Aquashow Deconstructed




The long-awaited return visit to his classic first album Aquashow(1973) where each of the ten original songs have been re-recorded with stunning new arrangements, intense vocals and renewed excitement. Produced by Gaspard Murphy. The original album title came from his father’s 1950’s watershow and the seeds for these songs were planted while Elliott was busking for change in Europe in 1971. He explains: “Even though the original Aquashow album was released in 1973, the songs have always stayed with me as I continue to play many of them, particularly ‘Last of the Rock Stars,’ ‘How’s The Family’ and ‘White Middle Class Blues’ in concert. Now, forty years later, I decided to record these songs again, in a different way, deconstructed, while maintaining the integrity and emotional link to the original. It was quite an intense for me, to revisit these same songs with my son at the recording desk so many years later.” Aquashow Deconstructed will give Aquashow a well-deserved second life (Prestigious UK music magazine UNCUTrecently called it an album classic) bridging the last century to the current one. This was the album that critics heaped praise and proclaimed Murphy the new Bob Dylan, Lou Reed or even, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Aquashow Deconstructed will be an instant classic for the legions of long time Elliott Murphy fans and also the perfect album to introduce new listeners to his music. In today’s instant celebrity atmosphere it is rare that an album is released with such a historic story behind it. Elliott’s son Gaspard Murphy has produced this album with young ears (he is now the same age Elliott was when he recorded the original (24 years old) and Elliott himself tried to play as many of the instruments as possible with brilliant contributions from his long time virtuoso guitarist Olivier Durand. And, as you might expect, like the original, Elliott is sporting a dandyish white suit on the cover! A classic album is reborn!

Last Of The Rock Stars
How’s The Family
Hangin’ Out
Graveyard Scrapbook
Poise ‘N Pen
White Middle Class Blues
Like A Great Gatsby
Don’t Go Away