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Once when I was young

from Hadelin by Chris Foster

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    55 minutes of music. Comes in a beautiful matt finish, 6 page digipak with a full colour 12 page booklet, lavishly illustrated with photographs. Design by Inga Elsa Bergþórsdóttir, photography by Chris Foster and Gísli Egill Hrafnsson.

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ONCE WHEN I WAS YOUNG (Leon Rosselson)
Over the years, I have recorded quite a few songs by Leon Rosselson, who I think is one of the best song writers in the English language of the past fifty years. The quality, quantity and variety of his writing is exceptional. I have carried this song, with its powerful depiction of an alienated, dystopian world, in my head, ever since I first heard it several decades ago.

Check out Leon Rosselson's prolific recording and writing at: www.leonrosselson.co.uk


Full lyrics are on my website at: www.chrisfoster-iceland.com


from Hadelin, track released February 3, 2017
Chris Foster: Vocal and Guitar
Trevor Lines: Five string double bass
Jim Moray: Bass synthesiser
Bára Grímsdóttir, John Kirkpatrick,
Amy Dawson: Vocals


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Chris Foster Reykjavik, Iceland

Chris Foster grew up in the south west of England. A master of his trade, he was recently described as “one of the finest singers and most inventive guitar accompanists of English folk songs, meriting legend status.” Over the past 40 years, he has toured throughout the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA. He has recorded six solo albums as well as working on many collaborative projects. ... more

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