Limited edition vinyl LP pressing housed in a deluxe gatefold Stoughton tip-on jacket. Upon first glance, one could be forgiven for wondering which is the artist and which is the title of this album. Memphis' Larry "Gimmer" Nicholson still remains a great unknown today, despite his having orbited the periphery of the city's music scene since the early '60s, playing with artists ranging from Furry Lewis to William Eggleston and influencing a young Chris Bell (Big Star). Fusing classical and folk music, the sound Gimmer created for Christopher Idylls was evocative and unusual, it's chiming guitars recalling the music of centuries past while also-when recorded in 1968-being quite desperately ahead of its time. The album was recorded with Terry Manning (Big Star, Led Zeppelin), who describes its creator as "one of the world's most enigmatic people. I don't know how many people really knew him because he was such a private person, a 'full of love' person, who had a dark side as well." The six compositions that comprise Christopher Idylls were composed out west, Manning believes, while overlooking the Pacific Ocean. They were laid down in 1968 in four weeks of intimate sessions at Ardent Studios that saw Gimmer experiment by feeding acoustic guitars through delay pedals, layering and layering the sound live-one of the first examples of electronic repeat being used as part of the music. First ever vinyl reissue. Remastered from original master tapes. Album cover by William Eggleston (Big Star, Alex Chilton, Spoon, Silver Jews). Essay by Mempian Andria Lisle interviewing key players.
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