Andrew Stone has been a musician for a while now. He was born in the fifties, and loved all the great British and American bands of the early 70’s. He has had a career as a musician, a sound engineer, producer, and record company boss.
Now, he has fulfilled his ambition to bring his love for English Progressive Rock into one album The Pilgrim. A true representation of his pilgrimage, and a life in music.
Andrew Stone states about The Pilgrim, «This is a 5 Song album.
I was inspired to create this album by a story, namely Kim, by Rudyard Kipling, and in particular the pilgrimage of an aged Tibetan monk through the plains and mountains of India as he searches for a sacred river, which he believes will bring him Enlightenment.
Although this album is a solo project, it has been made possible by the wonders of modern technology, and through collaboration. This has allowed four friends from opposite sides of the Atlantic to re-visit a musical relationship which had its genesis at a UK Midlands University in 1979, where we formed a band known as “Tiny Lites”. This, at least for me, prompted a lifetime’s career in music, and continues to inspire and motivate my creative world to this day.
In this sense, The Pilgrim is not just about a character in a book, it is also about me. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed and made this possible.
1. A Hundred Thousand Years (5:20)
2. The Universe Is Dancing (v2.0) (6:51)
3. Sanctified (5:15)
4. Tocil Wood (6:07)
5. The Pilgrim Suite (22:42)
Part 1: The Disciple
Part 2: Wheel of Life
Part 3: Dreamcatcher
Part 4: In the Mountains
Part 5: Bazaar
Part 6: Meditation
Part 7: Revelation
Total Time 46:15
Andrew Stone: Bass, Fretless Bass, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Thumb Piano, Guitar Synth and Mellotron,Vocals, Slide Octave Mandolin
Alexandra Stone: Acoustic Guitars & Terz (1, 5)
Michael McClure: Acoustic Guitars (4), Keyboards (4, 5), Electric Guitar and Ebow (5)
Simon Whitbread: Drums (1-4)
David Blackburn: Drums and Percussion (5)
Andrew Faunch: Electric Guitars & Keyboards & Programming (5)