Available recordings

 

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This is a list of the Harley albums and singles currently available. These replace cassette and CD albums previously available  (which is how they come to be released in such a short timeframe), and are at present digital-only releases. Right now, some of them are still only available from Bandcamp, but I’m working on that.  There’ll be more information on the individual releases in due course, on this and my other music blogs.

  • You can see all the Bandcamp releases here.
  • There is, at present, quite a lot at Apple Music here.
  • Amazon and Spotify, unfortunately, have a nasty habit of mixing up various David Harleys, including some that don’t actually exist. However, the Distrokid links below (the ones that aren’t tagged Bandcamp!) include links to Amazon and other sites for specific tracks and releases.

Various stores and services album release: ‘Further Off The Record‘ – slightly different version of the ‘greatest hits’ album ‘Strictly Off The Record

Specifically, ‘Strictly Off The Record‘ has the same tracks except that it includes ‘The Carpenter’s Son’ instead of ‘Carpentry’ and has the extra track ‘Moonflow VI’.

Further Off The Record DK UPC: 196252196728

1 · Heatwave In The City (Harley)
2 · One Step Away (From The Blues) [Harley]
3 · Let Me Lie Easy [Harley]
4 · Carpentry [Harley]
5 · Ten Percent Blues [Harley]
6 · How To Say Goodbye [Harley]
7 · Same Old Same Old [Harley]
8 · Thomas Anderson [Harley, based on an article by Ron Nurse]
9 · Paper City (Harley)
10 · Long Stand (Harley)
11 · Diane (Going Out) [Harley]
12 · Wrekin (The Marches Line [Harley])
13 · Song Of Chivalry [Harley]
14 · Cornish Ghosts [Harley]
15 · Coasting [Harley]
16 · Two Is A Silence [Harley]
17 · Sea Fret [Harley]
18 · Hands Of The Craftsman [Harley]
19 · Her Own Way Down [Harley]
20 · Here Tomorrow [Words by D. Harley – music by Don MacLeod]


Bandcamp single: Moonflow VI. An extended version of an instrumental track from ‘Tears of Morning’. Links other stores and streaming services here.


Bandcamp album: Tears of Morning (Bandcamp). A collection of songs with a Shropshire connection, including settings of verse by A.E. Housman and ‘W.H.B.’  Links to other stores and streaming services.

Tears of Morning DK UPC: 196623509010

1 · Song Of Chivalry (Harley)
2 · Castles And Kings (Harley)
3 · Breathe My Lute (Words by A.E. Housman – music by D. Harley)
4 · The Carpenter’s Son (Words by A.E. Housman – music by D. Harley)
5 · When I Was (Words by A.E. Housman – music by D. Harley)
6 · On Bredon Hill (Words by A.E. Housman – music by D. Harley)
7 · Moonflow III (Harley)
8 · Thomas Anderson     (Harley, based on an article by Ron Nurse)
9 · Tears Of Morning (Words by A.E. Housman – music by D. Harley)
10 · Sea Fret (Harley)
11 · Severn Shore (Words by A.E. Housman – music by D. Harley)
12 · Carpentry    (Harley)
13 · Ballad of the Arbor Tree (Words by ‘WHB’ – music by D. Harley)
14 · Wrekin (The Marches Line) [Harley]


Single: One Step Away (From The Blues) -available on streaming services, Amazon etc. Also  now on BandCamp.


Album: ‘View From The Top‘ (Bandcamp) – with Don MacLeod. Songs we perform (occasionally!) as a duo, written by us individually or together. Now available on streaming services, Amazon etc.

View From The Top DK UPC: 196513560893

1 · Speak My Heart (feat. Don MacLeod) [MacLeod]
2 · She’s Gone (feat. Don MacLeod) [MacLeod]
3 · Here Tomorrow (feat. Don MacLeod) [MacLeod-Harley]
4 · Scratch One Lover (feat. Don MacLeod) [Harley]
5 · One Step Away (From The Blues) (feat. Don MacLeod & Bob Theil) [Harley]
6 · Sheer Bravado [MacLeod-Harley]
7 · View From The Top [MacLeod-Harley]


Bandcamp EP: ‘Hands of the Craftsman‘. Songs and verse from the 1980 review ‘Nice…If You Can Get It’. Now available on streaming services, Amazon etc.

1 · Long Stand (Harley)
2 · Apprentice Song (Harley)
3 · Easy Jack (Harley)
4 · Updraft (Harley)
5 · Hands Of The Craftsman (Harley)
6 · Waste (Harley)


Bandcamp album: ‘The Game Of London‘ – stories in song of the city in which I spent some 25 years of my life. Now available on streaming services, Amazon etc. (Slightly different version, doesn’t include two of the Bandcamp tracks.)

1 · The Miles Between (The City And The Heart) [Harley]
2 · The Game Of London [Harley]
3 · Coasting [Harley]
4 · Same Old Same Old [Harley]
5 · Walls [Harley]
6 · Seventeen Year Itch [Harley]
7 · Heatwave In The City [Harley]
8 · Cooling Out [Harley]
9 · Paper City [Harley]
10 · The Weekends [Harley]
11 · Death Of A Marriage [Harley]
12 · Silk And Steel [Harley]

The Bandcamp version also includes 80s recordings of an air and slip jig ‘Diving Butterfly’ (track 11)  and of ‘Coasting’ (track 14).


Bandcamp album: ‘Ten Percent Blues‘ – mostly with a touch of blues, including a look back or two at my very short career on the road. Now available on streaming services, Amazon etc. (Mostly remastered.)

1 · Make It Pay (Harley)
2 · Butterfly (Over The Hill) (Harley)
3 · The Road  (Harley)
4 · Anywhere  (Harley)
5 · Ten Percent Blues  (Harley)
6 · Now How Long  (Harley)
7 · Blues For Davy  (Harley)
8 · Baby What A Groove  (Harley)
9 · Another Bangor Day  (Harley)
10 · Long Cigarettes, Cheap Red Wine  (Harley)
11 · Moonstruck  (Harley)
12 · Angel  (Harley)
13 · East River  (Harley)
14 · Empty Sunday  (Harley)


Bandcamp single: ‘How To Say Goodbye‘ – Links to other stores and streaming services should be here, but at time of writing still awaiting confirmation.


Bandcamp album: ‘Dinosaur Tracks‘ – mostly demo quality, quite a lot leaning towards blues. Links to other stores and streaming services. 

1 · Butterfly (Over the Hill) (Harley)
2 · Southside (Harley)
3 · Bootup Blues (Harley)
4 · Wearing Out My Shoes (Harley)
5 · Stranger In Uniform (Harley)
6 · Sylvie (Letting Go) (Harley)
7 · This Guitar Just Plays The Blues (Harley)
8 · Scratch One Lover (Harley)
9 · Low In The Water (Harley)
10 · Soleares (Harley)
11 · Lady Luck (Harley)
12 · Drunk Last Night (Harley)
13 · Odd Job Man (Harley)
14 · Down To The River (Harley)


Bandcamp album: ‘Cold Iron‘ – songs of social commentary. Links to other stores and streaming services. 

1 · Heatwave in the City [Harley]
2 · They Hang The Man [Words traditional, music by D. Harley]
3 · Song of Chivalry II [Harley]
4 · Nowhere to Nowhere [Words  by Alison Pittaway, music by D. Harley]
5 · Soldier (You Come, You Go) [Harley]
6 · Long Stand [Harley]
7 · Orpheus with his Loot [Harley]
8 · For Phil Ochs [Harley]
9 · Calvary (Soldier of Fortune) [Harley]
10 · Paper City [Harley]
11 · Hands of the Craftsman [Harley]
12 · Jerry Jingalo [Harley]
13 · Circle [Harley]
14 · Diane (Going Out) [Harley]
15 · Paper Tiger [Harley]


Bandcamp album: ‘Kitsch And Canoodle‘ – songs of love, lust and obsession. Probably true of most of my current repertoire. Now available on streaming services, Amazon etc.

1 · Let Me Lie Easy (Harley)
2 · A Rainy Day Blues (Harley)
3 · Please (Harley)
4 · Quirks And Crotchets (Alan Doyle & David Harley)
5 · This Guitar Just Plays The Blues (Harley)
6 · Her Own Way Down (Harley)
7 · Back In The Day (Alison Pittaway & David Harley)
8 · This End Of The Nineteen Sixties (Harley)
9 · What Do I Do? (Harley)
10 · Never Look Back (Harley)
11 · New Ends And Sad Beginnings (Harley)
12 · Two Is A Silence (Harley)
13 · The Jailer (Harley)
14 · Can’t Sleep (Harley)
15 · Song Without Warning (Harley)


Bandcamp album: ‘Upcountry‘ – songs with a loosely rural theme, some in a country/blues/folk idiom, some settings of verse by Kipling, Housman and Yeats. Links to other stores and streaming services. 

1 · A Smuggler Song [Rudyard Kipling – David Harley]
2 · Wearing Out My Shoes [Harley]
3 · This Guitar Just Plays The Blues [Harley]
4 · Cornish Ghosts [Harley]
5 · Hannah’s Gone Upcountry [Harley]
6 · The Road To Frenchman’s Creek [Harley]
7 · Whistle While You Walk [Harley]
8 · Janey [Harley]
9 · Gooseberry Blues [Harley]
10 · Aftermath/Postcards [Harley]
11 · Anywhere [Harley]
12 · A Rainy Day Blues [Harley]
13 · Tears Of Morning [A.E. Housman – D. Harley]
14 · The Wild Swans At Coole [W.B. Yeats – D. Harley]
15 · The Pilgrim [W.B. Yeats – D. Harley]
16 · Woods In Moonlight (Harley)


Single: ‘Song Of Chivalry‘ – originally posted to try out a different distributor, but same version subsequently added to Bandcamp. NB this is not the same version as the one on Tears of Morning.


Bandcamp album: Back In Free Fall – Part 1 of a collection of instrumentals that will be the musical backbone of a music-and-poetry project. Also streamed via Distrokid to the usual stores and services.

1 · Blues For Davy II (Harley)
2 · East River Blues (Harley)
3 · Back In Free Fall (Harley0
4 · Painting The Desert (Harley)
5 · Moonflow VI (Harley)
6 · Broadway Angels (Harley)
7 · Sebastopol Train (Traditional arranged and adapted Harley)
8 · The Clown’s Revenge (Harley)
9 · Faintly Fahey (Harley)
10 · Quartet For One (Harley)


Single: Back In Free Fall – a guitar piece played on my electro-classic, with a vaguely Renaissance feel. It’s the piece from which the album Back In Free Fall gets its name, of course. Not a best seller, but has had some radio play, which is nice… Also streamed via Distrokid to the usual suspects.


Album: Still In Free Fall – Part 2 of the instrumental collection. Links to other stores and streaming services. 

1 · Carpentry II (Harley)
2 · Two White Horses (Traditional arranged and adapted Harley]
3 · Chivalry [Harley]
4 · Box Of Blues [Harley]
5 · Blackwaterside [Tradtional arranged and adapted Harley]
6 · Skeleton Wind [Harley]
7 · Fainter Fahey [Harley]
8 · East River [Harley]
9 · South Wind (An Ghaoth Andheas) [Traditional arranged and adapted Harley]
10 · Lady Mary  [Traditional arranged and adapted Harley]


Album: Born To Be Mild: 1st Demo Album – first of a set of albums where the tracks are not really commercial-quality recordings, but I’m putting them out because I think the songs are better than the performances. If and when my health improves, I’ll certainly revisit some of them, but it seemed important (to me, anyway) to get them out there in some form. The first batch is mostly my settings to verse by Housman, Kipling and Hood. Links to other stores and streaming services.

  1. My Boy Jack (Rudyard Kipling – D. Harley]
  2. Blue Remembered Hills [A.E. Housman – D. Harley]
  3. Faithless Sally Brown [Thomas Hood – D. Harley]
  4. Crossing The Bar [Alfred Lord Tennyson – D. Harley]
  5. There will come soft rains [Sarah Teasdale – D. Harley]
  6. The Lent Lily [Housman-Harley]
  7. Oh Fair Enough Are Sky And Plain [Housman-Harley]
  8. Epitaph On An Army Of Mercenaries [Housman-Harley]
  9. Handsome Molly [Traditional arranged and adapted Harley]
  10.  Epitaph On An Army Of Mercenaries 2 [Housman-Harley]
  11. Rain (Harley)
  12. Loveliest of Trees [Housman-Harley]
  13. The Nightingale (Á La Claire Fontaine) [Traditional, translated and arranged Harley]
  14. Rain – video capture [Harley]
  15. Young Hunting (Child 68, Roud 47) [Traditional arranged and adapted Harley]
  16. Far In A Western Brookland [Housman-Harley]
  17. Paradise Deferred [Harley]

Bandcamp album: The Duke Of Haphazard: 2nd Demo Album – second in the set… Links to other stores and streaming services.

  1. Sale Or Return (Harley)
  2. Changes In The Wind (Harley)
  3. Dues To The Blues (Harley)
  4. Pick My Pocket (Harley)
  5. When The Next Wave Breaks (Harley)
  6. Singing In The Street (Harley)
  7. Carpenter Street (Harley)
  8. Dead Man’s Alley (Harley)
  9. We Never Will Have Paris (Harley)
  10. Ice To The Flame (Harley)
  11. Accelerated Lady (Harley)
  12. Birdlime (Harley)
  13. Cinders (Home From The Ball) [Harley]
  14. Embers (Harley)
  15. Seesaw (Harley)
  16. Cut-Rate Rolling Stone (Harley)
  17. Singing In The Silence (Harley)

Bandcamp album: The Old Man Laughs – not part of the demo collection. Links to other stores and streaming services.

  1. The Old Man Laughs [Harley]
  2. Till I Find You Again [Harley]
  3. Before I Fall [Harley]
  4. The Chuck Berry-Beri [Harley]
  5. Love Is A Knife [Harley]
  6. Snowbird [Harley]
  7. The Wheel (For Sarah) [Harley]
  8. Bottle [Harley]
  9. Where You Want Me [Harley]
  10. Age of the Hero (Harley)
  11. Blues I Blew (Harley)
  12. Communication (Harley)
  13. Raggle Taggle Man (Alison Pittaway – David Harley)
  14. The Last Musketeer (Harley)
  15. Marianne (Harley)
  16. Highway Fever (Harley)

Album: Demo Album 3 – still under construction.

Album: Nobody’s Song – still under construction.