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Encyclopedia > Shelleyan Orphan

In 1980, Caroline Crawley and Jemaur Tayle met in Bournemouth, England, where they discovered a mutual appreciation of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Two years later, after taking the name Shelleyan Orphan from the Shelley poem "Spirit Of Solitude," the pair moved to London to seek out orchestral elements to add to their voices. Bournemouth is a large town and tourist resort, situated on the south coast of England. ... -1... Alastor, or The Spirit of Solitude was written in 1815. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


In June of 1984, the band got their first break and landed a session with David Jensen for BBC Radio 1. The band signed with Rough Trade Records in 1986 and released the singles Cavalry Of Cloud and Anatomy Of Love to positive reviews. David Kid Jensen (*July 4, 1950 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a Canadian-born British radio DJ. // After beginning his career in his home country at the age of sixteen, joined Radio Luxembourg at the age of eighteen in 1968. ... This page redirects from Radio 1. See Radio 1 (disambiguation). ... Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ...


In 1987, the band released their first of three albums: Helleborine. Named after the Helleborine orchid said to have the power to cure madness, the album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with producer Haydn Bendall. Helleborine included an assortment of well-known guests including Stuart Elliot (the drummer for Kate Bush), and Kate's brother Paddy Bush. The album's complex arrangements, lyrics rooted in romantic poetry, and liberal use of bassoon and clarinet (unusual in any pop album), led to the labelling of the band as "pretentious" by the British music press. Species Calopogon barbatus Calopogon multiflorus Calopogon oklahomensis - Oklahoma grass pink Calopogon pallidus Calopogon tuberosus etc. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Kate Bush (Born Catherine Bush on 30 July 1958, Bexleyheath, Greater London) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. ... Romantic poetry was part of the Romantic movement of European literature during the 18th-19th centuries. ... The bassoon is a woodwind instrument in the double reed family that typically plays music written in the bass and tenor registers and occasionally even higher. ... Two soprano clarinets: a Bâ™­ clarinet (left, with capped mouthpiece) and an A clarinet (right, with no mouthpiece). ...


The "Pre-Raphaelite Fruitcakes" spent the following two years refining their sound and, in 1989, released Century Flower. Named after century plant, which blooms only once in its lifetime, this album was intended to mark "an event which affects enormous change, maybe once in a century: on a world scale, the atomic bomb: on a personal level, the death of someone close to you." Produced by David M. Allen, who had worked with The Cure and Human League, the band's looser sound and a more contemporary sound caught the ear of The Cure's Robert Smith, who invited the band to accompany them on their Disintegration Tour. While on the Disintegration tour, Caroline Crawley began a relationship with Cure drummer Boris Williams. In 1991, the band would receive another break when Crawley was approached by 4AD Records founder Ivo Watts-Russell who asked her to appear on four tracks of This Mortal Coil's Blood. Crawley was permitted to do her own interpretations of the tracks, and would appear in the video for the Syd Barrett cover, "Late Night." With Jem Tayle, Shelleyan Orphan recorded and released tracks for several compilations during this period. Binomial name Agave americana L. The Century Plant or Maguey (Agave americana) is an agave originally from Mexico but cultivated worldwide. ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... The Human League are an English synthpop band formed in 1977, who, after several changes in line up, achieved great popularity in the 1980s and a limited comeback in the mid-1990s. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... Boris Peter Bransby-Williams (born April 24, 1957 in Versailles, France) is an English drummer best known for his work with The Cure (1984-1994). ... The British indie rock record label 4AD Records was started in 1979 by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent, funded by Beggars Banquet Records. ... Ivo Watts-Russell is the founder and president of the legendary English indie record label 4AD. He has also produced several records, himself preferring to use the term musical director to explain his role in the creation. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Roger Keith Syd Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, and artist. ...


In 1992, Shelleyan Orphan returned with their final album, Humroot. Named after Jemaur's childhood dog, Humroot was produced by Bill Buchanan, and the band was joined by Boris Williams, Porl Thompson (The Cure) and Roberto Soave (Presence). Bill Buchanan was a songwriter. ... Porl Thompson (born Paul Stephen Thompson on November 8, 1957 in Wimbledon, England) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... Presence was a short-lived British rock band formed by Gary Biddles (a former roadie for The Cure) with Lol Tolhurst. ...


Shortly after Humroot's release, Shelleyan Orphan disbanded. Tayle formed his own band Elephantine, and Crawley, along with Williams and Soave, formed Babacar. Soon after, Tayle joined Babacar as a fulltime member, though not contributing to the songwriting. Babacar was a short-lived British rock band formed by Caroline Crawley, former lead singer of Shelleyan Orphan, and her then-boyfriend Boris Williams, former drummer of The Cure. ...


In 2000, the band reunited to record a cover of Tim Buckley's "Buzzin' Fly" for Sing a Song for You: A Tribute to Tim Buckley. Timothy Charles Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an experimental vocalist and performer who incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, and avant-garde rock in a short career spanning the late 1960s and early 1970s. ...


Trivia

  • The single Cavalry of Cloud is dedicated to "The Man in the Shed," a reference to John Peel.
  • Helleborine was resequenced and partially remixed for the US issue of the album. "Anatomy of Love" was remixed by Geoff Travis and "Epitaph Ivy and Woe" was shortened. "Southern Bess/A Field Holler," is the only track on the album to include drums.

“Peel Sessions” redirects here. ...

Discography

Albums

  • Helleborine Rough Trade, 1987 (LP/CD)
  • Helleborine (US Version) Columbia, 1988(?). (LP/CD)
  • Century Flower Rough Trade, 1989 (CD)
  • Century Flower (US Version) Columbia, 1989 (CD)
  • Humroot Columbia/Rough Trade, 1992 (CD)

Singles

  • Cavalry of Cloud Rough Trade, 1986 (7"/12")
  • Anatomy of Love Rough Trade, 1987 (7"/12")
  • Shatter Rough Trade, 1989 (7")

Promotional EP

  • Century Flower (Japanese Promo) Columbia, 1990 (CD)
  • Waking Up Columbia/Rough Trade, 1992 (CD)

Compilations

  • "Suffer Dog" The Liberator, Artists for Animals Deltic Records, 1989 (CD)
  • "Ice" on Acoustic Christmas Columbia/Sony, 1990 (CD)
  • "Who Loves the Sun" on Heaven & Hell - A Tribute To The Velvet Underground (Volume Two) Imaginary Records, 1991 (CD)
  • "Joey" on Brittle Days - A Tribute To Nick Drake Imaginary Records, 1992 (CD)
  • "Buzzin' Fly" on Sing a Song for You: A Tribute to Tim Buckley Manifesto Records, 2000 (CD)

Heaven & Hell - A Tribute To The Velvet Underground (Volume Two) was the second in a series of tribute albums released by Imaginary Records in the UK dedicated to The Velvet Underground. ... Imaginary Records was an independent record label based in Heywood, Lancashire, England, which specialised mainly in indie rock and post-punk. ... Brittle Days - A Tribute To Nick Drake is a 1992 compilation album released by Imaginary Records in the UK. The album features contemporary artists performing cover versions of songs by Nick Drake. ... Imaginary Records was an independent record label based in Heywood, Lancashire, England, which specialised mainly in indie rock and post-punk. ...

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Caroline Crawley formed Babacar after the breakup of Shelleyan Orphan with Orphan's bass player Roberto Soave (he left the Associates to Join Shelleyan Orphan) and drummer Boris Williams.
Shelleyan Orphan had supported the Cure on their World tour of '89 and Boris had played on Shelleyan Orphan's final album "Humroot".
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