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    BRAND NEW LIMITED EDITION "TINY VINYL" DESIGN - complete with turntable arm! ;)

    In MP3 format, you get the following albums:

    My Solo Albums:

    1 :: And Nothing But The Bass: Live At The Troubadour (2000)
    2 :: Not Dancing For Chicken (2002)
    3 :: Grace And Gratitude (2004)
    4 :: Behind Every Word (2006)
    5 :: Ten Years On: Live In London (2010)
    6 :: 11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything (2011)
    7 :: Believe In Peace (2012)
    8 :: What The Mind Thinks, The Heart Transmits (2014)
    9 :: A Crack Where The Light Gets In (2015)
    10 :: The Way Home (2015)
    11 :: The Surrender Of Time (2016)
    12 :: Towards A Better Question (2017)
    13 :: PS, You Are Brilliant (2017)

    Steve and Lobelia Albums:

    14 :: Live In Nebraska (2008)
    15 :: Live So Far (2010)

    Other Collaborations:

    16 :: Conversations (Steve Lawson and Jez Carr) 2002
    17 :: For The Love Of Open Spaces (Steve Lawson and Theo Travis) 2003
    18 :: Numbers (Lawson/Dodds/Wood) 2008
    19 :: Slow Food (Steve Lawson and Trip Wamsley) 2010
    20 :: Infrablab (Trip Wamsley and Steve Lawson) 2010
    21 :: Hidden Windows(Steve Lawson and Neil Alexander) 2012
    22 :: Invenzioni (Steve Lawson and Mike Outram 2012
    23 :: Nothing Can Prepare (Steve Lawson and Andy Williamson) 2012
    24 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 1 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013
    25 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 2 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013
    26 :: Diversion (Steve Lawson and Jon Thorne) 2014
    27 :: Marinate (Steve Lawson and Julie Slick) 2014
    38 :: Ley Lines (Phi Yaan-Zek, Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards) 2015
    29 :: Language Is A Music (Steve Lawson & Michael Manring) 2016
    30 :: Ley Lines II (Phi Yaan-Zek, Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards) 2017
    31 :: Over Time (Steve Lawson & Andy Edwards) 2017
    32 :: Intersect (Steve Lawson & Pete Fraser) 2017

    Video:

    :: Steve Live in Belgium (45 minutes - MP4)

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    :: "Rock And Roll Is Dead" = Steve's novel.

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Nothing Can Prepare

Recorded in the same session at Travelling North, in Catford. When you become a parent, everyone you meet has advice, has tips, has things you should and shouldn’t do, has experiences to share, old wives tales to recount, doctors’ advice to pass on... What became apparent pretty quick was that nothing can prepare you for the encounter with that other human being. Like advice on any relationship, much of it goes out the window in the negotiations that happen between the two - or in this case, three - people. It’s a mad adventure, one I came to with pretty much no expectations, and certainly no sense of desire or need to pass on my DNA. Flapjack doesn’t feel like part of me, any more than the music does once it’s out there being experienced by other people. But my sense of responsibility and love towards him and the music is in no way diminished by seeing them as distinct entities apart from my role in helping them come into existence. I do what I can to guide them, and help them meet the people who will give them wings to fly. Beyond that, I just enjoy the ride.

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Steve Lawson UK

The UK's most celebrated solo bassist, here with lots of looped/layered solo albums, & collaborations, most notably with genius singer Lobelia. Dig in deep, there's a lot to discover.

Pretty much all the music here is 'Pay What You Think It's Worth', so listen as much as you like, & do what it says on the tin...

As the website strap-line goes, it's the soundtrack to the day you wish you'd had.
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