Salterbarty Tales

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Salterbarty Tales
Studio album by Earthstar
Released 1978
Recorded 1977–1978
Genre Electronic music
Ambient Music
Label Moontower Records
Producer Craig Wuest
Earthstar chronology
Salterbarty Tales
(1978)
French Skyline
(1979)

Salterbarty Tales is the debut album by the American electronic band Earthstar. Salterbarty Tales was recorded in 1977 and 1978 and released by Moontower Records in 1978. The album is the only release to feature significant grand piano sections performed by Craig Wuest with relatively basic synthesizer work and far less multitracking when compared to later Earthstar albums.[1] It is also the only album not to feature tape loop instruments: the mellotron and the Birotron.[2]

Salterbarty Tales has never been reissued and has been described as "impossible to find" by Earthstar guitarist Dennis Rea.[3] A few copies sold online in 2007 ranged in price from US $75 to US $125.

Track listing[edit]

Side A

  1. Splendored Skies and Angels – 5:48
  2. Serendingo – 9:11
    (including Rapid of HU)
  3. Salterbarty Overture – 3:03
  4. Broken Chain of Euphoria – 8:30

Side B

  1. Canyon Nebula – 22:10
    (including Rapter Relcafe, Sunspots Theme, Rapter Releafe Reprise - Final.)
  2. Night Tones – 5:15
  3. Sunsets – 1:14
  4. Shades – 1:02

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, Mark (1999). "Earthstar – French Skyline". review. E-Mix Magazine. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  2. ^ "Planet Mellotron Reviews: E1". Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  3. ^ Rea, Dennis; Melton, Jeff (December 2001). "Exposé Magazine interview". Exposé Magazine. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 

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