Talking Elephant


The musicians musician playeth. . .

Shawn Phillips has recorded over twenty albums and worked with musicians including Donovan, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bernie Taupin, and many others. The Texas-born singer-songwriter was described as “The best kept secret in the music business.

''Furthermore', his 8th album released in 1974 was one of his best sellers in the Billboard charts.

In the 1960s Phillips played on several Donovan albums including 'Fairytale', 'Sunshine Superman' and 'Mellow Yellow', performed at the Isle of Wight festival, sang on the Beatles' “Lovely Rita”, and was cast to play the lead in the original production of Jesus Christ Superstar (he had to withdraw due to his heavy recording and touring schedule).

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1. January First
2. Starbright
3. Breakthrough
4. Ninety Two Years
5. See You
6. Planscape
7. Troof
8. Cape Barras
9. Song For Northern Ireland
10. Mr. President
11. Talking In The Garden
12. Furthermore