Recorded Live in Germany in April, 1999. The cover is on a bridge over the railroad tracks of Gare du Nord. This is classic Elliott Murphy music. He does his older stuff and some of his favorites live with Olivier Durand and it sounds great. He talks about the music and you can learn some about his writing style. A keeper for every Elliott Murphy fan. I was pleased to see him keep going even though he as never gotten is popularity that is so well deserved.
Elliott James Murphy (born March 16, 1949) is an American rock singer-songwriter, novelist, record producer and journalist living in Paris. Elliott Murphy was born in Rockville Centre, New York, grew up in Garden City, Long Island and began playing the guitar at age twelve. His band The Rapscallions won the 1966 New York State Battle of the Bands. In 1971 he travelled to Europe and appeared in the Federico Fellini film Roma Returning to New York, in 1973 he secured a record contract with Polydor Records after being noticed by rock critic Paul Nelson. In 1988, he returned to college studies he had given up in the 1960s, and completed his bachelor's degree at Empire State College. His debut album Aquashow (1973) was critically acclaimed and favorably reviewed in Rolling Stone, Newsweek and The New Yorker. Follow up albums included Lost Generation (1975) produced by Doors Producer Paul A. Rothchild, Night Lights (1976) and Just a Story from America (1977). Special guests on Murphy's album have included Bruce Springsteen, Mick Taylor, Billy Joel, Phil Collins, Sonny Landreth, David Johansen, The Violent Femmes, Cindy Bullens and Shawn Colvin. To date, he has released over thirty-five albums including, Affairs (1980), Murph the Surf (1982). In 1985 Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads produced the album Milwaukee. Selling the Gold (1995) featured a duet, "Everything I Do", with Bruce Springsteen. The album also has a collaboration with the Violent Femmes: all three original members Gordon Gano, Victor DeLorenzo, Brian Ritchie appear on the track "King of the Serpentine". Olivier Durand is an artist who was born in France (Country). He has started his artistic career in 1999 with April A Live Album. He would then continue with Soul Surfing The Next Wave in 2002 (after 3 years). He has 9 record productions in CD and Vinyl formats. His various Olivier Durand styles are: Blues Rock (For example, on his Murphy Gets Muddy album), Acoustic (For example, on his April A Live Album) and Southern Rock (For example, on his Alive In Paris album). His style is framed in the genres: Blues, Folk, World, & Country and Rock.
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