Header

OLIVER

Crossover Prog • United Kingdom


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Oliver picture
Oliver biography
OLIVER was the moniker chosen by Welsh-born composer and musician Oliver Chaplin for his first and last foray into the world of music creation. Issued in a limited edition of 250 copies in 1974, "Standing Stone" was never available as a commercial entity as such, most of the copies were given away to friends and relatives of the artist.

The album sports an excellent production for such a venture. This was courtesy of Oliver's brother Chris, who worked as a sound engineer for BBC and had his own claim to fame with his involvement in BBC's Jimi Hendrix sessions.

Several record companies tried to sign Oliver on the strength of his debut effort, but in vain. Oliver thought that the entire record industry was corrupt, and didn't want anything to do with those folks. Eventually Oliver returned to his native Wales, shortly after rejecting a distribution deal with Virgin Records.

OLIVER MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

OLIVER forum topics / tours, shows & news


OLIVER forum topics Create a topic now
OLIVER tours, shows & news Post an entries now

OLIVER Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to OLIVER

Buy OLIVER Music


Oliver! An Original Soundtrack RecordingOliver! An Original Soundtrack Recording
Import · Soundtrack
Sony Import 2008
Audio CD$4.77
$3.22 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Oliver & Company (Japanese Version) JAPAN CD +1 BONUS - PONY CANYON, PCCW-00001 US $25.83 Buy It Now 54m 10s
OLIVER COOL - OLIVER COOL // I LOVE GIRLS - VGVG+ ROULETTE 45 US $3.95 [0 bids]
54m 29s
OLIVER LAKE Life Dance Of Is Anthony Davis LP US $7.97 Buy It Now 57m 49s
78RPM Decca 24840 Sy Oliver, We'll Build a Bungalow / Nashville Blues strong V US $15.95 Buy It Now 1h 13m
DROP THE DEBT-Chico Cesar-OLIVER MTUKUDZI-Lenine-AFRICA US $8.49 Buy It Now 1h 19m
King Oliver - King Oliver's Creole [CD New] US $16.56 Buy It Now 1h 25m
Sy Oliver O, The Touch BMI5072 VG (45-11423) US $3.57 Buy It Now 1h 44m
Canada SEALED Jazz LP THE OLIVER WHITEHEAD QUINTET Pulse/Impulse US $24.99 Buy It Now 1h 45m
Billy Taylor-Oliver Nelson/Right Here Right Now/Capitol T 2039/PROMO LP/VG++ US $9.99 Buy It Now 1h 54m
oliver cool i love girls + 1 / pul & lynn well we did it + 1 RARE SWEDISH PS EP US $19.59 Buy It Now 2h 32m
OLIVER HART - MANY FACES OF OLIVER HART LIMITED EDITION 3 Vinyl Record Store Day US $33.99 Buy It Now 2h 40m
OLIVER Jean / The Arrangement 45 US $9.38 Buy It Now 2h 41m
KING OLIVER Papa Joe (1926- 1928) Stereo DECCA Jazz Heritage Series CLEAN 1960s US $15.00 Buy It Now 3h 10m
Oliver by David Blumberg 45 Promotional Copy Early Mornin' Rain #SUA 50762 US $9.99 Buy It Now 3h 30m
OLIVER KNUSSEN Symphony No 2 / Trumpets / Coursing / Cantata UNICORN Holland NM US $17.95 Buy It Now 3h 32m
OLIVER SAIN: African Walk (funk vinyl 45) US $30.00 Buy It Now 3h 38m
JAMES BLOOD ULMER Are You Glad To Be In America DIW CD DAVID MURRAY*OLIVER LAKE US $29.99 Buy It Now 3h 39m
BILLY TAYLOR pino solo + TED STURGIS & B.OLIVER 78 rpm 10" Swing SW.234 Jazz US $40.30 Buy It Now 4h 6m
DON BYAS QUARTET , TAYLOR BOUCHETY OLIVER 78 rpm 10" Swing SW.267 Jazz US $40.95 Buy It Now 4h 6m
BRING ME THE HORIZON POSTER "black & white" LICENSED "BRAND NEW" OLIVER SYKES US $11.26 Buy It Now 5h 23m
Songs From Oliver CD US $11.49 Buy It Now 6h 20m
EELS Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett 2 LP Clear Vinyl Record Set MINT 180 Gram SEE US $25.00 Buy It Now 6h 41m
OLIVER NELSON - BLACK BROWN & BEAUTIFUL NEW CASSETTE US $8.37 Buy It Now 6h 45m
Oliver 45 Jean / Good Morning Starshine (Pop) NM US $5.00 [0 bids]
6h 48m
KING OLIVER'S JAZZ BAND "NEW ORLEANS STOMP" COLUMBIA LF 225 US $100.99 [6 bids]
7h 3m
Schroer,Oliver - Hymns & Hers [CD New] US $13.41 Buy It Now 8h 24m
OLIVER WILDE - Red Tide Opal In The Loose End Womb. UK CD (Buy 3 = Free P US $2.82 [2 bids]
8h 44m
Steve Oliver, 3D (Re-Release) Audio CD US $9.99 Buy It Now 8h 49m
CD: King Oliver & His Orchestra - Original Artist 4 US $3.99 Buy It Now 8h 59m
OLIVER DRAGOJEVIC CD SAMO DA JE TU SERBIA CROATIA BOSNIA US $18.99 Buy It Now 9h 55m
LISTEN - RNB - CARLSON OLIVER - THAT'S ALL RIGHT - IS IT WRONG IS IT RIGHT US $8.00 Buy It Now 10h 10m
SHIRLEY SCOTT w/OLIVER NELSON - Great Scott!! - Stereo Jazz L US $7.99 [0 bids]
10h 12m
OLIVER NELSON'S BIG BAND LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES USA PRESSING EX/EX US $19.00 Buy It Now 10h 15m
Oliver Knussen; Autumnal - Various Artists (NEW CD) US $19.08 Buy It Now 10h 16m
Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth - 1744816 US $12.37 Buy It Now 10h 28m
Natural Born Killers - A Soundtrack For An Oliver Stone Film (Explicit) CD US $5.07 Buy It Now 10h 30m
Ron Oliver Treasury of Victor Herbert LP Harmony HL 7117 Mono US $1.50 Buy It Now 10h 52m
OLIVER JONES TRIO (Signed AUTOGRAPHED) - LIVE AT BIDDLES Rare QUEBEC Justin Time US $16.99 Buy It Now 11h 18m
Just One Moment by Viscount Oliver vg+/vg++ First Edition LP Reggae US $29.95 Buy It Now 11h 21m
Heart's Desire by Mickey Mixin Oliver near mint Turn the Table 12" House US $19.95 Buy It Now 11h 21m
Room 5 Featuring Oliver Cheatham Make Luv 12" Positiva 2003 US $15.26 Buy It Now 11h 23m
From This We've Come by Irene Oliver near mint Classic Pick LP Blues US $199.00 Buy It Now 11h 26m
Papa Joe (1926-1928) by King Oliver near mint Decca LP Jazz US $19.00 Buy It Now 11h 26m
Free For Now by Oliver Whitehead near mint Justin Time LP Jazz US $49.00 Buy It Now 11h 26m
OLIVER NELSON & JOE NEWMAN Main Stem JAPAN MINI-LP CD OBI SEALED 1961 US $19.99 Buy It Now 11h 39m
JAZZ KING OLIVER SYNCOPATORS Deep Henderson BRUNSWICK 3245 US $17.99 Buy It Now 11h 47m
VINYL 7" SINGLE - ELVIS COSTELLO - OLIVER'S ARMY - ADA 31 US $11.86 Buy It Now 12h 4m
Oliver Jean 45 rpm US $0.99 [0 bids]
12h 15m
CLARENCE WILLIAMS BAND 1928-KING OLIVER/ED ALLEN/ARVILLE HARRIS Hist rec US $3.00 [0 bids]
12h 42m
OLIVER JONES "THE MANY MOODS OF" Justin Time (IMP) JUST-3 autograph (1984) US $6.00 [0 bids]
12h 53m
King Oliver Someday Sweetheart Too Bad 78 US $5.99 [0 bids]
US $15.99 Buy It Now
13h 7m
ACM 2040 COLIN BRADBURY/OLIVER DAVIES Clarinettist LP US $22.91 Buy It Now 13h 25m
ELVIS COSTELLO Oliver's Army 7" vinyl Large centre hole US $7.64 Buy It Now 13h 27m
JON PERTWEE / JIM DALE / NICOLETTE ROEG Oliver vinyl LP Sound Clip in Listing US $16.12 Buy It Now 13h 31m
OLIVER Good Morning Starshine / Jean 7" Sound Clip in Listing US $9.34 Buy It Now 13h 32m
OLIVER KLEIN Timeloop 12" promo Sound Clip in Listing US $14.43 Buy It Now 13h 32m
OLIVER LIEB presents SMOKED Metropolis 12" white label US $14.43 Buy It Now 13h 32m
OLIVER LIEB Subraumstimulation Remixes 12" US $14.43 Buy It Now 13h 32m
OLIVER LIEB Subsonik 12" white label US $14.43 Buy It Now 13h 32m
ROOM 5 ft OLIVER CHAETHAM Music & You 12" promo US $12.73 Buy It Now 13h 32m
ALFIE OLIVER NELSON SONNY ROLLINS OST IMPULSE AS-9111 EX LP JAZZ US $39.95 Buy It Now 13h 41m
LISTEN - POPCORN - OLIVER LYNCH - I WANNA BE - OH WHAT HAVE I DONE US $50.00 Buy It Now 13h 50m
JOHNNY OLIVER CLASSIC POPCORN SOUL SPIN ON M-G-M RECORDS K12164 CHAIN GANG US $9.99 [0 bids]
13h 53m
King Oliver JAZZ 45 (Brunswick 80082) Too Bad/Someday Sweetheart VG+ US $6.95 Buy It Now 14h 11m
King Oliver JAZZ EP (Trade Mark 8091) Sweet Like This/New Orleans Shout VG+ US $7.95 Buy It Now 14h 12m
Shirley Scott Blue Seven With Oliver Nelson Joe Newman Prestige Jazz Cd 1990 US $9.00 Buy It Now 14h 15m
INK SPOTS I'm Lucky I Have You DECCA 78-27742 SY OLIVER I Don't Stand A Ghost... US $17.00 Buy It Now 14h 16m
KAPP, Oliver - Images Of Desire EP - 12" US $17.97 Buy It Now 14h 21m
Oliver (6) - Good Morning Starshine 7" US $6.79 Buy It Now 14h 25m
NEW Celtic Devotion by Oliver Schroer MUSIC CD! UNOPENED US $12.99 Buy It Now 14h 32m
Kim Carnes EMI America 45 Record #8267 EX PS 1985 Crazy In The Night / Oliver US $6.00 Buy It Now 14h 33m
OLIVER NELSON - SWISS SUITE - CDBGPM279 US $14.14 Buy It Now 14h 40m
Oliver! Soundtrack 1968 lp record alblum US $4.79 Buy It Now 14h 57m
Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight-The Days That Shaped Me CD CD Very Good US $13.15 Buy It Now 15h 7m
JAZZ CD: LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND KING OLIVER CD (SEALED) MINT US $10.95 Buy It Now 15h 12m
Oliver The Musical CD US $3.00 [0 bids]
US $5.00 Buy It Now
15h 19m
KING OLIVER Working Man Blues Scandinavian EP 45PS 1960s US $8.00 Buy It Now 15h 21m
Paramount Jazz With King Louis Oliver [CD New] US $24.98 Buy It Now 15h 23m
Martin,Skip & Sy Oliver & Norman Leyden Big Band - Let's Do It [CD New] US $18.52 Buy It Now 15h 23m
Schroer,Oliver - Camino [CD New] US $14.16 Buy It Now 15h 23m
SY OLIVER The Big Sound DESIGN US $8.50 Buy It Now 15h 33m
Oliver Cheatham - Turning Point - Move - 1985 #640977 US $5.07 Buy It Now 15h 34m
OLIVER NELSON: EMANCIPATION BLUES PARTS 1 & 2; 1962 PRESTIGE MINT- W.L. PROMO 45 US $16.00 Buy It Now 15h 45m
FORTE INVICTUS Division Destructive Rise Above Reissue CD oliver magnum US $14.99 Buy It Now 15h 47m
OLIVER DRAGOJEVIC TRAG U BESKRAJU, CROATIAN DALMATIAN CD US $15.00 Buy It Now 15h 50m
BOB CREWE PRESENTS GOOD MORNING STARSHINE BY OLIVER US $1.99 [0 bids]
15h 58m
78-PRE-WAR JAZZ-KING OLIVER-WORKING MAN'S BLUES/RIVERSIDE BLUES US $2.00 [1 bids]
16h
Oliver! : Oliver CD (1995) US $10.00 Buy It Now 16h 11m
Oliver - Good Morning Sunshine lp CR-1333 US $6.99 Buy It Now 16h 21m
45 - THE SOUL COP (OLIVER CHRISTIAN) TRIBUTE TO GIRLS/KEEP COMING BACK - NORFOLK US $9.99 [0 bids]
16h 26m
Oliver Nelson: Sound Pieces LP Impulse # AS-9129 First Pressing US $17.77 [0 bids]
16h 26m
OLIVER Obscure North Carolina Release Sapphire 2137 You're Not Gonna Break US $4.50 Buy It Now 16h 34m
SY OLIVER O / TONY RUSSO i'm walking behind you 45 US $24.00 Buy It Now 16h 44m
Sir Oliver's Song LP OOP late-70's Birdwing children's Ten Commandments US $0.99 [0 bids]
16h 49m
SY OLIVER Yes Indeed JAZZ GREATEST NAMES LP 33.048 US $20.00 Buy It Now 16h 54m
OLIVER (FROM "HAIR") "GOOD MORNING STARSHINE" 45 RPM US $4.99 Buy It Now 16h 57m
COUNT BASIE/OLIVER NELSON "AFRIQUE" EW39520 (1984) 12" LP NEAR MINT CONDITION NM US $5.99 Buy It Now 17h 27m
Oliver - Good Morning Starshine lp CR-1333 US $6.99 Buy It Now 17h 30m
SY OLIVER Above All Haywood Henry signed AUTOGRAPHED LP US $39.97 Buy It Now 17h 40m
MARRY WATERSON & OLIVER KNIGHT Hidden UK 11-trk promo CD One Little Indian US $6.77 Buy It Now 17h 43m

More places to buy OLIVER music online Buy OLIVER & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for OLIVER DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

OLIVER shows & tickets


  • Hard Summer Festival 2014 on 2 Aug 2014
  • Holy Ship! on 3 Jan 2015

OLIVER discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

OLIVER top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.04 | 4 ratings
Standing Stone
1974

OLIVER Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

OLIVER Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

OLIVER Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

OLIVER Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

OLIVER Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Standing Stone by OLIVER album cover Studio Album, 1974
3.04 | 4 ratings

BUY
Standing Stone
Oliver Crossover Prog

Review by ClemofNazareth
Special Collaborator Prog Folk Researcher

3 stars I saw an (allegedly) original copy of this album sell at auction for nearly $1,100 USD (around 800 euros) not too long ago. The 1974 vinyl release consisted of only 250 copies, so I'm surprised this guy managed to get his hands on one.

Oliver Chapman was brother to BBC sound engineer Chris Chapman; still is, I suppose if he's still alive. This was a self-produced, self-released album that finally saw a reissue in 1999 thanks to Tenth Planet's Wooden Hill label. I've no idea how legitimate the CD version is given Chapman's well-documented disdain for the music industry, but nonetheless I'm glad folks are finally able to hear this unique and engaging album.

Chapman's music has no easy label or frame of reference that I can tell. It's been compared to Captain Beefheart and there are definitely some of the same sorts of musical experimentation, as well as creative use of instruments to produce sounds not normally heard from those instruments. Chapman's vocals and eclectic guitar riffs dominate though, and vary from everything from psych to folk to a disjointed form of American country. At times the guy reminds me more than a little of the much later Butthole Surfers with their tendency toward amped-out and largely intelligible vocals, bluesy fuzz guitar and abrupt tempo shifts. Check out tracks like "Trance" and "Freezing Cold Like an Iceberg" for the best examples of this style.

Elsewhere the guy mellows considerably, at least for a bit. "Royal Flush" for example is framed around light woodwinds and an odd guitar picking style before launching into a vocal rant, returning just as quickly to the folksy flute/picking theme. The instrumental "Instamatic" has a bluegrass country feel with what sounds like dueling lead and rhythm guitars along with banjo, and "Getting Fruity" also has a strong country feel set to a toe- tapping rhythm with tasty lead guitar licks at erratic intervals.

Oliver seems to drift further away from psych and more into folk territory as the album wears on, reaching a folk-bard pinnacle with the bongo/acoustic ditty "In Vain" and the catchy, blues-tinged "Primrose".

Toward the end "Tik Tok" becomes something of a dirge sampler, mixing bongo, acoustic and fuzzed electric guitar, disjointed lyrics and a fadeout ending that sort of summarize the sounds of the entire album.

I'd love to know what happened to this guy. This album was mostly recorded on a 4-track TEAC deck in his home, and issued on a private label after being cleaned up and mixed by his brother Chris. To the best of my knowledge he never toured to support it or ever released anything else. Too bad, as on the whole this is a charming and highly creative album with a collection of songs that suggest all manner of genres and sounds, but somehow remain unique. Worth a spin if you can find the Tenth Planet or Wooden Hill versions; if you stumble across a copy of the original vinyl, head straight to eBay and scoop up some coin. Three stars out of five and well recommended.

peace

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition. and to windhawk for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.70 seconds