Dave Scott-Morgan Merchandise Bundle
CDs & Books
Seven - Morganisation CD
Dave's new album
So here is Dave Scott-Morgan’s Morganisation with SEVEN: British Guitar Music drawn from different wells and different times brought together in this new album release. Dave Scott-Morgan, hit songwriter and former guitarist with the Electric Light Orchestra hard-wires the music and heads up the cast with his music creation tribe Morganisation and - I see looking at the sleeve credits - contributions by Tony Clarkin (Magnum), Richard Tandy (ELO) and even the late Carl Wayne (The Move). SEVEN, though an eclectic mix of songs, is in the style of latter-day Beatlesque pop. Its Dave’s seventh CD, set for release on July seven - the seventh day of the seventh month… and it has SEVEN songs on it (plus a bonus track)!
5 song CD in digipack
Five songs - Inspired by the landscape, stories and characters linked to the Scottish Highlands. The cover art is a painting by highland artist Claire Innis and contains the stories behind the songs. ‘Big Brown Sky’ and ‘Gibraltar Farm’ are songs first heard on Morganisation’s ‘Bubbles’ album, now remixed and re-mastered; ‘Still’ and ‘The Eyes of Lochaber’ birthed out of Dave's highland experience. When it's time to leave there is ‘Not in Narnia’ (a tongue in cheek lament of heading back down the M6).
earthrise special edition CD
Symphonic Rock album
Originally released in the USA in 1984, Earthrise was an album by Richard Tandy and David Morgan, recorded and released after they finished touring as members of The Electric Light Orchestra.
Pull the plug on your ear-player and get out the old stereogram, for this deserves to be heard BIG. Earthrise is symphonic rock, with interwoven themes, leitmotivs and often complex and lush movements. It is also pure high quality pop, of the kind that is massive in Europe and practically non-existent in the UK, eg, The Alan Parsons Project, who never got airplay here (and still don’t) but who are huge in the rest of Europe and the US. It is not surprising that the Europop feel of Scott Morgan’s work, which is evident here, was attractive to Sandra Ann Laur and her de facto Guru, Michael Cretu, the man behind Enigma. (Sandra recorded "Hiroshima" written by Morgan and it became a big hit in Europe) It is no surprise of course that there is an ELO sound in places. Morgan’s voice cannot be underestimated; sometimes Dylanesque, sometimes quite calm and pure, and then again funky or rocky. If ever there was a case of a vocal being an instrument, this is it, especially when it is mixed by a vocoder. The album is a testimony to what can be done with relatively sophisticated technology when it is under the complete control of master musicians. It has overtones of Alan Parsons, ELO, Jean Michelle Jarre and Klaatu (the creators of Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft). As a whole, it is an album you can listen to from beginning to end, and you know, you can still do this, in high-fi, in-room stereo. Rock Legacy.
Reel Two CD
Eclectic album of ballads, rock and pop
Here is Alan Heath's review of REEL TWO in 'King of the Universe' mag:
These previously unfinished old demos along with some newly recorded songs now see a release as 'REEL TWO' an album comprising mostly of love songs. The songs on this album have successfully captured varied aspects of this universal theme. The opening track 'GOLDEN OLDIES' springs the album into life and from there you embark on a roller-coaster of emotions. With tracks as strong as 'APRIL FLOWERS', 'WHAT LOVE ISN'T', 'EVER SINCE I CAN REMEMBER', 'THE BIT IN THE MIDDLE', 'NOTHING SAYS', 'PERFECT LOVE', and 'PLEASE DON'T GO' (which is a real tear jerker), they will be played over and over again and are going to be remembered as beautifully crafted classics. The quality of the songs are timeless, the production exceptional and Dave's voice has simply never sounded better than on this wonderful collection of songs. 'MODESTE' (a Jim Cleary song) deserves comparison with ELO's "HELLO MY OLD FRIEND" and the album also has it's humourous moments with 'GO GETTER LADY' and 'DO YOU MIND?' a song so full of tongue in cheek moments, watch out for the sting at the end of the song! 'YES IT IS', is a great cover of this sixties BEATLES b-side, and is arguably no less beautiful than the original. Recorded in an unplugged style the whole track send's shivers down your spine. All songs are performed by Dave Morgan with contributing musicians including former ELO stars Richard Tandy and Martin Smith along with Bob Wilson, Tony Kelsey, Alan Smith, Mandy Scott-Morgan, Nadine Stavonina, Lisa Kelsey, Pip Allkins, Steve Wilson, J.J.Ford and George Styles who provided the wonderful humourous trackette at the end. The songs on this album all add up to one thing, pure enjoyment. This collection of songs are simply the best collection of ELO-related songs to be released in a long, long time. Enjoy them to the full.
Patterns in the Chaos Autobiography
Autobiography of David Scott-Morgan, writer and musician from Birmingham England. This 200+ page book illustrated with over 70 old photos , is delivered with humour and pathos. A story of a wayward soul caught up on the strands of happenstance; a tale of rebellion, restoration, failure and success.
Dave Morgan was fashioned in the sixties to move on the fringes of rock 'n' roll stardom both writing songs and in the stage line up of Birmingham's headline bands (The Move, Magnum, ELO). His story dances between high-rollers and nobodies, the very famous and the very obscure, giving engaging snapshots of life in a world famous group (the Electric Light Orchestra) as well as insights into such disparate subjects as flying aeroplanes, post-revolution Romania, being born-again, and inventing things!
Bubbles album (Limited Copies)
Bubbles + bonus
Luis Miguel of Spain has kindly made available a limited quantity of 'Bubbles' CDs for my fans. 'Bubbles' is the first release under the MOrganisation banner - that's my group and music creation tribe. But why the name ‘Bubbles’? - that’s because it's some songettes bubbling up between the tracks! – there are three of them as yet – ‘I’d love to see you’ opens the album, ‘The Rockford bubble’ introduces ‘Mistress Caroline’ and ‘Ceilidh Light’ ends the album after ‘Big Brown Sky.’ Happy Bubbling!
BC Collection CD
Dave's rock, pop songs featuring ELO pianist Richard Tandy and former bass player Martin Smith
This collection began life as a one-off for the ELO fan club back in 1992. It has been in constant reprint ever since and is now a classic collectors item of punchy, melodic pop-rock by ELO musicians Richard Tandy, Dave Morgan and Martin Smith.
Across the Divide CD
Eclectic mix of rock, pop, blues, folk
European hit writer and one-time guitarist with the cosmic British band ELO, playing a genre-jumping selection of follies and fables from his own digital workspace. Listen here.
*Ged Eastick Interview from Rock Legacy *
Ged: So Dave, What’s it all about?
Dave: Well. There are some legacy tracks and some very new material. I have had a lot of songs that I couldn't finish until the technology came along. With the arrival of 'Pro-Tools' I have been able to work on the songs and get them into a state where Martin Smith can work his magic as a producer. It’s a question of my software being able to talk to his software.
Ged: Is Richard Tandy involved?
Dave: Richard does not play on the album, mainly because he is not in the loop technically. We live a long way from each other and he doesn’t have the software. Richard has heard all the songs and given me a lot of advice and encouragement all through the project.
Ged: What did you make of the recent TV 'Jeff-fest'?
Dave: It was great to see Jeff being Jeff, and to know that the public has finally got a chance to see the lovely and funny guy that he is to Richard and me.