Purveyors of all things prog, Gonzo Weekly, features the one and only Martin Springett and his Top 10 Desert Island Discs. What would be on your list?http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo190.html?b=1&p=86
“…an eccentric ‘s eccentric…” — Guy Gavriel Kay (The Fionavar Tapestry, Children of Earth and Sky, and many more) on Martin Springett’s art and music! Fitting!
Happy Canada Day folks! It’s a perfect day to celebrate and listen to Canadian music. One such Canadian we’d like to celebrate is Don Geppert! Don was the original producer on THE GARDENING CLUB and the record was recorded at his Captain Audio studio (the logo was done by none other than Martin Springett!). Don was a member of the BC-based psychedelic garage band The Reign and has worked with a number of wonderful Canadian musicians including prog favourites STARCHILD on their “Children of the Stars” LP that was released on the legendary Axe Records.
The completely remastered GARDENING CLUB is available to stream now! http://ow.ly/UTtJ301mB7n
“A better world would have more use for such music.” — Wilder Penfield III, The Toronto Star
A blast from the past review of THE GARDENING CLUB from its original release in 1983!
A reminder that you get one of these improvised drawings when you order The Gardening Club!
THE GARDENING CLUB –PRESALE–
This is it friends! A lost prog rock gem, The Gardening Club has been revitalized with a new release: a deluxe repackaged version of the original LP (and by original we mean it, each package comes from a stash of the long lost 1983 stock), an EP filled with previously unreleased songs and a brand new companion graphic novel filled with Springett’s signature lush, oneiric imagery, wonderful wordplay and decidedly English brand of the fantastic.
Moreover, this exclusive presale also features an original drawing by Springett with each package. That means, you get the original LP (which sells for $75 and more in collector’s circles), a six song EP of unreleased tracks, a 48-page graphic novel, and original drawing all for $50. This is prog package for music and art lovers that can’t be missed!
Packages will ship in late May!
The Gardening Club LP – Sealed since 1983!
Songs from the Greenhouse EP – Featuring six unreleased prog classics from the period!
The Gardening Club Graphic Novel – 48 pages and full colour that compliments the Martin Springett’s musical world!
Original Drawing by Martin Springett – Exclusive to the preorder this is a unique drawing just for you early adopters!
The Garden – A digital only musical gift to Space Wreckers from the mind of Martin Springett!
Digital copies of both the LP and EP – To take the Garden on the go!
The Gardening Club is fully grown. Original 1983 LP pressing from secret stash, new 6 song EP, and 48 page GN. Preorders coming soon! #