TERRY CALLIER’S ‘HIDDEN CONVERSATIONS’ TO BE RELEASED ON VINYL FOR RECORD STORE DAY
Late American Jazz guitarist Terry Callier’s Hidden Conversations is set to be released on vinyl as a special Record Store Day exclusive on April 22, 2023, as announced by Mr Bongo, Callier’s record label. The album was originally released in 2009 on CD, and this edition is the first time it will be available on vinyl. Reservoir has represented Callier’s publishing catalog since 2012.
Hidden Conversations stemmed from Callier’s performance at the 2008 Meltdown Festival, curated by the legendary British trio Massive Attack. Following the festival, Callier collaborated with the band’s Robert Del Naja on “Live With Me.” Massive Attack released the song as a single off their 2006 album, Collected, and it reached #17 on the U.K. Official Singles Chart. “Live With Me” was then featured on Callier’s Hidden Conversations, along with additional Del Naja co-writes, “Wings” and “John Lee Hooker.” The Record Store Day vinyl features these three tracks, in addition to “Sunset Boulevard,” “Hidden Conversations,” and “Once I Dreamed of Heaven.”
Over his decades-long career, Callier released a total of 11 studio albums. In addition to his own artist career, he also worked as a writer for other acclaimed works, including “Spin, Spin, Spin” and “It’s About Time” by psychedelic rock band H. P. Lovecraft in 1968, as well as the 1972 hit “The Love We Had Stays on My Mind” by The Dells. In 1997, he collaborated with Urban Species on their EP Religion and Politics and Beth Orton on her EP Best Bit. The next year, Callier released his own album Timepeace, which earned the United Nations’ Time For Peace award for outstanding artistic achievement contributing to world peace. After Timepeace, Callier recorded another five albums through 2009. The last of these was Hidden Conversations.
Learn more from Mr Bongo’s press release, and stream the digital edition of Hidden Conversations: