The amazing 8-piece Shapeshifter eventually burnt-out some time after the April 1998 concert documented here, although during the time that followed lots of sessions ensued exploring new avenues, a lot of it uniquely trippy and almost Kosmische Krautrocky on "Easier To Feel" which sometimes reminds me of Agitation Free or The Cosmic Jokers. It was the end of an era when I left in June 1999 and then Jim shortly after, but then the birth of our new amazingly prolific project Endgame. Meanwhile Shapeshifter continued, reshaped, reformed, fell-apart and then came back together in a rockier form....
released June 18, 2020
Here on Bandcamp are just two selections from this 2CD release.
The complete track list is as follows...
EASIER TO FEEL
1. Warm Void 11'30"
2. Celestial Mirror 8'06"
3. The White Rabbit 17'00"
4. Northern Lights At Sea 18'45"
5. The Walls Came Tumbling Down 14'45"
LIVE AT THE PHYSIO & FIRKIN
1. Pathfinder 3'45"
2. Celtic King 7'04"
3. Red / Kundalini 14'53"
4. Whalesong 7'30"
5. Warrior 6'20"
6. Alien / Shapeshifting 12'44"
Disc 1 was recorded live in Maureen's front room during rehearsal sessions
(January-March 1999), with mix and mastering by Jim Tetlow.
Disc 2 recorded at The Physio & Firkin, Aylestone Road, Leicester (24 April 1998), was compiled and mastered by Alan Freeman.
Maureen Anderson: vocals, flute.
Alan Freeman: synth, vocal effects.
Dave Johnson: guitar.
Jim Tetlow: keys, percussion, guitar effects.
Dave Greene: drums, voice (disc 2 only).
Mick Oxtoby: violin (disc 2 only).
Carl Peberdy: sitar, percussion, whistles, vocals (disc 2 only).
Willow Songsmith: keys (disc 1 only).
Simon Styring: bass (disc 2 only).
+ Steve Bell: "twinkle twinkle little star!".
You can audition the full albums here:
and also buy downloads via the Shapeshifter site.