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Tom Yates - Love is Losing Ground

Tom YatesLate October sees the release of Love is Losing Ground an album of twelve unpublished songs by the late Tom Yates who was active in North West folk clubs in the 1960s and 70s before moving to Antwerp.

It is a fondly remembered time for folk music amongst those who experienced it with Ian Gentle, Tony Davis, Stan Gee and Mary Asquith amongst other names who are mentioned.

Tom Yates was born in Rochdale in 1944 and lived for some time in the Lake District before moving to London for a while where he shared a flat with David Bowie and also knew Paul Simon and John Martyn. He signed to CBS in 1967 and his first album, Second City Spiritual was released on that label.

In the 1970s Yates relocated to Disley in Cheshire and ran folk clubs from there and nearby Stockport.  He left England for Belgium in 1980 working  in the clubs and bars of Antwerp, dying of Leukaemia in 1993.
 
The material comprising Love is Losing Ground is taken from the period 1983 to 1988. The songs have been digitally remastered by John Constantine, a friend of Yates’s and the sound quality is considered to be equal to that heard in the studio where they were produced.

Love is Losing Ground will be released by Epona Records.  For more information on this and other projects undertaken by that label follow the link below.

Links

Epona Records
Memories of Tom Yates on Mudcat







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