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Nic Potter - The Blue Zone Album

Nic Potter - The Blue Zone Album
Performer: Nic Potter
Genre: Electro / Rock
Title: The Blue Zone
MP3 album size: 2332 mb
FLAC album size: 2880 mb
Style: Prog Rock, Ambient
Country: UK
Released: 2009
Catalog number: VP487CD
Label: Zomart Records

Tracklist


1A Whiter Shade Of Blue3:50
2Blue Zone Part Three (Gods & Ancestors)11:07
3Space One (Bonus Track)
4Ocean Blue6:08
5Secret Garden (Bonus Track)
6Blue Zone Part Two3:31
7Hard Is Irony3:41
8Blue Zone Part One5:45

Versions


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
VP103Nic Potter The Blue Zone ‎(LP, Album)Voice PrintVP103UK1990
VDGGFCD 10990508Nic Potter The Blue Zone ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial)Not On LabelVDGGFCD 10990508Russia1999
VP103Nic Potter The Blue Zone ‎(LP, Album, TP)VoiceprintVP103UK1990
VP103CDNic Potter The Blue Zone ‎(CD, Album)VoiceprintVP103CDUK1990
VP103Nic Potter The Blue Zone ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Blu)VoiceprintVP103UK1990

Credits


  • BassoonLindsay Cooper (tracks: 5)
  • Classical GuitarDuncan Browne (tracks: 4, 5)
  • Electric GuitarSnowy White (tracks: 1)
  • GuitarHuw Lloyd-Langton (tracks: 3, 6), Peter Hammill (tracks: 2)
  • OboeCatherine Milliken (tracks: 5)
  • Percussion [Woodblock]Guy Evans (tracks: 2)
  • SaxophoneMalcolm 'Molly' Duncan (tracks: 6)
  • ViolinStuart Gordon (tracks: 5)

Notes


Reissued in repackaged form with bonus tracks in 2009.

Barcodes


  • Barcode: 604388333820
  • Matrix / Runout: Sony DADC VP487CD 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY33
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI AEW22

Companies


  • Marketed By – Voiceprint
  • Distributed By – Voiceprint
  • Manufactured By – Sony DADC

Video

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Nic Potter, one-time member of Van Der Graaf Generator, has released a number of solos over the years, and THE BLUE ZONE (VP 103 CD) is one of his finest. Featuring a cast of musicians that includes: Lindsay Cooper, Guy Evans, Peter Hammill and Hugh Lloyd-Langton, this richly synthesized instrumental music has a rare beautiful haunting quality to it, particularly the almost Enid-like Ocean Blue and the superb symphonic suite Blue Zone itself, of which the opening section of part 3 is very reminiscent of Popol Vuh. In this album are hints of Anthony Phillips or Steve Hackett, along with rich synthetic orchestrations akin to The Enid or Terje Rypdal's Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away, or David Bedford's Odyssey. In contrast to Tim Blake's album, the only "poor" track here is the opener: A Whiter Shade Of Blue which is a mite light and poppy, although pleasant, and certainly at odds with the tracks that follow. So, mainly, an excellent album that seems to have been shamefully ignored - I wonder why?
From my review in Audion #22, published in July 1992
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