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Richard Youngs


Label: Jagjaguwar

Format: Vinyl LP

Genre: Experimental

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Now available for the first time as a vinyl LP. Originally issued as CD in 1998 by Oblique Recordings, Sapphie was Richard Youngs' fifth solo full-length and quite a unique album in his already unique oeurve. Made up of three acoustic tracks -- spanning over 37 minutes in length -- featuring just classical guitar and voice, Sapphie is quiet and introspective. The songs feel like an intimate journey by hand through a song cycle of loss and renewal. Within the context of his massive and ever-growing body of work, Sapphie is his most song-based and arguably his most personal. Fans of reclusive sages like Nick Drake, Anne Briggs and Robert Wyatt will most appreciate the timeless quality inherent in Youngs' songs.

Cat. number: JAG 19
Year: 2006
Recorded direct to DAT at Ruskin Heights, Glasgow in November 1997. Originally issued in 1998 by Oblique Recordings, CD reissue on Jagjaguwar was released in 2000.