The Ollie Halsall Archive
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Tempest
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Italian TV 1973
Paperback Writer

 

 

Under the Blossom
The Anthology 2005

Disk 1
Funeral Empire
Paperback Writer
Lennon|McCartney
Star Gazer
Dance To My Tune
Living In Fear
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Waiting For A Miracle
Turn Around

Originally released as
Living in Fear
1973

One of the finest 'heavy-rock' albums ever made. Utterly magnificent guitar set in some excellent songs

Disk 2
You and Your Love
Dream Train

Previously unreleased tracks from aborted second album

Jon Hiseman drums
Ollie Halsall guitar vocals
Mark Clarke bass vocals

Foyers Of Fun
Gorgon
Up And On
Grey And Black
Brothers
Drums Away drum solo
Strangeher

Live at the BBC
[Golders Green Hippodrome] June 1973

Jon Hiseman drums
Alan Holdsorth
guitar
Paul Williams
vocal
Mark Clarke
bass vocals
Ollie Halsall
guitar

This is essentially a guitar duel between Halsall & Holdsworth

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Live in Frankfurt July 1973
Gorgon
Foyers of Fun
Dance to My Tune

Interesting early trio performance still including a couple of the incredibly complex old Tempest numbers


Live at the Beeb July 73
Funeral Empire
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Living In Fear
Dance To My Tune
Paperback Writer
Lennon|McCartney

A splendidly drunken affair featuring Ollie on lunatic monophonic synthesiser!


Live at The Teatre Nuova,
Torino, Italy
1974

Living In Fear
Funeral Empire
Dream Train

Strangeher
Yeah Yeah Yeah

Solo guitar complilation from Living In Fear [above]
The full track is a long rambling affair of nearly 12mins. This is a composite of the intro and the middle solo guitar bits


TEMPEST
Jon Hiseman
drums
Ollie Halsall
guitar vocals
Mark Clarke bass vocals

Jon Hiseman's Temple Music site

Boxer
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BOXER
L-R Tony Newman drums
Ollie Halsall guitar keys vocals
Keith Ellis bass
Mike Patto keys vocals

"The thing I haven't mastered yet is a high energy thing where I can perform solos and chord work more spontaneously"
- Ollie Halsall 1976

single 1975
All the Time in the World/Don't Wait


Below The Belt 1975
Shooting Star
All the Time in the World
California Calling
Hip Kiss
More Than Meets the Eye
Waiting for a Miracle
Loony Ali
Save Me
Gonna Work Out Fine
Town Drunk Terry Stamp|Jim Avery

Halsall & Patto's final attempt at the big time. Shooting Star was surely a potential Number One. From an album packed with sure-fire hit singles, whatever posessed them to release All The Time in the World!?

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Live at the Roundhouse, London
21 February 1976

Shooting Star
Loony Ali
Hey Bulldog
More Than Meets The Eye
California Calling
Save Me
Teachers
Leonard Cohen
Dinah Low
Terry Stamp|Jim Avery
Red Glow

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Bloodletting 1976
Hey Bulldog Lennon|McCartney
Why Pick on Me
The Blizzard
Love Has Got Me
Rich Man's Daughter
Dinah Low Terry Stamp|Jim Avery
Big City Fever
Teachers
Leonard Cohen
The Loner Neil Young

A third album, Absolutely, was made after Ollie's departure.

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Please avoid the Arkarma release Ducks in Flight - The Lost Jazz Album which is an unauthorised bootleg of the bonus tracks from A Sense of The Absurd [together with, perversely, Teachers from the later Boxer album Bloodletting?! ]


BBC Radio sessions 1975
All the Time in the World
California Calling
Shooting Star
More Than Meets the Eye


Mike Patto keys vocals
Ollie Halsall
guitar keys vocals
Tony Newman drums
Keith Ellis
bass


Photo: Andrea Pennesi

Shit, Muck, Err & Grolly

Michael d'Albuquerque
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Michael d'Albuquerque [far right] formerly bass player with The Electric Light Orchestra

We May Be Cattle
[But We've All Got Names] 1973

Dribble Dribble
Oh Woman
Occasion
We May Be Cattle But We've All Got Names
Do Right
[My Darling Girl]
Sweet Mirth
Catharsis

Stalking the Sleeper 1976
Say What You Want

Michael d'Albuquerque

Terry Stamp
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Fatsticks 1975
Kid
Stage of Fools
Honky Honda
Salvation Band
Black Bomber Waltz
Motor Head
Razor City
Town Drunk
Dinah Low
Fatsticks
Itchy Feet

Some of Ollie's wildest playing since Patto. This 're-introduction' to hard-rock led him and drummer Tony Newman into Boxer (who covered two Fatsticks tunes).

Fatsticks

The CD version supplied by Terry [not as yet officially rereeased] has revised track sequence which places all of Ollie's principal contributions in the first 5 tracks:
Dinah Low
Itchy Feet
Stage of Fools
Black Bomber Waltz

Motor Head
Town Drunk
Razor City
Kid
Honky Honda
Salvation Band
Fatsticks

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