Guy Chadwick: The Black Sessions

Guy Chadwick: The Black Sessions
Guy Chadwick by Suzie Gibbons

I was genuinely surprised when I went to grab my copy of Guy Chadwick’s 1998 solo album Lazy, Soft & Slow and found that I no longer had it. I’m not sure what I was thinking – it wasn’t heavy rotation, by any means, but his sole musical output in the decade between The House Of Love breaking up in 1993 and reforming in 2003 certainly merited a place in my CD collection. Far more than some items that I’ve kept for decades, that’s for sure.

My investigating the whereabouts of the album also revealed to me that it was produced by Robin Guthrie, who also played bass on much of the record. I think I can be forgiven for not knowing this – he didn’t bring much of his sonic signature to the proceedings, but made a very nice record that holds up quite well. I went and got myself another copy off Discogs and it will be sticking around.

By way of introduction/endorsement of Chadwick’s only solo record, here’s the video of his complete performance for France Inter’s legendary Black Sessions series in January 1998. Why such good video footage of a radio session exists I don’t know, but I’m glad for it.

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