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'Songs For Elisabeth' is a compilation of Seasick Steve's songs, creating a blues alternative to the standard Valentine's release. The tracks are brought together from the Californian's four studio albums and include the unreleased 'Ready For Love', which retains the warm, classic blues sound alongside songs from his debut 'Cheap'. The artwork, created by his son Didrik Wold, is designed as a Valentine's card with agreeting written inside by Seasick Steve.

1. 8 Ball
2. Walkin' Man
3. My Donny
4. Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
5. Just Like A King
6. My Home (Blue Eyes)
7. Ready For Love
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#1
Poor show. Disappointed that someone I thought was a genuine artist has fallen for the record label cash-in trick.
#2
ravenheart
Poor show. Disappointed that someone I thought was a genuine artist has fallen for the record label cash-in trick.


What makes you think 'Steve has anything to do with the release or the selection of the tracks?

BFN,

fp.
#3
Hence "fallen for". While still on the label, if he really wanted to, he could not authorise the release.

It's only after leaving a label, if they have signed over the rights to the music released on that label to the company, that things can be released without any say-so from the artist at all.

I doubt he had any say in the track selection, but this will, at some point, have had Steve's agreement to be released. While their own music is rarely 100% in the control of the artist, as this is his current label, he will have had to say it's OK for them to do this. He will also have had to give them the unreleased track. They won't have had that sitting in their vaults to be released at their whim. Artists don't just hand over everything they've written.
#4
ravenheart
Hence "fallen for". While still on the label, if he really wanted to, he could not authorise the release.

It's only after leaving a label, if they have signed over the rights to the music released on that label to the company, that things can be released without any say-so from the artist at all.

I doubt he had any say in the track selection, but this will, at some point, have had Steve's agreement to be released. While their own music is rarely 100% in the control of the artist, as this is his current label, he will have had to say it's OK for them to do this. He will also have had to give them the unreleased track. They won't have had that sitting in their vaults to be released at their whim. Artists don't just hand over everything they've written.


Unless you have seen the artist's contract then neither of us knows for sure... but the "new" track may just have been sat on the shelf & not been deemed suitable for previous output from the label. It is "unreleased" not "newly discovered".

Either way, "heat" added.

BFN,

fp.
#5
Totally agree. I'm a big steve fan and find this disappointing. The Man From Another Time has not long been released anyway has it?
#6
Pity the comments - no offence peeps ... but I'd not heard of this dude till a mate showed me on youtube a week ago.

For that, I think it deserves a bit of heat to get him known more out there.

For the fans I guess its a bit of a downer based on comments... but, if you wanna promote the guy then guess you should vote with your feet.

Cheers... glug glug
#7
Damned Chiggers!
#8
sharkalos
Damned Chiggers!


What?
#9
RFC1795
...but, if you wanna promote the guy then guess you should vote with your feet.


He did a good job of promoting himself when he appeared both on Jools Holland's programme & on "Top Gear".

BFN,

fp.
#10
Southerner
What?


I came from nothing
#11
I agree Its a pity there isnt more new stuff on this - but I will still get it. I really like his no frills music. You need to see his guitars and diddly bow live and then hear what he can do with them to believe it. To me, that is a musician.

As for 'selling out' etc to the record labels..This guy does a 2 hour live show when he gigs. Has had a hard life in anyones books and is still a 'performing' artist at 69 years old - playing at the top Festivals for the last couple of years. Had a heart attack but still laid down the tracks to his album in his kitchen.

If he is able to make a few quid and turn out some good music while he can ..I certainly wont be blaming him!

If you havent seen him live try to...if not youtube have some good intros to his stuff.

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