The Surrender of Barcelona, (1934​-​1937) EP, Cloudland Blue Quartet

Released 25 December 2020


Vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, synthesiser, cover (“Accidental Painting (Detail)”, 13 July 2019) by David Reilly

Drums by John Weitzen

Produced by David Reilly for Crispycat Recordings

Executive Producer, Anne Reilly


Guitarscape, 22 November 2020

Vocals, additional guitar, bass guitar, keyboards and synthesiser, 20 December 2020 at Crispycat Studio, Edinburgh, UK

Drums, 12 December 2020 at Moat View, Roslin, UK

Bonus Material

Download only

Two further versions of “The Surrender of Barcelona (1934-1937)” (18:30)

2020 Crispycat Recordings

© 2020 David Reilly

Cloudland Blue Quartet
The Surrender of Barcelona (1934 - 1937) EP

This EP represents the fruits of an improvisational collaboration between David Reilly of Cloudland Blue Quartet and Capital Models drummer, John Weitzen and is based around the guitarscape “The Surrender of Barcelona (1934-1937)”, taken from the CBQ album “Disquietmusik IV”, released earlier in December.

The EP contains three mixes, the original improvisation, comprising the guitarscape and John’s drums, overlaid with further work by David on additional guitar, bass guitar, his 1989 Roland D20 keyboard and his 1980 Yamaha CS5 synthesiser; a second more understated version of the piece, this time with a vocal added, the lyric being based on the life of Percy Wyndham Lewis (18 November 1882 – 7 March 1957), the English writer, painter, and critic who painted the work from which the piece takes its title; and an instrumental version of the understated mix.

The download-only version includes a further two versions, the initial run through of the main mix with the first take vocal, using the just written version of the, later slightly refined, lyric and a mix featuring only John Weitzen’s drums and the original guitarscape.