Month: June 2011

Rory Gallagher – ‘Notes from San Francisco’

Holy shit. I’ve always been an admirer of Rory Gallagher, but he’d never given me that ‘jaw on the floor’ experience that elevates players to the status of desert island disk contender. Until now. ‘Notes From San Francisco‘ may not be to everyone’s taste (forgive pun) but it has blown my socks off. It is a remastered edition of a previously unreleased album recorded in San Francisco in 1978 – i.e. – this is fresh, new, never heard before material. Not only that but it also includes no less than twelve numbers from a San Francisco live show – recorded...

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Magic at Callanish

I want to share with you something that does not require any explanation. It’s just something that happened to Rupert and me when we were filming Standing with Stones that so perfectly conveys the extraordinary privilege it was to have enjoyed this journey. It only proves that however hard and unyielding the stones themselves are and however dry archaeological facts and figures seem, if you spend enough time with them they cannot fail to deliver anything but magic. At the end of February 2007, Rupert and I were stuck in Argyll, camped up in a car park near the...

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The adventures of two men and a camper van

By Rupert Soskin It was back in 1999 that I first approached Michael Bott with the idea of making a documentary series on little-known aspects of one of my other passions: Natural History. I was already familiar with Michael’s work. He had made a couple of films with my father, Henry Lincoln, and his impressive talent made the normally painstaking decision of who to approach, a complete no-brainer. Michael loved the idea but he very sensibly suggested that, as this was such a massive project, it would be more sensible to kick off with something else. Something we were...

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