We are absolutely delighted that Matthew Fisher has agreed to extend his association with Angel Air Records.
Matthew Fisher is a Hammond organist, singer-songwriter, musical arranger, producer and the man who composed the enduring classic organ melody for the 1967 hit single A Whiter Shade of Pale.
He is a founder member of the band, Procol Harum. In addition to establishing Procol Harum’s signature sound with his distinctive Hammond organ playing style (which he describes as “Bach meets Booker T & the MGs”), he frequently contributed to the band’s first three albums as a composer, beginning with the band’s first album, the self-titled Procol Harum, for which he composed the haunting instrumental work Repent Walpurgis.
Matthew’s musical credentials soon brought him guest performances with fellow musicians, including the Move, Joe Cocker and David Bowie (the concert at the Rainbow Theatre in 1972).
Matthew went on to write and record as a solo artist with albums Journey’s End (1973), I’ll Be There (1974), the self-titled, Matthew Fisher (1979) and Strange Days (1980). A collection of musical ideas he recorded “for fun” in his own 24 track studio was released under the title A Salty Dog Returns which is available on Angel Air (SJPCD389) as is Matthew Fisher / Strange Days CD (SJPCD510).
Along with many other talented musicians involved with our label we re-welcome Matthew and look forward to our continued relationship.
Brian Adams, MD Angel Air Records