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Debut - The Collection.

by Jonathan Taylor

A collection of 'Best Ofs' from a series of contemporary home studio albums. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is no longer a BSAPP fundraiser. Please purchase 'You Must Be Barking' - The new BSAPP fundraising compilation album for all Bulgasria Dogs donations. Thank
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1. Intro - Aren't I The Lucky One
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2. Pearl
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3. I Put A Spell On You
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4. Blind Faith (Live)
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5. I've Been A Rat Jack
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6. Please Close The Door Quietly
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7. You're My One Stop Lover
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8. Love & Glory
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9. Enough Is Enough
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10. Sorry, Please Forgive me
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WHAT HAVE PEOPLE SAID SO FAR?

'Jonathan who has real talent has identified the crimes that are committed in our name. The songs are beautiful and the cause a worthy one'
Tony Benn. British Politician, Author & Anti-War Activist.

'This song (The Holocaust Denier) was magic, In the right way the gravitas of it is completely delivered.'
Jonathan I'Anson, BBC Radio Leeds.

'a rare talent indeed', 'the possessor of a marvelous dusty, dusky voice full of resonance and beauty' 'writes awe-inspiring songs, both lyrics and melody' - 'deeply moving', 'iconic' and 'profound'
Andrew Liddle, Halifax Evening Courier. Victoria Theatre Concert Review.

'"A Useful Fool" by far the best songs you have so far produced, melodies, recording and lyrics were brilliant. It's been on the CD player constantly, .... and I've played several tracks from it on The Akoustik Hour.'
Stan Graham. Award Winning Songwriter. Presenter: Community Radio & BBC Radio York.

'You sound like the UK Vissotzky - accentuating on messages and lyrics, not only the music which is good.'
Kiril Zdravkov. Manager Cosmic Voices

'Partisan was the official song of our tour, I think we played it a hundred times in the car.'
'Cobario.' Florian Stradner Mangement - Vienna.

'I also want you to know that we have been getting great feedback on your song (Valentine.) I haven't come across anyone who doesn't like it.'
Gari Sullivan - Producer: The Sixteenth Touch

'I bet lots of people say that but you've got an amazing voice, really intense - wow!' AND 'your music is inspired,' it was "simple and sincere - Fresh magic in a choking, dusty world"
Audience feedback - Cowling House Concerts

I've been reading a poetry anthology called 'Up the line to death 1914-18' and I've never heard songs capturing the feeling of being out there so well.
Kirsten Guschal.

'Jonathan is a thoughtful and intelligent lyric writer and a superb musician. His voice ranges from Cat Stevenesque right through to smoky blues.'
Richard Hollis. The Unofficial Steeleye Span Website

'Visited your website, downloaded the album (Debut - The Collection) and liked what I heard very much. I've put a little plug for it onto The Folk Corporation's forum.'
Barry http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/'

'Jonathan comes from a very talented family and talented he is!'
The Country Star Page
'He has a fabulous voice, really rich and resonant and full of emotion, very distinctive.'
State Of Undress.

'I enjoyed your performace. I found it, gritty, honest and sensitive. Thanks.'
Audience Feedback. Hebden Bridge Trades Club. 2009.

'When I saw a song had been written about the contents of Great Grandfather's box my initial reaction was - how could it possibly be done, and with a list too. Well, I think it's been done in a very clever way, and I really enjoyed it! It left me humming... Congratulations Jonathan.'
Post on the classic thread 'This Is The Secret Of Grandad's Trunk,' The Great War Forum.

There's A Touch Of The Neil Young About Jon!
Halifax Evening Courier. April 24th 2009. Hub a Bub at QFolk, The Victoria Theatre, Halifax. UK.
Maybe it's something in the West Riding air or water, but we do seem blessed at the moment with some prodigious talent in the folk world, as John Sharp, QFolks promoter, continues to demonstrate. Jonathan Taylor, Warwick born but these days very much a Halifax lad, is a rare talent indeed. Not only is he the possessor of a marvellously dusty, dusky voice full of resonance and beauty, which invites comparison with Neil Young in vocal colour if not in style, but he writes some awe-inspiring songs, both lyrics and melody. His partner, Shipley based Steve Wilkinson is a poet of the Northern Voice School, refreshing in his use of conventional metrical patterns and rhyme schemes, whose pithily worded poems often take the form of dramatic monologues or dialogues. Together, they launched into an 'anti war pro soldier' tirade, beginning with The Great War and coming right up to date with that in Iraq. Jonathan's Soldier, Soldier, Don't Look Back was deeply moving, and perfectly complimented by Steve's heart felt tribute to Shipley born Sgt Steven Roberts, the first British soldier to die in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In a varied second half, Jonathan turned romantic and sang some beautiful songs, including his own tear jerker 'Please Close The Door Quietly,' the iconic 'I Put A Spell On You' and, would you believe, a profound version of 'Dolly Parton's Jolene.' And Steve gave the world premier of his satirical take on the eccentric Greek philosopher, Diogenes.
Author: Andrew Liddle



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Halifax Evening Courier April 24th 2009
Touch Of The Neil Young About Jon!
Halifax Evening Courier. April 24th 2009. Hub a Bub at QFolk, The Victoria Theatre, Halifax. UK.
Maybe it's something in the West Riding air or water, but we do seem blessed at the moment with some prodigious talent in the folk world, as John Sharp, QFolks promoter, continues to demonstrate. Jonathan Taylor, Warwick born but these days very much a Halifax lad, is a rare talent indeed. Not only is he the possessor of a marvellously dusty, dusky voice full of resonance and beauty, which invites comparison with Neil Young in vocal colour if not in style, but he writes some awe-inspiring songs, both lyrics and melody. His partner, Shipley based Steve Wilkinson is a poet of the Northern Voice School, refreshing in his use of conventional metrical patterns and rhyme schemes, whose pithily worded poems often take the form of dramatic monologues or dialogues. Together, they launched into an 'anti war pro soldier' tirade, beginning with The Great War and coming right up to date with that in Iraq. Jonathan's Soldier, Soldier, Don't Look Back was deeply moving, and perfectly complimented by Steve's heart felt tribute to Shipley born Sgt Steven Roberts, the first British soldier to die in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In a varied second half, Jonathan turned romantic and sang some beautiful songs, including his own tear jerker 'Please Close The Door Quietly,' the iconic 'I Put A Spell On You' and, would you believe, a profound version of 'Dolly Parton's Jolene.' And Steve gave the world premier of his satirical take on the eccentric Greek philosopher, Diogenes.
Author: Andrew Liddle

Friends of Dr Stoyanov and the BSAPP

All proceeds / profits in aid of the BSAPP animal shelter, Bulgaria.
The vet who runs this charity and holds the title of chairman is called Dr Stoyan Stoyanov (Vmd, Phd). He founded and registered the charity in 1998 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He also help set up the rescue centre in Dobroslavtsi in 1996 which is run and funded by Mr Georgi Milev, who is now 70 years of age. This rescue centre accommodates some 50 dogs and around 13 cats. All veterinary care to the animals is provided free of charge by Dr Stoyanov himself. Dr Stoyanov also has a rescue centre and clinic in Sofia, which he runs himself, assisted only by 2 part time ladies who help out 3 days a week. Approximately 15 dogs are sheltered here and Dr Stoyanov meets all the costs for healthcare, neutering, vaccination and identification of the animals. Dr Stoyanov, who has been a practising vet for some 30 years has dedicated his time and effort to the street dogs of Bulgaria since 1996. 'Street dogs', as they are known, are the hundreds of injured, abandoned and starving strays who roam the streets in the cities, towns and villages of Bulgaria.Thanks to him over 500 street dogs have been neutered, plus a number rehomed, and he himself has met all the costs involved. It is not only his love for the dogs which has driven him, he also knows of the health risks and potential dangers that street dogs can pose to humans. He has recently appealed to the government, putting forward his ideas of dealing with the problem of the stray dog population of Bulgaria. The aim of the charity is to round up all the street dogs, neuter and vaccinate them, worm them, tag them and where possible re-home them. There is also an educational programme which Dr Stoyanov would like to circulate more widely, for both vets and for the people of Bulgaria. It is hoped that through education, the people of Bulgaria will change both their views and opinions of animals and animal welfare.

Richard Hollis. The Unofficial Steeleeye Span Website

All in all a fantastic collection from three wonderful albums.
DEBUT 'THE COLLECTION'
A Review by Richard Hollis.

'Debut - The Collection' is a 'best of' from the first three outstanding albums, 'Please Close the Door Quietly', 'I Put a Spell on You' and 'Live and Unplugged' from talented singer/songwriter, Jonathan Taylor.

Jonathan is a thoughtful and intelligent lyric writer and a superb musician. His voice ranges from Cat Stevenesque right through to smoky blues.

Track 1:- The Albums starts with intriguing intro from the 'Please Close the Door Quietly' album...

Track 2:- ..... and goes into 'Pearl' from 'I Put a Spell on You'. Great flat picking guitar and lovely vocal style.

Track 3:- 'I Put a Spell on You' from the album of the same name. Nice high mix vocal and fantastic harmonica backing.

Track 4:- 'Blind Faith' from the 'Live and Unplugged' album. It's great to hear a proper and intelligent 'protest' song again.

Track 5:- 'I've been a Rat Jack', from 'I Put a Spell on You'. Great bass line and funky guitar. Blues/Jazz feel, the great smoky voice on this one.

Track 6:- 'Please Close the Door Quietly' from that album. This is a beautiful song with that Cat Steven's quality. Could be the single from the album.

Track 7:- 'You're my One Stop Lover' from the 'Live and Unplugged' album. Different sounding guitar on this, almost ukulele like in style. Gives it a catchy rhythm reminding me of a 30's dance band number.

Track 8:- Another great song, 'Love and Glory' from 'I Put a Spell on You'., with a nice Dylanesque intro.

Track 9:-' Enough is Enough' another outstanding song from the 'Live and Unplugged' album. These a really fine recordings from a live album.

Track 10:- The album ends with a really special song, 'Sorry, Please Forgive Me' from 'I Put a Spell on You‘. A dark and powerful song. quite disturbing. A must listen.


All in all a fantastic collection from three wonderful albums.

Richard Hollis
2007