jeremy harmer: idiosyncratics and swallows wings
  • jeremy harmer

  • idiosyncratics and swallows wings (LP)

  • sku: SOMM088
  • Condition: Brand New In Stock
  • 24.90
  • $26.15

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  • Format: LP
  • Label: Guerssen
  • Genre: Psychedelic
  • Original artwork in hard cardboard sleeve
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  • Insert with liner notes and photos
  • Download card

Mega rare UK private album (99 copies originally pressed in 1969) by singer/songwriter Jeremy Harmer, featuring David Costa of psych-folk band TREES on guitar.

Melancholic, introspective psych-folk with chamber/ baroque feel. Guitar, flute, viola, bass, drums…

Jeremy Harmer started singing and playing at school and university, where his circle of friends included aspiring folk musicians like Nick Drake and pre-Trees David Costa. Jeremy has a long history as a singer/songwriter and performer, along with his work in the field of English language teaching.

“Idiosyncratics and Swallows’ Wings” was recorded one night in 1968 at the studios of Anglia Television, Norwich, while Jeremy was at the University of East Anglia. Along with Jeremy singing and playing guitar, the album features a mini-chamber ensemble of flute, viola, bass and drums with orchestral arrangements written by John Trevitt from the School of Fine Arts. Jeremy’s friend David Costa (prior to forming the psych-folk band Trees) played guitar on several tracks and co-wrote “Tuesday P.M.”

Only 99 copies were pressed at the time and all were sold to people at the University, making it impossible to find now.

Track listing:

    Side 1
  • Pastiche
  • Josephine
  • A Sad Song
  • A Happy Song
  • Peaople Smile With Ghosts In The Land of Make Believe
  • Side 2
  • Tuesday P. M.
  • Home of Years
  • A Captain's Apprentice
  • With You Each Day - 5.Self-contained
  • Melanie