STOVEPIPE RECORDS

 

 

Stovepipe Records is an independent record label set up in 2005 to provide a home for recordings made by Matt Walker who is a musician based in Melbourne, Australia - as well as recordings by others associated with Matt.

 

Stovepipe Records has released cds for:-

Matt Walker

Matt Walker and Ashley Davies

Matt Walker and the Necessary Few

and now a wonderful debut album for Crystal Thomas

 

The recordings are available by mail order direct from Stovepipe Records and at record stores throughout Australia distributed by MGM. They are also available world-wide through the on-line record store Musicplug

 

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SPR-016

LOST RAGAS -

PHANTOM RIDE

 

 

 

Track List

01. Phantom Ride

02. Self-made Man

03. Open Window

04. Back to the Bone

05. Hold On

06. Johanna

07. Final Call

08. Lost Lover Blues

09. Dark Night

 

 

Released on November 17th, 2013

on Stovepipe Records (Australia)

 

Now Available!

Buy it!

 

Produced by Lost Ragas
Recorded and mixed by Roger Bergodaz at Tender Trap Northcote Australia
Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering
 

Lost Ragas are:
Matt Walker - Vocals / Guitar / Harmonica
Shane Reilly - Pedal Steel / Guitar / Mandolin / Harmonies
Simon Burke - Drums / Piano / Harmonies / Bass on track 6
Roger Bergodaz - Bass / Drums on track 6
 

Dark Night - string arrangement by Shane Reilly
with Jason Bunn - Viola / Violin
and Anna Orzech - Cello
 

For further dimensions visit

www.lostragas.com

 

www.mattwalker.com.au

  

 


SPR-015

IN ECHOES OF DAWN

 

 

 

Track List

01. Fife and Drum

02. Back to the Hills

03. In Echoes of Dawn

04. Can't Sleep

05. Veil of Night

06. Failed to Stop

07. Planets

08. Let's Fall in Love Again

09. Mama Go tell Your Children

10. Restless Heart

 

 

Released on September 7th, 2012

on Stovepipe Records (Australia)

on Smoked Records (Europe)

 

Now Available!

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Digipak / First 1000 come with a full-length bonus disc

 

Matt Walker - vocals, piano, guitar, various

Jason Bunn - violin

Broderick Smith - harmonica

Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett - backing vocals

 

Film clip of title track by Tajette O'Halloran produced by Tim McCormack

  

 


SPR-014

CRYSTAL THOMAS & THE FLOWERS OF EVIL

 

 

 

Track List

Tom Foolery
Madhouse
No Vacancy
Beauty & The Magician
Little Blue Flowers
Last Night’s Stars
Afterthoughts
Pretty Pink Clouds
No Return
Heat Is Rising

 

 

Released on October 3rd, 2008 on Stovepipe Records

Digipak

 

Available!

$25

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Crystal Thomas: vocals, guitar, piano & clarinet

Matt Walker: guitar, piano, tambura & backing vocals.

Clare Moore: drums, percussion, vibes and backing vocals

Tim McCormack: electric and upright bass. backing vocals

Matt Green: guitar, mandolin and samples

Conway Savage: vocals on No Vacancy Rui Pereira: sonic landscaping guitar on Beauty and The Magician and Pretty Pink Clouds

Dave Manton: organ, backing vocals and samples

Jen Anderson and Liz Stringer: violin, viola and cello on No Vacancy and Last Night’s Stars

 

Produced by Matt Walker

Recorded @ the 8 - Track Shack

Engineered by Dave Manton

Mixed @ Jim Moginie’s studio in Sydney by Dave Manton and Matt Walker

Mastered by Colin Wynne at Thirty Mill Studios Melbourne

Cloud artwork by Kerrie Levier

Photograph by Tony Mahoney

Design by Myf Walker

  

 


SPR-011

MATT WALKER AND ASHLEY DAVIES

Self-titled

 

 

Track List

1. Sleep Over

2. Technological Advances

3. Try Harder

4. On the Street Tonight

5. I Miss You

6. Bulk Haulage

7. Hunter

8. Where You Been

9. Standing at the Station

10. Just Add Wine

 

 

Released on September 5th, 2005 on Stovepipe Records

Digipak

 

Available!

$25

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Matt Walker - guitars, lap steel, harmonica, vocals

Ashley Davies - drums, vocals

CD-ROM component produced by Justin Heitman

 

 

The Duo is back in town. This will be the first album where it's just the two of us in the studio playing live since I Listen to the Night in 1997. Something was arced up deep down between me and ash way back when, and we both knew it wasn’t going to quit. Matt

 

the duo is at it's best when it is working from emotion and feeling. be it song, instrumental or ballad...me and matt might go off on tangents, but the essential part, for me, the heart and soul of whatever you do, where ever the music might go, is the groove, the rhythm. It’s got to make you feel good. Ash

 

 


SPR-008

NAVIGATIONAL SKILLS

Matt Walker & the Necessary Few

 

 

 

 

Track List
1. Awake at Night
2. Hard to Hide
3. Just Add Wine
4. Vacancy
5. Into the Light
6. Boy Under as bridge
7. Do You Remember Our Love?
8. Right From Wrong
9. Easily Changed
10. Everyone Was Born to Love
11. Once Again

 

 

Released 2003 on spaghetti records

Now available through Stovepipe Records

 

Available!

$25

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Matt Walker - vocals, guitars, lap steel, dobro, harmonica, banjo, pump organ, electric organ
Roger Bergodaz - drums, vocals
Grant Cummerford - bass, vocals
Simon Burke - piano, Werlitzer, Hammond organ, pump organ, vocals

Guests:

Suzannah Espie (tracks 8 & 11),

Dajon Everett (tracks 2 & 5),

Ken Gormley (tracks 2 & 5) ,

Mick Harvey (tracks 6, 8 & 10),
Dave Graney & Clare Moore (track 3),

Broderick Smith (track 6),

Ross McLennan, Mal Pinkerton & Louise Woodward (track 5)

 

 

 

 

 


SPR-007

RIGHT FROM WRONG

Matt Walker & the Necessary Few

 

 

 

Track List
1. Right From Wrong

(from the album Navigational Skills)

2. African Message

instrumental - unavailable elsewhere

recorded live at ABC Southbank while Chris Thompson was packing up the mics and turning the lights out

3. Vacancy

unique track recorded live at the Bridge Mall  Inn, Ballarat by Cam MacKenzie

23 mins of music

 

 

Released 2002 on spaghetti records

Now available through Stovepipe Records

 

Available!

$25

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Matt Walker- vocals, guitar, lap steel and harmonica
Roger Bergodaz- drums
Grant Cummerford- bass


‘…Walker’s approach is reckless, immediate, and starkly beautiful’. - Andy Ellis, Guitar Player (US)

Beat Magazine - Single o’ the week

- Neala Johnson

Inpress Magazine - Single of the week

- Martin Jones

 

 


SPR-006

MATT WALKER LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL

Matt Walker with Ashley Davies

 

 

 

Track List

1. Don't Need Sunshine (studio

2. Deepest Valley (live)

3. Dirty Fog (live)

4. Room to Move (live)

5. This Broken Sky (live)

6. Second Hand Luck (live)

7. All By Myself (live)

 

 

Released 2001 on wminc

 

Temporarily unavailable

Soon to be reissued on Stovepipe Records

 

Matt Walker - acoustic guitar, lap steel, vocals

Ashley Davies - drums

Ken Gormly - bass

Chris Abrahams - keyboards

Studio Track - Matt Walker acoustic and electric guitars/vocals, Ken Gormly (The Cruel Sea) bass, Dajon Everett (Gomez) drums

 

A full-on night at the ‘Conti’, a venue now gone and sadly missed by Melbourne punters. The place was like our second home at the time. For Ashley and me it was always a thrill to perform there. The master tapes for this recording are missing but we hope to find them to re-present a fuller record of the occasion.  Matt

 

 


SPR-005(i)

DIRTY FOG

Matt Walker with Ashley Davies

 

 

Track List

1. Dirty Fog (slight return mix) 4:19
2. Dirty Fog (long return mix) 7:33
3. Dirty Fog (album version) 6:32
4. Everything's Comin' My Way 6:32

 

 

Released 31 July 2000 on wminc/Virgin

 

Unavailable

May be reissued on Stovepipe Records

 

Matt wrote this song as he drove down from the Hills to the recording studio one dark and dirty night. It's great to hear what Robert Goodge and David Chesworth do with the remixes. We'd love to hear anyone else's remix of this song too! The Muddy Waters' tune Everything's Comin' My Way really rocks - a 6.5 minute live version with a terrific drum intro by Ashley and slashing lap steel

 

 


SPR-005

SOUL WITNESS

Matt Walker with Ashley Davies

 

 

Track List

 

 

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1. Deepest Valley - listen (mp3 2.88MB)

2. You Put a Spell on Me

3. Black Rose

4. Green and Grey

5. Dirty Fog

6. Victim's Highway

7. In The Undertow

8. Train Driver

9. Evil Feelings

10. Room to Move

11. Second Hand Luck

12. Party Town

 

 

Released 2000 on wminc

 

Available!

$25

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Matt Walker - acoustic guitar, lap steel, harmonica, dobro, vocals

Ashley Davies - drums

Chris Abrahams - piano

Ken Gormly - bass

 

ARIA AWARD WINNING ALBUM

BEST AUSTRALIAN BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM 2000

 

Ash and I were privileged to work with Chris Abrahams (the Necks) and Ken Gormly (The Cruel Sea) One of my favourite songs here with words by the late David McComb.     Matt

 

 


SPR-004

YOU PUT A SPELL ON ME 

Matt Walker with Ashley Davies

 

 

Track List

1. You put a Spell on Me

2. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

3. Out of Control

 

Released 2000 on wminc

 

Available!

$10

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Matt Walker - acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals and atmospheres

Ashley Davies - drums and percussion

Chris Abrahams - piano

Ken Gormly - bass

 

This is a curious little disc with a great live feel. ‘Schoolgirl’ is a blues song that Ashley and I would often perform at our shows around this time, while ‘Out of Control’ was a one off, never to be played again. If I get time one of these days I’ll teach myself how to play it again.  Matt

 

This cd is already something of a collector's item - sometimes popping up at Rare Records. We have about 100 copies of the original pressing left.

 


SPR-003

I LISTEN TO THE NIGHT   

Matt Walker with Ashley Davies

 

 

Track List

1. All By Myself

2. I Listen to the Night

3. This Broken Sky

4. You Tell Me Why

5. Danielle

7. Walk On

8. I Can Tell

9. Got You on My Mind

10. Catch That Plane

11. I'm a King Bee

Bonus Track Messin' With The Kid

 

 

Released 1997 on wminc

 

Reissued on Stovepipe Records with a bonus track - June, 2006

 

Available!

$25

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Matt Walker - acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals

Ashley Davies - drums and percussion

Recorded live in the studio.

Electric guitar added by Matt on You Tell Me Why

Hammond organ added by Laurence Maddy  on I Listen to the Night

 

NOMINATED FOR TWO ARIA AWARDS 1997

BEST AUSTRALIAN MALE ARTIST / BEST AUSTRALIAN WORLD MUSIC

 

I am excited to announce that Stovepipe Records has re- issued our first studio album, "I Listen to the Night" in June. Ashley and I have been playing music together for years now, but this is where it started. Well not really, it all started with us playing in bars at 3am, but this is when we made our stamp - our first album. It was this album that got our asses overseas. To play in bars at 3am. Matt

 

 


SPR-002

MATT WALKER AND FRIENDS LIVE AT THE RAINBOW

 

 

Track List

1. Undecided Blues

2. I Listen to the Night

3. Hellhound on My Trail

4. Automobile Blues

5. Black Rose

6. This Broken Sky

7. Jesus Make it Alright

8. Overflow

9. Rocks and Gravel

10. Candy Man

 

Released 1995 on Rainbow Hotel Records

 

Available!

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Matt Walker - acoustic guitar, lap steel, dobro, harmonica, vocals

Ashley Davies - drums

Gerry Hale - fiddle, guitar

Andrew Entsch - bass

 

This has been unavailable for some time and Stovepipe  has unexpectedly retrieved a carton of the original recordings. It's a warts-and-all live gig on one night way back then at a venue which is legendary in the Melbourne music scene. Ash and I were pleased to have Gerry Hale (Uncle Bill, Paul Kelly Band, The Innocent Bystanders) on board as well as our mate, the late Andrew Entsch.  Matt

 

 


SPR-001b

WELCOME ME HOME

Matt Walker

 

 

 

Track List

1. Welcome Me Home *

2. Take Me to the Mountain *

3. Rainwalker *

4. Haven't I Seen Your Face?

5. Black Rose *

6. Kind Hearted Woman

7. Blue River *

8. I'm Ready

9. King Bee

10. Not Fade Away

11. Rockin' Roller Coaster *

12. World Turning *

13. Do Re Mi

14. C'mon My Kitchen

* Composed by Matt

 

 

Recorded in 1992 by Rowan Matthews

 

Unavailable

 


SPR-001a

LAST TRAIN SOUTH

Matt Walker

 

 

Track List

1. Last Train South *

2. Danielle *

3. Dust Pneumonia Blues

4. Rockin' Roller Coaster*

5. Creole Belle

6. Salvador*

7. Song For Arlen*

7. Jim Strange Killed Lula

8. Baltimore

9. Fiesta*

* Composed by Matt

 

 

Recorded in 1990 by Rowan Matthews

 

Unavailable