BLUE MATTER RECORDS. LOBE 003
For the third release on Blue Matter, we wanted to see if we could get Tony Hill’s permission To reissue his 2001 masterpiece ‘Inexactness’. To our delight Tony was only too pleased to see the album make a long overdue reappearance.
For those of you who are not familiar with Tony’s work, here’s a brief description: As a teenager Tony worked in the ship yards of the North East, and by night he was playing guitar in the blues clubs of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. His first releases came with The Answers, whose ‘It’s Just A Fear’ has become the stuff of legend.
By 1967 Tony was in London and got asked to join The Misunderstood, a bunch of fine psychedelic Californians brought to the UK by one John Peel. Tony wrote and played for the band until they reluctantly had to return to the USA.
After this, Tony formed his own band High Tide. They recorded two albums for Liberty, the amazing 'Sea Shanties' in 1969, and ‘High Tide’ a year later, both featuring Tony’s unique guitar stylings and the brilliant violin of Simon House. High Tide split in the early 1970s, then almost 30 years later, in 2001, famed bassist Ade Shaw persuaded his old pal Tony to bring some new songs in to the studio. Backed by Ade on bass, Andy Ward on Drums, Nick Saloman on guitar and Matt Kelly on violin, Tony rolled back the years and Inexactness was born.
This is its first appearance on vinyl, and we think you’ll agree it’s been worth the wait.