|New instrumental album and includes Stick Insect (2002) and The Maverick Helmsman (2004)
Format: CD / Cat No: EANTCD31080 / Released: 04/11/2019
Track Listing: CD 1 - Words Fail Me: 1. Blue Eyes / 2. Portrait Of Tracy / 3. Midnight Cowboy / 4. Katerina / 5. Night Porter / 6. Tarantella / 7. Sheep May Safely Graze / 8. The Rainbow Connection
CD 2 - Stick Insect: 1. Science Fiction / 2. The Reggae Man's Hair Do / 3. Tonto's Return / 4. Tava / 5. (Look At Us?) / 6. Down Stream / 7. Glass Slippers / 8. Lula / 9. Celtic Yardies / 10. The Last Bitch In Hellville / 11. Pothead / 12. Kumara / 13. Death By Cleavage / 14. For All That's Lost / 15. In Memory Of You
CD 3 - The Maverick Helmsman: 1. All The Things You Are / 2. My Joy / 3. So Far Away / 4. Willow / 5. The Maverick Helmsman / 6. The Vigil / 7. Your Letter / 8. The Meaning Of Everything / 9. When First We Met / 10. Highland Saunter / 11. The Darkness In Men's Hearts / 12. After The Wave
More information: Noted for his virtuosity as both a bass guitarist and player of the Chapman Stick instrument, Nick Beggs reveals all facets of this unique instrument on his new album. Describing his new work, Nick states; “There have been many composers I’ve admired over the years, so I chose to represent some of their works as instrumental Stick versions. Here you will find a cross section of diverse studies chosen to show off the versatility of the Chapman Stick and the beauty of the compositions”.
Accompanying “Words Fail Me” in this set are two reissues of Nick’s earlier work on the Chapman Stick. “Stick Insect” was originally released as a mail order only album in 2002 and has been out of print for some years, whilst “The Maverick Helmsman” was issued in 2004 along the same lines. “Words Fail Me” is a wonderful collection of music and is a mesmerising listening experience by a supremely talented and creative musician.