November 2, 1998
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Shawn Phillips to celebrate largest CD re-release in pop music .
For the first time in decades, Shawn Phillips and his fans can put away
their worn out vinyl records and celebrate getting (8) of those discs on
CD. According to record company insiders, this is one of the largest
catalogs to be re-released in popular music. The entire Phillips's
repertoire is valued to be worth an estimated 30 million dollars.
Austin, Texas based singer-songwriter, Phillips recorded 17 albums and
released three anthologies spanning a 30 year musical career. Nine records
were recorded on A&M (1970-1978). Five more records found five other major
labels: Capitol, EMI, PolyGram RCA and Chameleon (1979-1988).
The album "Second Contribution" is certified by the RIAA as multiplatinum.
Three albums charted on Billboard's top 100 albums in the 1970's, Faces,
Furthermore and Do You Wonder. Phillips singles made the charts too: We,
Bright White and Lost Horizon. Altogether, Phillips sold several million
records. Music critics consider him an originator of the progressive
The historic re-release of records happened via a Shawn Phillips web site
in Minnesota (www.shawnphillips.com), Arlo Hennings, his manager
persistence, with the help of Phillips' fan club, Early Morning Hours, and
the New York State based, Wounded Bird Records. Together, they negotiated
the re-release of 8 recordings: I'm A Loner, Shawn, Contribution,
Collaboration, Bright White, Furthermore, Do You Wonder, and
Transcendence. The Phillips' catalog features a treasure chest of music
jewels, including Stevie Winwood keyboards to lush orchestration by Elton
John's legendary orchestrator Paul Buckmaster, and major motion film score
maestro's Peter R. Robinson and Michael Kamen.
All 8 CDs can be purchased now via the internet at
Remaining Phillips albums to be re-released are: Faces, Rumpelstiltskin's
Resolve, Spaced, and Beyond Here Be Dragons.
To receive a media kit and CD-ROM, and for order information see
shawnphillips.com, E-mail: email@example.com