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paul roland - 1313 Mocking Bird Lane (2019)

Steampunk

Track List

Salon Of The Senses
My Next Life
When Chet Baker Sings
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
She's A Mind-Reader
JuJu Man
Joe Strummer Said
Another Ingmar Bergman Interlude
Little White Lies
Won't Go Surfin' No More6
She's My Guru
Summer Of Love
1313 Mocking Bird Lane

Credits

Producer – Paul Roland
Author – Paul Roland
Bass – Joshua Roland
Drums – Violet the Cannibal
Electric Guitar – Marco Colombo (tracks: 8), Mick Crossley
Engineer – Matty Moon
Executive Producer, Graphics – Max Marchini*
Harmony Vocals – Annie Barbazza, Elia Callegari (tracks: 4, 10)
Remix, Mastered By – Alberto Callegari
Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Violin, Saxophone, Percussion

Copyright (c) – Lithon Music & Unifaun Productions
Recorded At – Half-ton Studios
Remixed & Mastered At – Elfo Studio

paul roland with mick crossley - Grimmer than grimm (2018)

Steampunk

Track List

Nevermore (intro)
If The Sun Refused To Shine
A Long Time Ago
Rapunzel
What Will Become Of Me?
 Lowly Weeps The King
 Maleen
The Devil’s Bride
The Way Of The World
Once Upon A Time
 Nevermore (reprise)

Credits

Recorded at World’s End Studios, Baden - Wurttemberg, Germany and Bag End Studios, England in Winter / Spring 2009 – 2010.

Mick Crossley’s contribution recorded 2015 at Girton-On-The-Wold.
All songs written and composed by Paul Roland.
All instruments played by Paul Roland and Mick Crossley.
Special guest: Rosie Eade, backing vocals.

about Grimmer Than Grimm

In tune with his habit of revisiting his old material, Paul has returned to his 2011 album ‘Grimm’, (long time deleted and sought after collector’s item) and strengthened it with the participation of Mick Crossley (Flyte Reaction), who added some psychedelic flourishes to the songs and gave the record an entirely new tone. “I had always considered it a very strong album but one lacking the presence of other musicians as I had played all the instruments myself,” Roland explained. “Now it has that personality that it lacked in itsglorified ‘demo’ state and I’m very proud of it. In fact, Iwould say it is probably my personal favourite of all the albums I have made.”1 Crossley in turn described what he labelled as his “remote contribution” as follows, providing some fascinating asides about the project: “Paul sent me the ‘Grimm’ material as stereo mixes. My thoughts were not to drown it too much in many layers as the material was delicate and the songs were, in some respects, already complete. My remit (as ever) was to add a ‘psychedelic’ edge to the songs, so I triedto fit in parts that would add to an air of mystery and‘otherness’ to the tracks. It was mainly guitar parts with echo, fuzz and rotary speaker sounds that I put on – parts that could be used almost at a distance so the listener could maybe only half hear something, like a dream part almost. Some of the solos I did hada definite ‘place’ in the songs but much of what I do istextural. I also added some percussion sounds, bones being knocked together and cymbals etc., and sang some echoed backing vocals very occasionally. I tried to keep my contributions reigned in a little which was really in the spirit of the whole thing – to keep the delicate nature of the songs intact.”2 The new version, tentatively titled ‘Grimmer Than Grimm’, has been ready for some time, and will see the light in 2018.

extract from ‘The Devil’s Jukebox – An Expanded Paul Roland Biography’ by Roberto Curti (published by Unifaun Productions Sept 2018)

paul roland - unreleased songs (2017)

Steampunk

Track List

Candy's Mother Cries
Can't Forgive, Can't Forget
Jenny Doesn't Mind
Playing It Straight
Forget Me Not (Demo)
Sally Can't Cry
Her Room Is Like A Garden
Wrote Myself A Letter (Demo)
Love (Demo)
When I See That Girl (Demo)
Preaching The Devil's Gospel
Charlie Manson's Wedding
Black Shirt Tango
Do The Birds Still Sing In Riga_
Little Scarface
Icarus (Demo)
The Lord Made A Woman (Demo)
13 Women (Demo)
Moses (Demo)
Cradel Of Abraham
The Wolfman's On The Prowl

Credits

Copyright (c) – Lithon Music

Bonus CD that comes with the Paul Roland biography "The Devil's Jukebox" by Roberto Curti.

Tracks 5, 8 to 10, 13, 14, 16 to 19 are home demos, the rest studio recordings.
Track 8 was written for Anna Barbazza.
Tracks 13 and 14 were written for Peter Hammill.

paul roland - white zombie (2016)

Steampunk

Track List

Song Of The Black Toad
Summoner Of Souls
Ti Bon Voodou
Are We Not Men?
Wanga Wanga
Sugar Mill Scene
Papa John
Bitter Sleep (Funeral In The Road)
A Ring Of Silver Coins
Wake Madelena Wake
Baron La Croix
20 Years Ago
Chant of the Black Cockerel
Summoning Baron Samedi
...Servants Of The Spirits
Mambo Jo

Credits

Recorded 2016
Label: Unifaun Productions

Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals – Paul Roland
Backing Vocals – Alberto Crosio, Claudio Milano, Priska, Warm Morning Brothers
Backing Vocals, Percussion – Sergio Nachira
Drums, Backing Vocals, Percussion – Annie Barbazza
Electric Bass – Alberto Callegari, Annie Barbazza (tracks: 5)
Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, E-Bow, Percussion – Massimo Marchini
Electric Guitar – Alessandro Austoni,
Electric Guitar (in Manbo Joe bonus single) - Beppe Lombardo
Electric Guitar, Flute – Lorenzo Trecordi
High Priestess' Lead Vocals – Paola Tagliaferro
Lead Vocals – Annie Barbazza (tracks: 9)
Oboe – Camillo Mozzoni
Tricanta Veena – Paolo Tofani

paul roland - Bitter and twisted (2015)

Steampunk

Track List

I'm The Result Of An Experiment (Which Went Hideously Wrong)
Dali's Dream
Hugo
Devil's Jukebox
I've Been Hearing Voices
Zanti Misfits
Bitter And Twisted
Another Me
Catatonic
William Bonny's Trigger Finger
Professor Feather
Born In The 60s
Insulted

Bonus Tracks
Bitter And Twisted (Again) (Outtake)
Candyman (Acoustic Demo)
Hugo (Alternate Version)
Featuring – Alan Jenkins
Zanti Misfits (Alternate Version)
Featuring – Alan Jenkins
Devil's Jukebox (Acoustic Demo)

Credits

Recorded 2015
Label: Sireena Records

Vocals, Guitar, Acoustic Bass, additional instruments and percussion – Paul Roland
Bass – Joshua Roland
Drums – Violet the Cannibal

paul roland - bates motel (2013)

Steampunk

Track List

I Was A Teenage Zombie
Kali
Bates Motel
How I Escaped From Devil's Island
The Wailing Well
Tortured By The Daughter Of Fu Manchu
The Light Of Life Drains Out Of Me
Katmandu
Promised Land
Crazy
Cain

Bonus Tracks
I'm In Love With Myself
I Was A Teenage Zombie (Demo)
Tortured By The Daughter Of Fu Man Chu (Demo)
Cain (Demo)

Credits

Label: PRAS
Copyright (c): Lithon Music

Acoustic Guitar – Paul Roland
Bass – Joshua Roland
Drum – James Count
Lead Guitar – Sonny Midnight
Organ – Paul Roland, Tony Jacks
Vocals – Paul Roland

Artwork By, Mastered By – Ralf Jesek
Composed By – Paul Roland
Producer – Paul Roland
Engineer – James Utting, Mick Venning

paul roland - hexen (2013)

Steampunk

Track List

Sanctus
Night Of The Witch
Devil's Wood
Beltane
Wicker Man
As I Walked Out One Morning
Witch's Hovel
Scourge Of The Lord
Benedictus
Monastery
Agnus Dei
Inquisitor
Nuns Possessed
Sanctus Miserere
Orgy In The Woods
Kissing The Devil's Arse

Credits

2013 Palace of Worms

Artwork – Ralf Jesek
Backing Vocals, Flute – Joran (3) (tracks: A3)
Bass – Joshua Roland
Drums – Violet The Canibal
Lead Guitar – Mick Crossley
Music By, Keyboards – Ralf Jesek (tracks: A8 B4 B5)
Music By, Lyrics By – Paul Roland
Violin, Organ, Bass – Veronique Rocka (tracks: A1 B1 B6)
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Bass, Keyboards, Percussion – Paul Roland

paul roland - grimm (2011)

Steampunk

Track List

Nevermore (intro)
If the Sun Refused To Shine
A Long Time Ago
Rapunzel
What Will Become of Me?
Lowly Weeps the King
Maleen
The Devil's Bride
The Way of the World
Once Upon A Time
Nevermore (Reprise)
The Elderly Mother (Spoken Word)
The Master Thief (Spoken Word)

Credits

Artwork – Ralf Jesek
Backing Vocals, Guest [Special Guest] – Rosie Eade
Performer, Written-By, Lyrics By, Producer, Engineer – Paul Roland
Vocals – Joshua Roland

Notes
All song written and composed by Paul Roland. All instruments played by Paul Roland.
Special guest: Rosie Eade, backing vocals. Spoken word interludes by Michael and Joshua Roland.
Album engineered and produced by Paul Roland.
Artwork by Ralf Jesek.
Illustrations by Arthur Rackman

Recorded at World's End Studios, Baden - Wurttemberg, Germany and Bag End Studios,
England in Winter / Spring 2009 - 2010

paul roland - nevermore (2008)

Steampunk

Track List

Edgar Allen Poe
Last Voyage Of The Nautilus
1. Captain Nemo
2. Last Voyage Of The Nautilus
3. Wreck Of The Nautilus
Leatherface
Great Deceiver
Eight Little Whores
Ghost Dance
Abramelin
Tell-Tale Heart
Sam Hall

Bonus Track
Foggy Dew

Credits

Recorded 2008
Label: Syborgmusic

Bass – John Tracey
Drums, Percussion – Simon Jeffries
Guitar [Lead & Rhythm] – Derek Heffernan
Keyboards, Percussion, Co-producer – Nico Steckelberg
Organ, Mellotron, Harpsichord – Paul Blewitt
Vocals [Harmony] – Andrea K. C. Koslowsky
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Written-By, Producer – Paul Roland

paul roland - re-animator (2005)

Steampunk

Track List

Re-Animator
Chain Gang
Pan
Taliesin
Valdemar
Swamp Girl
Abdul Alhazred / Assassins
Charles Dexter Ward
Arkham
Cthullu

Bonus Tracks
Re-Animator (Alternate Mix)
Abdul Alhazred (Alternate Mix)
Swamp Girl (Alternate Mix)

Bonus CD Sampler Of Tracks From Future Reissues
Twilight Of The Gods
Burnt Orchids
Wyndham Hill
Animal Crackers
The Crimes Of Dr. Cream
The Ratcatcher's Daughter
Resurrection Joe
Ophelia
Aleister Crowley
Dice With The Devil

Credits

Recorded January 2005. Additional recording and mixing summer/autumn 2005 at Courtfield Recorders, Kent.

Bass – Jim Leverton, John Tracey
Drums, Percussion – Simon Jeffrey
Engineer – Gordon Thrussell
Guitar [Lead] – Derek Heffernan
Mellotron, Organ – Paul Blewitt
Other [Cover Design] – Ralf Schuessler
Producer – Paul Roland
Violin, Cello, Flute – Geoffrey Richardson
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Paul Roland
Written-By – Paul Roland

paul roland - pavane (2004)

Steampunk

Track List

Prelude - Mr. Nyman's Garden
Dark Carnival
Musette
Dice With The Devil
Lucifer's Servant
Pavane
Phantoms
Easter 1916
Hymn
Voodoo Doll
Reprise - Mr. Nyman's Music Room

Extra Tracks

Meadows Of The Sea (Marc Bolan)
I'm Not Like Everybody Else (R.Davies)
Death Of A Clown (D.Davies)
Dazed And Confused (Led Zeppelin)
Easter 1916 (Alternate Version)
Dice With The Devil (Alternative Mix)

Credits

Recorded 2003
Label: Gaslight Records, Black Widow Records

Accordion, Arranged By [Woodwind And String Arrangements], Bass, Harpsichord, Lute, Organ [Pipe Organ], Piano, Woodwind – Chris Randall (2)
Acoustic Guitar, Composed By, Producer, Vocals, Written-By – Paul Roland
Cover – Ralf Schuessler
Engineer, Recorded By – Gordon Thrussell
Harp [Celtic], Mandolin – Richard Dray
Hurdy Gurdy – Phil Martin*
Lead Guitar [Electric] – Andy Young (4)
Percussion – Peter Pracownik
Recorder [Recorders], Saxophone [Saxophones] – Jeff X (3)
Violin – Jenny Benwell
Vocals [Additional] – Joran Elane

paul roland - gargoyles (1997)

Paul Roland - Gargoyles

 

Track List

The Worlds Of Jonathan Waverly
The Gathering Man
Aleister Crowley
Culloden
Gargoyles
Atlantis
Luther
The Grey Cock
Last Coach To The Borgo Pass
White Lightning
Doctor Rocque
Down To The Bone

Credits

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Lithon Music
Copyright (c) – Gaslight Records
Made By – PMDC, UK
Recorded At – Astra Studios
Recorded At – Elsewhere Studios (2)

Art Direction – Dave Larr
Bass – John Tracey
Drums – Simon Jeffries
Engineer – Rob Williams (12)
Guitar [Lead Guitar] – Derek Heffernan
Keyboards, Percussion, Arranged By [String Arrangements] – Chris Randall (2)
Violin – Jenny Benwell
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Producer, Written-By, Photography By – Paul Roland

paul roland - sarabande (1993)

Steampunk

Track List

The King Will Come
Morgan Le Fay
Beyond The Realm Of Sleep
Sister Jazz
Ophelia
Serpent's Skin
A Thousand And One Nights
I'm Not Like Anybody Else
Waltzing The Square Ring Again
Meadows Of The Sea

Extra Track
Me And The Devil Blues

Credits

Recorded 1993
Label: Gaslight Records

Bass – Dave Battersby
Drums – Jez Kirkwood
Guitar [Lead] – Ant Walker, Kev Fox (tracks: 9), Nick Saloman (tracks: 3, 7, 10)
Keyboards – Giles Farley
Organ – Kev Fox (tracks: 9)
Violin – Phil Wright (3)
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Paul Roland
Written-By – Paul Roland (tracks: 1 to 7, 9)

paul roland - strychnine (1992)

Paul Roland - Strychnine

Track List

Too Much To Dream
(The Electric Prunes)
Arabian Knights
(Siouxsie & The Banshees)
Iscariot (Marc Bolan)
Strychnine (The Sonics)
Young Girl Blues (Donovan Leitch)
Guinevere (Donovan Leitch)
Lady Rachel (Kevin Ayers)
Venus In Furs (Lou Reed)

Extra Tracks
The King Is Dead
The Great Edwardian Airraid
Candy Says
Ghost Ships

Credits

Recorded 1992
Copyright (c) – New Rose Records
Recorded At – Elsewhere Studios, Kent
 
Bass – John Tracey
Cello – John Gallagher
Clarinet – Phil Smith
Drums – Simon Jeffries
Engineer – Rob Williams (12)
Flute, Backing Vocals – Valerie Franco
Instruments [Arabian] – Ali Ben Shakzar
Keyboards, Percussion – Chris Randall (2)
Lead Guitar – Derek Heffernan
Producer – Paul Roland
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Nick Pye
Violin – Jenny Benwell
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Paul Roland

paul roland - roaring boys (1990)

Paul Roland - Roaring Boys

Track List

Roaring Boys
Resurrection Joe
Christine
The Executioner's Song
Thunderbird
Sad Sweet Smile
Tarot
The Poets And The Painters
Doctor Rocque
The Ministrel's Song
(Is All Our Love In Vain?)
Come To The Sabbat
Hurdy Gurdy Man
Who Do You Love?
Red Cadillac And A Black Mustache

Credits

Recorded 1990
Label: New Rose Records
 
Bass – John Tracey
Cello – John Gallagher
Drums – Simon Jeffrey
Engineer – Rob Williams (12)
Flute – Dave Corsby
Guitar [Spanish] – Martin Reed
Keyboards, Arranged By [String, Woodwind, Sax] – Chris Randall
Lead Guitar, Bass – Nick Saloman (tracks: 12 to 14)
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Derek Heffernan
Producer – Paul Roland
Saxophone, Clarinet – Phil Smith
Violin – Jenny Benwell
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Paul Roland

paul roland - masque (1990)

Paul Roland - Masque

Track List

Dr Syn Is Riding Again
Pharaoh
Candy Says
Triumphs Of A Taxidermist
Grantchester Fields
Meet Mr Scratch
Masque
The Mind Of William Gaines
Cocoon
I Dreamt I Stood Upon The Scaffold
Matty Groves

Extra Tracks
The Ratcatcher's Daughter
The Sporting Life
The Sea Captain

Credits

Recorded 1990
Label: New Rose Records

Producer – Paul Roland
Written-By, Composed By – P. Roland*
 
Bass – John Tracey
Cello – John Gallagher
Drums – Simon Jeffrey
Engineer – Rob Williams (12)
Flute – Dave Corsby
Guitar [Spanish] – Martin Reed
Keyboards, Arranged By [String, Woodwind, Sax] – Chris Randall
Lead Guitar, Bass – Nick Saloman (tracks: 12 to 14)
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Derek Heffernan
Producer – Paul Roland
Saxophone, Clarinet – Phil Smith
Violin – Jenny Benwell
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Paul Roland

paul roland - duel (1988)

paul roland - duel (1988)

Track List

Knights
The Crimes Of Dr Cream
Reptile House
Spring Heeled Jack
Nosferatu
At The Edge Of The World
Alice's House
Menagerie
The King Must Die
A) Over The Hills And Far Away
B) The King Must Die
C) The King Is Dead

Bonus Tracks
Witchfinder General
Madame Guillotine
Death Or Glory
Cairo
Twilight Of The Gods
Gabrielle
Blades Of Battenburg
Knights
Crimes Of Dr Cream
The King Is Dead

Credits

Recorded 1988 - Copyright (c) – Lithon Music
Recorded At – Oakwood Studios, Elsewhere Studios

Bass – John Tracey
Cello – John Gallagher
Drums – Simon Jeffrey
Flute – Dave Corsby
Guitar – Derek Heffernan
Keyboards – Chris Randall
Lute – Geoffrey Alexander
Oboe – Michael Smith
Recorder – Jeremy Mortimer
Viola – Piers Mortimer
Violin – Jenny Benwell
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Paul Roland

paul roland - happy families (1987)

paul roland - happy families (1987)

Track List

The Curate Of Cheltenham
Journey To The Pole
Nursery Crimes
Cousin Emilia
Builder Of Follys
The Best Years Of Our Lives
Aunty
Animal Crackers

Extra Tracks
Beau Brummel
Go Down Your Murderers
I Can't Control Myself
Captain Blood

Credits

Recorded 1987
Label: Bam-Caruso, Pastell

Acoustic Guitar – Paul Roland
Artwork By – Harvey S. Williams
Balalaika – Pete Ridley
Bass – Brian Heffernan, Brian Marshall
Cello – Nick Payne
Drums – Matt Vinyl, Paul Madden
Engineer – Chris Ashman, Paul Madden
Keyboards – Brian Gould
Mandolin – Pete Ridley
Mixed By – Brian Marshall
Organ – Brian Marshall
Percussion – Paul Madden
Recorder – Jeremy Mortimer, Pete Ridley
Viola – Piers Mortimer
Violin – Pete Ridley
Vocals – Paul Roland

paul roland - a cabinet of curiosities (1987)

paul roland - a cabinet of curiosities (1987)

Track List

Madhouse
Wyndam Hill
Jumbee
Gary Gilmore's Eyes
Burn
Stranger Than Strange
Walter The Occultist
Demon In A Glass Case
Green Glass Violins Remix
Berlin
Cairo
Madame Guillotine
Madeleine
Gabrielle
Happy Families

Credits

Arranged By [Strings] – Chris Randall (2)
Backing Vocals – Nick Nicely (tracks: A1, A2, A4)
Cello – John Gallagher
Design [Sleeve Design] – Huart / Cholley*
Engineer [Europa, Kent] – Chris Ashman (tracks: B4)
Engineer [Oakwood Studios] – Andy Bell (4) (tracks: A1 to B3)
Keyboards, Recorder, Percussion – Chris Randall (2)
Photography By [Photo] – Benoît Binet
Producer – Paul Roland
Violin – Maurice Memmott
Vocals, Guitar – Paul Roland
Written-By – Paul Roland (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to D)

Notes

With Limited Edition Free 7"
First 1000 ex. of LP came with free 7"

Recorded at Oakwood Studios, Canterbury, Kent, 22-27 August 1987
B4 recorded at Europa, Kent
B2 recorded at DB Studios, Haltern, West Germany
A4: Copyright Control

℗ Paul Roland 1987
© New Rose Records 1987

paul roland - danse macabre (1987)

paul roland - danse macabre (1987)

Track List

Witchfinder General
Madam Guillotine
The Great Edwardian Air Raid
The Hanging Judge
Still Falls The Snow
Matilda Mother
Gabrielle
Requiem
Buccaneers
In The Opium Den
Twilight Of The Gods

Credits

Recorded 1987
Label: Bam-Caruso, Pastell

Acoustic Guitar – Paul Roland
Artwork By – Harvey S. Williams
Balalaika – Pete Ridley
Bass – Brian Heffernan, Brian Marshall
Cello – Nick Payne
Drums – Matt Vinyl, Paul Madden
Engineer – Chris Ashman, Paul Madden
Keyboards – Brian Gould
Mandolin – Pete Ridley
Mixed By – Brian Marshall
Organ – Brian Marshall
Percussion – Paul Madden
Recorder – Jeremy Mortimer, Pete Ridley
Viola – Piers Mortimer
Violin – Pete Ridley
Vocals – Paul Roland

paul roland - burnt orchids (1984)

paul roland - burnt orchids (1984)

Track List

Death Or Glory,
Burnt Orchids,
The Puppet Master,
Captain Blood,
Cairo,
Green Glass Violins,
Funhouse,
Ghost Ships

Credits

Artwork By – Jon Greves - Lady Butler
Producer – Chris Ashman, Graeme Quinton-Jones, Paul Roland
Recorded 1984
Label: Aftermath Records

Bass – Andy Dolan
Drums – Roger Diamond
Guitar [Lead], Backing Vocals – Knox (2)
Keyboards, String Arrangements – Chris Randall
Vocals, Guitar – Paul Roland
Violin – Maurice Memmott
Additional Musicians – Brian Gould, James Blomfield, John Daniels, Simon Balestrini
Backing Vocals - Robyn Hitchcock (with Knox)

paul roland - a house of dark shadows (1984)

paul roland - a house of dark shadows (1984)

Track List

Blades Of Battenberg
Burnt Orchids
Madelaine
Dr. Strange
The Puppet Master
Captain Blood
Death Or Glory
Cairo
Green Glass Violins
Lon Chaney (1883 - 1930)
Ghost Ships

Extra Tracks
Blades Of Battenberg
Flying Ace
Cavaliers

More Extra Tracks
Madelaine
Berlin
Graveyard Train
Public Enemy
Hot George (M. Bolan)
Peggy Sue Got Married (B. Holly)
Jack Daniels

Credits

Recorded 1984
Label: New Rose Records, Pastell


From www.rainfallsite.com:
PAUL ROLAND is a master at creating moods and atmospheres to suit the subject matter of his songs and with his fascination for the gothic all you need to do is close your eyes and you're standing under a flicking Victorian gas-light as a horse drawn carriage disappears into the misty midnight....he can effortlessly conjure up visions of highwaymen hanging from wayside gibbets, blood stained swords and smoking muskets on a muddy battlefield or spin an eerie soundtrack for a bizarre Edwardian murder. Musically the tape is a real delight and features superb guest appearances by ROBIN HITCHCOCK and KNOX(reason enough for investigation) but it's Mr Roland's wonderful keyboard and string arrangements that hold the key. "Burnt Orchids is a gorgeous blend of Left Banke and 1967 Zombies and "Madelaine" is equally sublime with its gently strummed acoustic, rich strings and Hitchcock's oh-so-tasteful backwards guitar. "Green Glass Violins" is yet another evocative Left Banke-like tune with its rippling harpsichord and gently lilting strings and "Ghost Ship" is a Marie Celeste voyage to equal the nautical feel of Procul Harum's great "Salty Dog" or "Wreck Of The Hesperus". Roland's vision of 'rock' is totally unique and on tracks like "Captain Blood" and "Death Or Glory" you'll find Knox's dark psychedelic guitar providing the twist with its sinister overtones to otherwise gentle melodies. His vocals are a neat blend of Syd/Peter Perrett/Hitchcock that just add to the gothic.

paul roland - werewolf of london (1980)

paul roland - werewolf of london (1980)

Track List

Blates Of Battenburg
Brain Police
Oscar Automobile
Flying Ace
The Cars That Ate New York
Public Enemy
Werewolves Of London
Angel
Lon Chaney
Alcatraz
Jack Daniels
 
Outtakes From Original Album
Oscar Automobile
Werewolves Of London
The Witching Hour
Girls
 
Outtakes From Unreleased 2nd Album
The Ghoul
Mad Elaine
The Old Dark House
Cadillac Moon
Cavalier
Sword And Sorcery

Credits

Label: Armageddon Records

Producers: Grahame Quinton-Jones/Paul Roland
Engineer: G. Q-Jones/Dave Tewes

Drums – Martin Meads, Roger Diamond
Guitar – Paul Roland, Robyn Hitchcock
Bass – Simon Ballestrini
Guitar [Lead] – John Danielz
Keyboards – Brian Gould
Saxophone – Paul Nesbit-Larking
Violin – Maurice Memmott
Vocals – Paul Roland
Written-by – Paul Roland
Voice [Spoken Word etract on ‘The Old dark House’], – Robyn Hitchcock
Story excerpt written by - Robyn Hitchcock
Backward lead guitar on ‘Mad Elaine’ - Robyn Hitchcock

paul roland - in memoriam (1980-2010)

paul roland - in memoriam (1980-2010)

Track List

Blades Of Battenburg
The Puppet Master
Dr Strange
Witchfinder General
Requiem
Gabrielle
In The Opium Den
Nosferatu
Triumphs Of A Taxidermist
Meet Mr Scratch
Come To The Sabbat
A Thousand And One Nights
Aleistair Crowley
Gargoyles
Re-Animator
Cthullu
Edgar Allen Poe
The Great Edwardian Air-Raid
Lon Chaney
Wyndham Hill
Demon In A Glass Case
Walter The Occultist
Journey To The Pole
Alice's House
The Ratcatcher's Daughter
The Sea Captain
The Poets And The Painters
Waltzing The Square Ring Again
Dice With The Devil
Voodoo Doll
Captain Nemo
Abramelin
Moriarty (Demo)
The Ballad Of Mary Kelly (Demo)
Devil's Wood (Demo)
Kissing The Devil's Arse (Demo)

Credits

Recorded 2010
Label: Gaslight Records

paul roland - waxworks (1995)

paul roland - waxworks (1995)

Track List

Blades Of Battenburg
Werewolves Of London
Mathilda Mother
Buccaneers
Wyndham Hil
Jumbee
Cousin Emilia
Journey To The Pole
Alice's House
Nosferatu
The Ratcatcher's Daughter
Pharaoah
The Poets & The Painters
The Executioner's Song
Guinevere
Morgan Le Fay
Waltzing The Square Ring Again
Knights
Madame Guillotine
Death Or Glory
Cairo
Witchfinder General
Baby Let's Play House
Twilight Of The Gods
Gabrielle
Blades Of Battenburg
The Great Edwardian Air-Raid
Candy Says
Ghost Ships
Strychnine
Perfumed Garden Of Gulliver Smith
Happy Families
Crimes Of Dr. Cream
The King Is Dead

Credits

Label: Strange Ways Records 1995
2x CD compilation
Producer, Paul Roland

Notes
CD1 is a best of-compilation.
CD2 Radio Sessions 1988-1992.

paul roland - confessions of an opium eater(1988)

paul roland - confessions of an opium eater(1988)

Track List

Death Or Glory
Burnt Orchids
The Hanging Judge
The Great Edwardian Air Raid
Berlin
Captain Blood
Blades Of Battenberg
Madame Guillotine
Cairo
Werewolves Of London
In The Opium Den
Buccaneers
Gabrielle

Extra Tracks
Madame Guillotine
Madelaine
Happy Families
Gabrielle
Cairo

Credits

Recorded 1988
Label: Lithon Music

Artwork [Graphics] – Nikos Loris
Producer, Composed By, Music By, Lyrics
By – Paul Roland

 

Summer of Love

Mambo Jo

 

 

   

Summer Of Love (Alternative Mix)
Little White Lies (Acoustic Mix)
Another Ingmar Bergman Interlude (Original Demo)
In My Next Life (Original Demo)

Mambo Joe (Album Version)
Mambo Joe (Acoustic Version)
Chant of the Zombies (Damballah)
   

dr strange (1992)

Blades of battenburg (1983)

Death or glory (1986)

In the opium den (1986)

Tracks:
Dr.Strange
Madeleine

Credits:
Recorded 1982
Label: Aristocrat Records

Recorded at Oakwood Studio's. Kent.
Producer, Engineer – Graeme Quinton-Jones, Paul Roland

 

Tracks:
Blades Of Battenburg
Captain Blood
The Puppet Master
Cavalier

Credits:
Recorded 1983
Label: Aftermath Records

Recorded at Oakwood Studio's. Kent.
Producer, Engineer – Graeme Quinton-Jones, Paul Roland

Tracks:
Death Or Glory (Revamped Version)
The Great Edwardian Air Raid
Beau Brummel
The Curious Case Of Richard Fielding

Credits:
Recorded 1986
Label: Aftermath Records

Recorded at: Europa Studios, Kent.

Artwork By [Design] – Jon Greves
Engineer – Chris Ashman
Producer – Paul Roland
Written-By – Paul Roland

Tracks:
In The Opium Den
Demon In A Glass Case

Credits:
Recorded 1986
Label: Imaginary Records

Producer, Paul Roland

 

paul roland - live in italy (1989)

paul roland - live in italy (1989)

Track List

Knights
Cairo
The Crimes Of Dr. Cream
Death Or Glory
Wyndam Hill
The Hanging Judge
Alice's House
Spring Heeled Jack
Ghost Ships
Over The Hills & Far Away
Madam Guillotine
Gabrielle
Captain Blood
Werewolves Of London
Not Fade Away
Cadillac Moon
The Old Dark House
Tutti Frutti

Credits

Recorded 1989
Copyright (c) – Buccaneer Records

Bass – John Tracey (tracks: 1 to 15, 18)
Drums – Simon Jeffrey (tracks: 1 to 15, 18)
Guitar – Derek Heffernan (tracks: 1 to 15, 18)
Keyboards – Jeremy Wetherall (tracks: 1 to 15)
Vocals [Spoken Words] – Robyn Hitchcock (tracks: 17)
Vocals, Guitar – Paul Roland

paul roland - live in italy (1989)

paul roland - live in italy (1989)

Track List

Madame Guillotine (Radio Session)
Cairo (Radio Session)
The King Is Dead (Demo)
The Ghoul

Credits

Recorded 1989
Label: Stampa Alternativa
 
Free 7" within a book named "The Haunted Pages: Stories - Lyrics And ..... Life!" including about hundred sides with biography, lyrics and discography of Paul Roland.

paul roland - live in paris (1992)

paul roland - live in paris (1992)

Track List

Christine
Madame Guillotine
Walter The Occultist
Alice's House
I Dreamt I Stood Upon The Scaffold
Sad Sweet Smile
The Executioner's Song
Wyndham Hill
The King Is Dead
The Poets And The Painters
Candy Says
Berlin

Credits

PRAS
Blackmail Tapes – Vol. 2 


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