Matt Deighton


  1. 1.
    Stones Around the Candle
  2. 2.
    Good for Us
  3. 3.
    No One's Lost Tribe
  4. 4.
    Villager / Bone Dry Boat
  5. 5.
    Large as Life - 2020 Remaster
For those prospectors looking to pan the stream for a British Sugar Man, Matt’s solo discography shines like a diamond among the silt.
You may recognise Matt Deighton from his time fronting 90's legends Mother Earth; you may remember him as Paul Weller’s guitarist in the late 90’s, or Noel Gallagher’s recommendation for who should replace him in Oasis when he quit the European tour in 2000. Or maybe you don’t. For almost two decades, the man they keep calling the natural successor to Nick Drake, Davey Graham and John Martyn has been himself more of a rumour – a murmur among musicians, songwriters and diehard music lovers who proudly display his rare solo vinyl releases like trophies. For the first time, his catalogue has been remastered and is going digital.
The man who helped encourage Bill Fay out of retirement has reappeared himself having played on Bill's records since 2011. Tom Cox, who reviewed Wake Up The Moths for the Observer Music Monthly recently remarked in the sleeve notes for the vinyl reissue that his only regret when reviewing the album was that he felt his ‘measly four out of five star rating did it a disservice’ and as the Sunday Times opined - “’s impossible to imagine fans of Nick Drake of John Martyn not falling in love with him...”
Once described as "a twenty year long human sequel to The Wickerman", recent album Doubtless Dauntless feature the film's musical director Gary Carpenter.
"A mellow folk-soul gem, shamefully overlooked" Mojo 4/5


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