Bill Fay

Also known as Fay
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.billfay.co.uk/, https://www.facebook.com/billfay.lifeispeople

Discography of Bill Fay:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Bill Fay 15 Audio 2005 Eclectic Discs
2 Time Of The Last Persecution 14 Audio 2005 Eclectic Discs
3 From The Bottom Of An Old Grandfather Clock 27 Audio 2004 Wooden Hill
4 Bill Fay 13 Audio 2010 Universal Music
5 Time Of The Last Persecution 14 Audio 1971 Deram
6 Time Of The Last Persecution 14 Audio 2008 Esoteric Recordings
7 Life Is People 12 Audio 2012-08-21 Dead Oceans
8 Life Is People 12 Audio 2012-08-24 Dead Oceans
9 Life Is People 12 Audio 2012-08-24 Dead Oceans
10 Life Is People 12 Audio 2012-08-00 Dead Oceans
11 Bill Fay 15 Audio 2008 Esoteric Recordings
12 Bill Fay 13 Audio 2012 4 Men With Beards
13 Be At Peace With Yourself / Empires 2 Audio 2012 Dead Oceans
14 Time Of The Last Persecution 14 Audio 2013 4 Men With Beards
15 Bill Fay 13 Audio 1970 Deram
16 Some Good Advice / Screams In The Ears 2 Audio 1967-08-25 Deram
17 Some Good Advice / Screams In The Ears 2 Audio Deram
18 Some Good Advice / Screams In The Ears 2 Audio 1967 Deram
19 Life Is People 12 Audio 2012-05-25 Dead Oceans


UK based singer, songwriter and pianist, who began writing in the early 1960s while studying at university and in 1966 recorded a demo using the mobile studio of John Boden. Impressed by the demo, ex-Them drummer Terry Noon helped Fay to sign a recording contract with Decca. Between 1967 and 1971 the label released a beautifully odd single (“Some Good Advice”/”Screams In The Ears”) and two excellent albums (the lush, orchestrated [i]Bill Fay[/i] and the rawer [i]Time Of The Last Persecution[/i]). Unfortunately these recordings did not sell well and Decca decided to end Bill’s contract shortly after the release of [i]Time Of The Last Persecution[/i]. He returned to the studio in the late 1970s to record a third album, which finally emerged in January 2005 on Durtro/Jnana records (entitled [i]Tomorrow Tomorrow and Tomorrow[/i], credited to the [a744290]). In 2004 Wooden Hill Records released [i]From The Bottom Of An Old Grandfather Clock[/i] - a beautiful collection of demos recorded between 1966 and 1970 (plus one recorded in 2000). Bill’s songs have touched and inspired many- his fans include country rockers Wilco, songwriter/producer [a=Jim O'Rourke], [a=Ben Chasny] of [a=Six Organs Of Admittance] and [a=David Tibet] of [a=Current 93].


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