcastle. A tribute CD 'with a difference' is also available featuring 10 tracks that are either interpretations of or inspired by two Tim and Terri songs called 'The Moon' and 'Orion'. Pride of place must go to two incredible versions of 'The Moon' by legendary 1970 Vertigo band Clear Blue Sky who have gone from strength to strength in recent years with recordings like 'Mirror of The Stars' on Aftermath Records. There has also been much radio airplay of Australian psychedelic space rockers Brainstorm's version of 'The Moon', Dave Dill's stunningly beautiful rendition of the same song and DJ/ musician Lord Litter's 'customary sonic surprise' on 'Orion.' There are many others to enjoy and we hope that music lovers can join in celebrating 10 years of a very special and influential label- Stone Premonitions! 'The Moon Orion Project' is also available direct from Stone Premonitions, from Zeitgeist and many other outlets.
by Phil Jackson - Karnaval