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olliEzine March 2017

IN ASSOCIATION WITH
Market Square Records

 

Patto (first album)
Patto

Remastered and
Expanded Edition

AVAILABLE 28 APRIL 2017

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Hold Your Fire
Patto

2CD Remastered and
Expanded Edition

AVAILABLE 28 APRIL 2017

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Cherry Red Records and their label Esoteric Recordings have entered into an agreement with the legendary band Patto, (John Halsey, Clive Griffiths and the estates of the late Mike Patto and Ollie Halsall), to officially reissue all of the albums recorded by the band between 1970 and 1973. The reissues will all be re-mastered and feature liner notes written by journalist Sid Smith and exclusive interviews with John Halsey. The booklets will also feature previously unseen photos and drawings by the band taken from John Halsey’s personal archive.

In addition, the releases will be expanded by the inclusion of BBC Sessions, all released with the approval of both the BBC and Patto.

This long overdue reappraisal of the band begins with the release on Esoteric Recordings of expanded versions of the albums “Patto” and “Hold Your Fire” on 28th April. They will be followed on 26th May with an expanded reissue of “Roll ‘Em Smoke ‘Em, Put Another Line Out” and the first ever official release of the album “Monkey’s Bum” (recorded in 1973 but never officially released).

   

At the grand old age of 75, self described 'late developer' Lord Rodney, has gathered his flock of Parrots, including writing partner Michael 'Sir Henry at Rawlinson End' Livesley, Steely Dan's Elliott Randall, The Rutles' John 'Barry Wom' Halsey and The Mekons' Susie Honeyman - to record his debut LP of brand spanking new material. Lord Rodney has taken a look at the post-truth world we all now live in and has decided to hang up his hoe and leave his kitchen garden for a short while to offer us all his antidote - PARROTOPIA! However, PARROTOPIA! needs YOU!

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