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Rainfall (1991) - Polystar PSCR-1028
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Lyrics for this album

Track list: Farewell Maria/The Sally Gardens/I Just Wasn't Made For These Times/Sirens Call/Rainfall/The Captain's Apprentice/Still Life/A Cloudless Day/The Metempsychosis Song/The Dark/Chelsea Bridge/The Corncircle Dance/Shoot

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Credited to "Louis Philippe With Dean Brodrick", Rainfall is something of a "concept" album, inasmuch the duettists had previously agreed to use nothing but sounds that could be generated by the piano and/or the human voice - percussions included! The sessions took place at The Works, Chiswick, in January 1991, before it was re-christened Chiswick Reach. The result is a highly experimental album, albeit one with great sonic continuity. Two of the tunes were written by Dean in collaboration with poet Ruskin Watts: The Metempsychosis Song and The Corncircle Dance. Other writers drafted in for this most unusual album were...Duke Ellington, Brian Wilson, and Benjamin Britten. Rainfall sold all of its 5,000 pressed copies and is unfortunately deleted.

Featured Musicians: Louis Philippe and Dean Brodrick (piano, piano samples & vocals)

Production: Produced and arranged by Dean & Louis; Recorded and mixed at The Works, London; Executive Producer, Ken Makimura; Artwork by Dean, Louis and Jacques Le Loup; Photography by David O'Driscoll; Overdubs and editing engineer, Martin Slack.

This album was also released along with Jean Renoir as 2 album CD - Cherry Red Records, CDMRED 162

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