Sean Dickson of The High Fidelity has gathered together his entire vinyl back catalogue for digital download.
Former Soup Dragon Dickson, now mainly operating under the HiFi Sean guise, established Plastique Recordings to release his solo work – including those made under the High Fidelity banner.
Recorded in his home studio, but with the initial assistance of Adrian Barry (bass), Paul Dallaway (guitar) and Ross McFarlane (drums), the band put out a variety of singles and EPs as well as debut long-player, 1999’s ‘Demonstration’, segments of which were recorded in India.
THat was followed by the largely solo ‘The Omnichord Album’ in 2001, although this does feature ‘Pig Might Fly’, a co-write on which DJ John Peel plays the Omnichord – the instrument a 60th birthday present from Dickson to the Radio One broadcasting legend.
Both albums and many of the High Fidelity singles and other previously unreleased tracks are available in remastered digital form for the first time including many unreleased tracks and unreleased album.
The new ‘back catalogue’ also includes many of Dickson’s more recent releases as HiFi Sean. Recent album ‘FT’ features among iothers Alan Vega, Yoko Ono and Norman Blake, while there are several other club and dance collaborations with the likes of Crystal Waters, Bootsy Collins, Fred Schneider out of The B-52’s, and Soft Cell’s David Ball.