Roger Ilott + Penny Davies[Australia]
Roger Ilott Ė vocal, acoustic guitars, pedal steel, keyboards
Penny Davies Ė backing vocal
RI:Iíve loved Procol Harum since I first heard their music as a teenager in 1967. Over the years Iíve absorbed every note and word on their albums.
Though Penny Davies and I are folksingers, and the music we write and record is folk-based, Procol Harumís influence is woven throughout our recorded musical catalogue.
Recording a version of Gary Brookerís The Angler was therefore an interesting challenge from Roland Ė in this case, rather than our version being influenced by Procol Harum, we turned it about so that the recording reflected our folk music background.
Penny and I approached The Angler as we would a folk song, taking the basic song structure and letting the instruments, voices and arrangement develop the story.
Art & Lutherie parlour guitar (2002), KYairi small-bodied acoustic guitar (1983),
Recorded on TASCAM DA-38, using Rode NT2 microphone
Produced, recorded and mixed byRoger Ilott © 2003 Restless Music, PO Box 438, Stanthorpe, Queensland 4380, Australia