Talking with Strangers
|Talking with Strangers|
|Studio album by Judy Dyble|
|Producer||Tim Bowness, Alistair Murphy|
|Judy Dyble chronology|
|Alternate cover (second pressing)|
Talking with Strangers is an album first issued in the UK in 2009, by Judy Dyble featuring Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Julianne Regan, Simon Nicol, Tim Bowness, Jacqui McShee, Pat Mastelotto, Alistair Murphy, Celia Humphris, Laurie A'Court, Rachel Hall, Mark Fletcher, Jeremy Salmon, Paul Robinson, John Gillies, Sanchia Pattinson and Harry Fletcher.
The album has subsequently been issued twice on vinyl, with different artwork on both versions. A cd version was issued by Termo in Scandinavia, which saw Dyble, Bowness and Murphy make live TV and radio appearances in support of the release.
Additionally, Dark Peak productions released an imported version in Japan. Late 2012 saw a deal signed for the first official release of the album in the USA via Gonzo Multimedia. The release date being late February 2013.
The album features a near 20-minute biopic of Dyble's life ("Harpsong"), and is described[by whom?] as being in the musical style of prog-folk.
The first UK pressing featured the artwork of 1960s psychedelic artist John Hurford and inner sleeve illustration by Koldo Barroso. This version is sold out and deleted as of December 2009. The second UK pressing (and subsequent releases feature the artwork and designs of Jackie Morris.
Upon the UK release, Dyble played a press and a headline show at the 100 club, this was the first time she had appeared on stage in London since the days of her being the lead singer of Fairport Convention and Trader Horne in the late 1960s. The band included Simon Nicol, Tim Bowness, Alistair Murphy amongst others.
|1.||"Neverknowing"||(Tim Bowness, Alistair Murphy)||Dyble (voice) – Bowness (additional voice) – Nicol (acoustic guitar)|
|2.||"Jazzbirds"||(Bowness, Judy Dyble, Murphy)||Dyble (voice + autoharp) – Bowness/McShee (additional voices) – Murphy (acoustic guitar, organ, keyboards)|
|3.||"C'est La Vie"||(Greg Lake, Pete Sinfield)||Dyble (voice) – Bowness, Regan, Humphris (additional voices) – Murphy (acoustic guitar, organ, keyboards) – Ian McDonald (flute) – Fletcher (bass) – Mastelotto (drums and percussion).|
|4.||"Talking with Strangers"||(Dyble, Bowness, Murphy)||Dyble (voice) – Bowness (additional voice) – Murphy (piano and Dynatron)|
|5.||"(In the) Dreamtime"||(Dyble, John Gillies)||Dyble (voice + autoharp) – Bowness/McShee (additional voices) – Murphy (acoustic guitar, 12 string guitar, electric guitar, organ, piano, keyboards) – Gillies (acoustic guitar) – McDonald (alto flute) – Fletcher (bass) – Mastelotto (drums and percussion).|
|6.||"Grey October Day"||(Dyble, Bowness, Murphy)||Dyble/Bowness (voices) – Murphy (piano, organ, acoustic guitar) – A'Court (tenor + alto sax) – Fletcher (bass) – Mastelotto (drums and percussion)|
|7.||"Harpsong"||(Dyble, Bowness, Murphy)||Dyble (voice + autoharp) – Bowness (additional voice, electric guitar) – A'Court (tenor + alto sax) – Murphy (numerous instruments 10+) – Fletcher (H) (electric guitar) – Fletcher (bass) – Fripp (guitar and soundscapes) – Rachel Hall (violin) – McShee, Regan, Humphris (additional voices) – Sanchia Pattinson (oboe) – Nicol (acoustic guitar) – McDonald (lead alto sax, flute, alto flute, ukulele) – Mastelotto (drums and percussion) – Paul Robinson (electric guitar)|
|Talking with Strangers||Judy Dyble||FiXiT/Brilliant||FXTR CD113||10 August 2009||UK||1st issue, 'Hurford sleeve' First 1000 numbered, first 500 also signed|
|Talking with Strangers||Judy Dyble||FiXiT/Brilliant||FXTRR CD113||Jan 2010||2nd UK||'Jackie Morris artwork'|
|Talking with Strangers||Judy Dyble||Tonefloat||TF70||Sept 2009||Vinyl||500 pressed, with signed postcard|
|Talking with Strangers||Judy Dyble||Termo||TermoCD006||25 Jan 2010||Scandinavian issue||revised artwork, bonus track 'Fragile'|
|Talking with Strangers||Judy Dyble||Tonefloat||TF70||November 2012||Vinyl||reissue 500 only with Jackie Morris Artwork|
|Talking with Strangers||Judy Dyble||Gonzo||HST123CD||February 2013||US/Canada issue||revised artwork, bonus tracks 'Waiting' 'Sparkling'|
- Smith, Sid (6 August 2009). "BBC – Music – Judy Dyble Talking With Strangers Review". BBC. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
- Kidman, David (August 2009). "Judy Dyble – Talking With Strangers (FX)". NetRhythms: A to Z Album and Gig Reviews. London: Net Rhythms. Retrieved 16 January 2010.