Moon over the Downs….a Trailer Star Tribute 2004
This wonderful set of renditions of my lyrics came out in 2003 and pretty quickly sank in the quicksands of the music ‘bizness’. All the artists volunteered their tracks by MP3 and Kris and Joe of Cicero Buck tied it all together on Super Tiny Records and that was it basically….various artists records, let alone a Charity record don’t get shelf space on the market so that was that until now and the beauties of NING which mean I can represent it complete with no fear of downloads…..so if you want a hard copy you gotta pay some dues to Cancer Research UK. It was dedicated to my father who sadly died of pancreatic cancer in 2004. My mother has now been diagnosed with a separate form of cancer so time to highlight this gem and pray yet again….
I cannot thank enough the artists who contributed to it and hope this post helps shine a light on them in return as a form of thanks……keep on shining…..
Like The Moon over the Downs…
Shaun Belcher on behalf of the late great Trailer Star
CANCER RESEARCH UK
THE TRAILER STAR TRIBUTE – SUPER TINY RECORDS – STR002
the tribute to the star that never was – 15 groovy tracks by the likes of Jim Roll, Deanna Varagona, Bob Cheevers, Ronny Elliott..
The album certainly holds its head high with any other number of other, more orthodox, tribute albums and rarely betrays its DIY origins and the haste with which it was assembled. The quality of the songs and performances are certainly worth hearing for their own sake, but spending money on the album also gives the bonus of helping with cancer research.
Steven Wilcock – Triste Magazine
One of the most beautiful Americana records that have been released over this past year is without any doubt this captivating album.The 15 tracks are 15 beautiful songs, which, in spite of their diversity,constitute one coherent whole. They paint a picture of the darkish, Twin Peaks-like world of Trailer Star.
Bert Van Kesssel – Insurgent Country Germany
“I could go on and on about the quality of this record so please do yourself a favour and go out and buy the damn thing! To sum up ,a quote from ‘The Lynton Flood’ sung by Kevin Meisel ‘Nobody knew where the water came from on that fateful day.’ Then again any quote from any song would sum up this superb compilation. Trailer Star= Five Star.”
David Tonberg – Medicine Music Reviews
“a brand new charity album for Cancer Research featuring 14 tracks by some of the best americana talent in the world today including Cicero Buck and Bob Cheevers ”
“..there’s nothing here to have you press the skip button and several warrant hefty use of the repeat. Old Trailer would have been darn proud”
Mike Davies Netrhythms 2003
“This is a highly original, musically diverse and very listenable charity album with partial proceeds to go to Cancer Research UK.”
* * * (out of 4) Maverick Magazine .