Nick Harper - The Wilderness Years Vol 3
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Pressed on 180g RED vinyl, this limited edition pressing of only 300 copies
is the final blast from the deep Harperspace faults.
Including exclusive sleeve notes from the man himself this final chapter in his exploration of vinyl for this series features his selections from the last three albums from the nine.
'The Last Guitar' happened after his trek to the Himalayas with the Love Hope Strength Foundation. Searching for something? yes , but writing songs on the way and playing with words, the resulting album felt like a last hurrah.
'Riven ' on the other hand was a far more epic affair and 'Nix' was a much more simplistic naked affair recorded over 10 days. 'Fresh and simple' as Nick says.
Son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick was born in London and raised in Wiltshire. Having played the guitar from the age of 10 and surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour as he grew up, it was no surprise when Nick made his recording debut on his father's Whatever Happened to Jugula? in 1985.
Nick's talent and energy entranced Roy's fans and it was inevitable that he would begin touring and recording in his own right. The 1994 EP Light at the End of the Kennel was swiftly followed by his powerful 1995 debut long player Seed prompting The Independent to describe him as "hugely talented".