• Leo Kottke
    (Chrysalis Records  1977  CHR1106)
    Matrix No's: A1/B1 - UK Pressing

    Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

    Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
    (there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality)

    Leo Kottke (born September 11, 1945) is an acoustic guitarist. He is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. He overcame a series of personal obstacles, including partial loss of hearing and a nearly career-ending bout with tendon damage in his right hand, to emerge as a widely recognized master of his instrument. He currently resides in the Minneapolis area with his family.

    Focusing primarily on instrumental composition and playing, Kottke also sings sporadically, in an unconventional yet expressive baritone described by himself as sounding like "geese farts on a muggy day". In concert, Kottke intersperses humorous and often bizarre monologues with vocal and instrumental selections from throughout his career, played solo on 6- and 12-string guitars.

    Leo Kottke is the first album on the Chrysalis label by American guitarist Leo Kottke, released in 1976. It reached #107 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts.

    Track listing

    All songs by Leo Kottke; except where indicated

    Side One

    1. "Buckaroo" (Bob Morris) – 2:05
    2. "The White Ape" – 2:13
    3. "Hayseed Suede" – 2:45
    4. "Rio Leo" – 2:58
    5. "Range" – 3:26
    6. "Airproofing" – 2:19

    Side Two

    1. "Maroon" – 2:02
    2. "Waltz" – 2:25
    3. "Death by Reputation" – 4:07
    4. "Up Tempo" – 1:41
    5. "Shadowland" – 4:05


    • Leo Kottke - 6 & 12-string guitar
    • Other artists not credited

    Production notes:

    • Recorded by Ern Rose at Armstrong Studios, Melbourne
      Scott Rivard and Paul Martinson at Sound 80, Minneapolis
      Dave Hassinger at the Sound Factory West, Los Angeles
      Douglas Decker at Western Recording, Los Angeles
    • Re-mix: Scott Rivard, Sound 80
    • Photographic Collage by John Van Hamersveld
    • Arrangements by Jack Nitzsche
    • Produced by Denny Bruce

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    • Product Code: CHR1106
    • Availability: In Stock
    • £5.99

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