Steve Hiett

“Down On The Road By The Beach (lp, Gf)” | “Territories: World Excluding Japan”

ES10/BEWITH61LP scanZoom inLabelBe With Records / Efficient Space
Cat. No.ES10/BEWITH61LP
FormatEXCLS-LP
Orders fromFri, 27 Sep 2019
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World excluding Japan LP Format Notes: First re-issue since its original release in Japan in 1983, remastered from the original masters, 140g vinyl, gatefold sleeve, 16 page photography book with liner notes. LP Track List: A1 : Blue Beach - Welcome To Your Beach A2 : Never Find A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) A3 : By The Pool A4 : Roll Over, Beethoven - Out Of The Beach A5 : In The Shade A6 : Looking Across The Street A7 : Long Distance Look B1 : Hot Afternoon B2 : Crying In The Sun B3 : The Next Time B4 : Miss B.B. Walks Away B5 : Sleep Walk B6 : Standing There Release Notes: For the first time since its inception 36 years ago, Steve Hiett’s elusive Down On The Road By The Beach is finally made available outside of Japan. Most recognized in the fashion sphere as an English photographer and graphic designer, Hiett‘s transportive audio portraits amplify his serpentine guitar to the infinite blue, recorded across Paris, Tokyo and New York with no coastline in sight. Now widely celebrated as a desert island disc, very little is actually known of its unfathomable genesis. A career devotee of Brian Wilson’s ground breaking harmonies, Hiett shot The Beach Boys for Rolling Stone - as well as The Doors, Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix (in one of his final performances at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival) - while establishing himself as a fashion photographer. Decamping to Paris in 1972, he began what would become 20-year collaborations with Vogue Paris and Marie Claire, printing his signature warm, saturated and vibrantly hued snapshots. In 1982, representatives from Tokyo’s Galerie Watari visited him to propose a solo exhibition. Asking if he could insert a 7” of original music into the back of the exhibition catalogue, Hiett laid down ‘Blue Beach - Welcome To Your Beach’ in a Parisian radio station, playing all of the instruments himself, and two more cuts in New York with Yoko Ono, The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan hired-gun E

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