main reason for me recording this album was that I thought
it would be a nice challenge to record a proper solo album,
with the word solo as its true meaning where I would play
every instrument, sing all of the vocals, produce and mix
the tracks, paint the album sleeve, drive the van and make
the tea. Now, that's a SOLO album!" Roy
Wood - August, 2007
Wood's classic debut album is at last available on CD,
magnificently remastered from the original analogue tapes
for the first time ever!
Critically acclaimed as a masterpiece when first released in 1973,
'Boulders' is a solo album in the
truest sense of the word. From painting the LP sleeve to writing,
performing, arranging and producing, Roy did it all in his own
distinctive style. The album is even more remarkable when you
realise the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist was also
recording The Move's final album 'Message
From The Country', ELO's debut album plus Wizzard's
first hits 'Ballpark Incident' and
'See My Baby Jive', all for EMI's
Roy has been fully involved in every aspect of the new digital
remaster and has written superb in-depth sleeve notes, giving
a unique insight into the making of the album originally recorded
at Philips and Abbey Road studios.
and sympathetic remastering by Peter Mew at Abbey Road
has ensured the songs are presented with greater clarity than
ever before. 'Boulders' can now be heard as Roy Wood intended
it to be PLUS there is a previously unreleased bonus of an early
version of 'Dear Elaine', only recently
discovered in the Abbey Road archive.
the man himself, 'Boulders' is the most eclectic, endearing and
eccentric collection of songs you will ever find and explores
many different genres of popular music. From the infectious 'Songs
Of Praise' via the ingenious 'Wake
Up' and understated brilliance of 'Miss
Clarke And The Computer' through to the hard-rocking 'Locomotive',
we are afforded a fascinating journey through the influences and
inspirations of the amazing Roy Wood.
again, 'Boulders' looks set to be a firm favourite amongst "rock"
will soon be available from the FTM SHOP
with EXCLUSIVE Collectors
Edition Roy Wood postcard.
available from the FTM SHOP
is our first-ever t-shirt,
celebrating the 'Boulders' reissue. The t-shirt is a strictly
limited edition and only
size 2XL are left - BE QUICK!