Bill Fay

Bill Fay

Profile:
UK based singer, songwriter and pianist, who began writing in the early 1960s while studying at university and in 1966 recorded a demo using the mobile studio of John Boden. Impressed by the demo, ex-Them drummer Terry Noon helped Fay to sign a recording contract with Decca. Between 1967 and 1971 the label released a beautifully odd single (“Some Good Advice”/”Screams In The Ears”) and two excellent albums (the lush, orchestrated Bill Fay and the rawer Time Of The Last Persecution). Unfortunately these recordings did not sell well and Decca decided to end Bill’s contract shortly after the release of Time Of The Last Persecution. He returned to the studio in the late 1970s to record a third album, which finally emerged in January 2005 on Durtro/Jnana records (entitled Tomorrow Tomorrow and Tomorrow, credited to the Bill Fay Group). In 2004 Wooden Hill Records released From The Bottom Of An Old Grandfather Clock - a beautiful collection of demos recorded between 1966 and 1970 (plus one recorded in 2000). Bill’s songs have touched and inspired many- his fans include country rockers Wilco, songwriter/producer Jim O'Rourke, Ben Chasny of Six Organs Of Admittance and David Tibet of Current 93.
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Bill Fay Discography

Albums

Bill Fay Bill Fay (Album) Deram, Decca France 1970 Sell This Version
Bill Fay Time Of The Last Persecution (Album) Deram UK 1971 Sell This Version
WHCD012 Bill Fay From The Bottom Of An Old Grandfather Clock(CD) Wooden Hill WHCD012 UK 2004 Sell This Version
NIFE 008CD Bill Fay Still Some Light(2xCD, Album) Jnana Records NIFE 008CD Canada 2010 Sell This Version
Bill Fay Life Is People (Album) Dead Oceans US 2012 Sell This Version
Bill Fay Who Is The Sender? (Album) Dead Oceans UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Bill Fay Some Good Advice / Screams In The Ears Deram US 1967 Sell This Version
none Bill Fay Be At Peace With Yourself / Empires(CDr, Single, Promo) Dead Oceans none UK 2012 Sell This Version

Compilations

SEECD 499 Bill Fay Bill Fay/Time Of The Last Persecution... Plus(CD, Comp, RE) See For Miles Records Ltd. SEECD 499 UK 1998 Sell This Version