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  • 'The Dolphin Club' Mystery Record?!?!?!

    I picked this up cheap as chips online as bit of a punt with no info given just the front cover which I thought looked a bit 80's and could have been a 12". I looked on the internet for info on it and couldn't find a peep and even now with more info gleaned from the back of the sleeve I'm still coming up with nothing. It's Scottish I think but other than that I'm at a loss. It's quite interesting music all told so can any clued up plussers shed any light?

    Music wise it's a bit jazzy, avant with female and male vox, weird instrumentation, some cool synth work and the sort of thing David Sylvian might put out but that's a very loose comparison.



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  • #2
    It's definitely a Scottish label - they also released Freddy McKay's Tribal Inna Yard LP in 1985
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    • #3
      Ah cheers RedX found the label on discogs strangely this release is MVWC so have no idea what the 'WC' stands for in this context maybe it's the only one catalogued that way. It's certainly not a reggae record though not even a little bit dub.

      I did Google some of the band members and was led to a mid 90's Scottish jazz comp. It also came from a huge job lot of records which were littered with Scottish folk private presses the vast majority of which looked very dubious indeed.

      Originally posted by RedX View Post
      It's definitely a Scottish label - they also released Freddy McKay's Tribal Inna Yard LP in 1985
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      • #4
        I'm gutted I missed this as I've been after it for a while. The WC stand for WaterCourse which was the label. I was previously unaware of the Freddy Mackay referenced upthread. The label had two spells with different distributors and released 5 LPs (6 that I'm now aware of). I have a compilation that was released on the label and this LP which has a fantastic opening track which I'lll post up in a moment. There's another couple of LPs I'm still after - 'The Tilting Ground' seems like it could be decent based on the track I've heard on the compilation and there's a classical guitar LP as well. I managed to get in touch with the label owner a while back as well as Nicky Hind but neither had any copies of the Dolphin Club. Glad to hear it's interesting, need to keep looking for a copy now. The label was based in central Scotland and a lot of the recording seems to have been done in Kinross near Perth.
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        • #5
          Here's that Nicky Hind track, love this
           

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          • #6
            I think Move were the distributors for the first incarnation of Watercourse Records, not the label itself so that reggae LP is not from the same label?

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            • #7
              What an answer! Cheers dukowski, you're right it does say 'watercourse' on the inner but also 'move records' which your instantly drawn to and the record explores a watery theme so I overlooked it when pondering 'WC' which all makes sense now.

              The sax on this is limited and it has post punk/new wave vocals narrated on some parts by the male vocalist so I can't compare it to the 'Nicky Hind' track you posted (which I great by the way!) albeit the production is as crisp and it's certainly jazz based but more song orientated if a bit leftfield in structure.

              I've listened to it 3-4 times now and it's really good especially the opening tracks on both sides and the album closer which is probably the most conventional track on there. It has that Scottish eighties pop vibe to it, I'm thinking 'Deacon Blue' without the cringe factor, that kind of sound (the last track that is)

              I wish I could say it was in excellent condition but it's been badly stored and came without an inner so has a picked up a few hairlines causing some pops and crackles here and there. It did benefit from a clean and may improve more so with another. The cover is a bit rough too but all in all nothing to get too upset about.

              I'll try and get around too ripping my favourite tracks and upping them somewhere, its a definite keeper and not one I'll find again in a hurry. If you want a rip of the whole thing feel free to hit me up.

              That Nicky Hind album I will be picking up too.
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              • #8
                No worries Amidar. I went and checked my records and the acoustic classical LP is by a Paul Galbraith (possibly the brother of the label owner I think?), the Tilting Ground LP is by Chick Lyall and Tore Brunborg and the compilation is called Maoin. The last three are all from 1990, the others from 1986 and 87 (Dolphin Club and Nicky Hind). Funny you mention new wave, Nicky Hind used to be in a few teenage punk and new wave bands prior to moving in to jazz. He lives in California now. That'd be amazin if you could rip the Dolphin Club for me at some point. I'll PM you about it, busy ripping the Tilting Ground track for you - think you'll like it based on liking Nicky Hind

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                • #9
                  Not a problem, it will probably be in the new year but don't mind at all.

                  I did google some of the names on the back but had little success but I'm wondering if the bass player on track 2 is the Alan Thomson. It certainly fits in with the fretless bass thing he was doing around the time. https://en-gb.facebook.com/Alanthomsonbass/ and could this be the Sax player. : https://www.facebook.com/donald.lang.399

                  I don't do Facebook so haven't asked. The album would seem to be the brainchild of 'David Marin' who I can find no information on and 'Larry Sanderson' who plays keyboards and violin and this sad story would seem to be his. : https://www.scotsman.com/news/brain-...music-1-967917

                  Originally posted by dukowski83 View Post
                  No worries Amidar. I went and checked my records and the acoustic classical LP is by a Paul Galbraith (possibly the brother of the label owner I think?), the Tilting Ground LP is by Chick Lyall and Tore Brunborg and the compilation is called Maoin. The last three are all from 1990, the others from 1986 and 87 (Dolphin Club and Nicky Hind). Funny you mention new wave, Nicky Hind used to be in a few teenage punk and new wave bands prior to moving in to jazz. He lives in California now. That'd be amazin if you could rip the Dolphin Club for me at some point. I'll PM you about it, busy ripping the Tilting Ground track for you - think you'll like it based on liking Nicky Hind
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                  • #10
                    David Marin was actually called David Galbraith

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                    • #11
                      Very Curious, half of me thinks are the three including Paul the same person but then you've spoken with the label owner so probably not. Looking up Paul he's a really serious classical player who is still doing concerts and putting out CD's of classical works.

                      He plays a custom 8 string guitar in an upright position. I don't know if that wooden stand device is his own invention as I've never seen one before but pretty cool none the less. :

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                      Originally posted by dukowski83 View Post
                      David Marin was actually called David Galbraith
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dukowski83 View Post
                        I think Move were the distributors for the first incarnation of Watercourse Records, not the label itself so that reggae LP is not from the same label?
                        It's the same Move logo on the label as on the back cover of the record pictured above (picture nicked from Discogs)

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                        Glad I bought the Freddy album when it was released as it seems to sell for silly money nowadays too!





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                        • #13
                          Odd label that. I've got some 80s soul comps on it.
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                          • #14
                            i have a nice clean copy of this i picked up from the shop on the royal mile for a squid. i like it and think its pretty good for a local new romantic/post punk sort of thing. i think i put a song in the charts section somewhere.proto hip hop wallace piks i think
                            oh that was on div share so no longer will it be there
                            give me a pm anyway dukowski as i know you are a scottish private press enthusiast and i've been getting rid of stuff anyways as i sample off youtube these days
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                            • #15
                              Top man Snoop! Whether or not you do a deal I'll rip it anyways and share it to a few jazz heads I know. It deserves some recognition plus it does have some nice ambient sections I may or may not fudge into a mix or toon.
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