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Acoustic Alchemy - Red Dust & Spanish Lace Album

Acoustic Alchemy - Red Dust & Spanish Lace Album
Red Dust & Spanish Lace
Acoustic Alchemy
MP3 album size:
1585 mb
FLAC album size:
2274 mb
MCA Records


1Mr. Chow
Written-By – Greg Carmichael , Nick Webb
2The Rideout
Written-By – Greg Carmichael , Nick Webb
Written-By – Greg Carmichael , John Parsons, Nick Webb
4The Stone Circle
Written-By – Greg Carmichael , John Parsons, Nick Webb
5The Colonel And The Ashes
Written-By – Greg Carmichael , Nick Webb
6Girl With A Red Carnation
Written-By – Nick Webb
7Sarah Victoria
Written-By – Nick Webb
8Red Dust And Spanish Lace
Written-By – Greg Carmichael , John Parsons, Nick Webb
9One For The Road
Written-By – Jeff Clyne, John Parsons, Nick Webb


  • Acoustic BassGunnar Plümer (tracks: 3,4)
  • Art DirectionSimon Levy, Virginia Team
  • BassWerner Kopal (tracks: 1,2,7,9)
  • CoverJerry Joyner
  • DesignVirginia Team
  • DrumsBert Smaak (tracks: 1,2,4,7)
  • Edited ByMilan Bogdan
  • Guitar [Harmony] [Steel]John Parsons (tracks: 1)
  • Guitar [Nylon]Greg Carmichael , Nick Webb (tracks: 5)
  • Guitar [Steel]Nick Webb
  • KeyboardsDavid Munday (tracks: 6), Rainer Brüninghaus (tracks: 1-5,7,9)
  • Mastered ByBenny Quinn
  • Mixed ByManfred Struck
  • PercussionMario Argandoña (tracks: 1,3,5,7,9), Simon Morton (tracks: 6)
  • Photography – Gary Ledden
  • ProducerJohn Parsons
  • Recorded ByJohn Brand (tracks: 6), Klaus Genuit


Original Master Series
Recorded at Hansa-Haus Studios, Bonn, West Germany.
"The Colonel And The Ashes" recorded at Hot Nights Studio, London, England.
Mixed at Fairland Studios, Bochum, West Germany.
Mixed and mastered using the JVC Digital Audio Mastering System.
Guitars used on this album by Takamine, Lowden, Viloplana, Manning.

Liner Notes:
I had always wanted to form an instrumental band since I saw "Pentangle" in the early 70's. The acoustic guitar had always been my first love and when I teamed up with classical/flamenco guitarist Simon James things started to take some shape. Since neither of us had any hang-ups about musical barriers, we found we were writing duets of all kinds of musical styles. An album and a single later Simon drifted away to pursue a classical career and I began working with my present partner, Greg Carmichael. Greg brought fresh inspiration and new ideas and before we knew it we were working our passage to the States, performing on Virgin Airlines as "in-flight entertainment." Our travels took us eventually to Nashville and to a meeting with Tony Brown at MCA who commissioned us to make this album for the Master Series. The material on the album represents a wide variety of styles-rock, jazz, flamenco, folk and almost everything in between. The artistic freedom allowed us by the label meant that I could employ the multivarious talents of John Parsons to produce the record. Incidentally John is a superb guitarist in his own right. ln short I had the chance to do everything I’d ever wanted but as the old maxim goes “never believe what an artist says-only what he does" or as Donald Faqan once said, "l cried when I wrote this song-sue me if I play too long."

lf The Oxford English Dictionary definition of alchemy, is "pursuit of the transmutation of the baser metals into gold" and acoustic is "pertaining to sound" then "Acoustic Alchemy" must surely mean "the transformation of musical instruments into something more than the sum of their component parts."

lf our basic ingredients began with 2 acoustic guitars then who's to say where it might end.



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  • Recorded At – Hansahaus-Studios
  • Recorded At – Hot Nights Studios, London
  • Mixed At – Fairland Studio


From the first album of the same name. Featuring the late Nick Webb and Greg Alchemy refers to the mixing together of sounds into something greater than the sum of their individual. This track, Mr. Chow is off of their original album, Red Dust & Spanish Lace. This video is in memory of this great musician, Nick Webb, who died very early, in the prime of Dust and Spanish Lace was the breakthrough debut album by Acoustic Alchemy from 1987. Comprising nine tracks in total, the album spawned the radio-friendly single Mr. Chow, which was described as Chinese reggae. Other highlights include Sarah Victoria, a re-recording of an early demo track, and the title track. Steel String Guitar - Nick Webb, John Parsons. Nylon String Guitar - Greg Carmichael. Bass - Werner Kopal. Keyboards - Rainer Bruninghaus. Drums - Bert Smaak. Songs in album Acoustic Alchemy - Red Dust And Spanish Lace 1987. Acoustic Alchemy - Mr. Acoustic Alchemy - Ricochet. Acoustic Alchemy - The Stone Circle. Acoustic Alchemy - The Rideout. Acoustic Alchemy - Girl With A Red Carnation. Acoustic Alchemy - The Colonel And The Ashes. Album 1987 9 Songs. Red Dust and Spanish Lace. 9 Songs, 38 Minutes. Released: Jan 1, 1987. 1987 GRP Records Inc. More By Acoustic Alchemy. The Very Best of Acoustic Alchemy. Positive Thinking. Back On the Case. Acoustic Alchemy. Red Dust & Spanish Lace. Acoustic Alchemy Pro Unlimited. 207 tracks207. Follow Acoustic Alchemy and others on SoundCloud. Album release date: 1 January 1987. Chow Album Version. Not available in Russian Federation. The Stone Circle Album Version. Albums from this user. Chow, Ricochet and more. 9 tracks 38:15. Written-By Greg Carmichael 2, John Parsons, Nick Webb 3. lf The Oxford English Dictionary definition of alchemy, is pursuit of the transmutation of the baser metals into gold and acoustic is pertaining to sound then Acoustic Alchemy must surely mean the transformation of musical instruments into something more than the sum of their component parts