Phil Odgers, well known as singer/songwriter with UK folk rebels The Men They Couldn’t Hang release this epic 5 Track EP to coincide with his UK tour in April 2018.
The title track ‘Mist On The Water’ is taken from his award-winning Vinyl Star Records album ‘Roll To The Left’ and features a stunning string arrangement by Pete Whitfield who’s worked with the likes of Paul Heaton, Ruts D.C. and Tom Jones.
Next up are 4 previously unreleased tracks - the autobiographic skiffle-a-billy road story ‘New Song Blues’ which starts off in ‘Swill’s’ home town of Oban in Scotland then jumps in a Vauxhall Victor and drives all the way to Broadcasting House in London for the John Peel show …namechecking Elvis, Hank Williams Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, The Jam and The Clash along the way!
Phil recorded ‘The Last Bird Has Flown’ using the actual Black Martin guitar previously owned by Johnny Cash and used during the American recordings in the 90’s.
This is followed by the bouncy ‘Cajun Instrumental’ – a track destined for great things as a piece of music for radio DJ’s to talk over in excited tones. Last, but not least, is a live version of ‘Mist On The Water’ recorded at the coveted Green Note in London’s Parkway on 14th September 2017. Nice!
1. Mist On The Water
2. New Song Blues
3. The Last Bird Has Flown
4. Cajun Instrumental
5. Mist On The Water (Live at Green Note)