Header

TOM NEWMAN

Crossover Prog • United Kingdom


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Tom Newman picture
Tom Newman biography
Born in 1943 in the United Kingdom, Tom Newman has a varied career as musician, collaborator, composer and producer. He initially started with the band called Playboy formed in the early 60's playing mainly R & B and skiffle sounds. this line up went on to form the band July and had some measurable success in Europe, particularly Spain.Their self titled release is still one of the most highly, valuable sort after albums of the late 60's.Following July's breakup in 1969 Newman began working as a guitar session player and solo recording artist.

In the early 1970's Tom Newman became resident and prime builder of Richard Branson's Virgin Manor Studio's in Oxford and began working, producing/collaborating with Mike Oldfield on the Tubualr Bells project. Enthusiasts of Mike Oldfield will fondly recall great moments these two artists shared alongside another well known personality, Vivian Stanshall making the album. After a single studio album at Virgin, Newman signed up with Decca for his much praised Faerie Symphony after starting his own studio called Argonaut in 1976. Faerie Symphony was regarded by some pundits to be one of the last true progressive LP's to come out in the 70's.

Tom Newman has gone on to release numerous other solo albums, the last of which was 2003

TOM NEWMAN 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.

TOM NEWMAN forum topics / tours, shows & news


TOM NEWMAN forum topics Create a topic now
TOM NEWMAN tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "tom newman"
Post an entries now

TOM NEWMAN Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to TOM NEWMAN

Buy TOM NEWMAN Music


Fine Old TomFine Old Tom
Import
Blueprint UK 1998
Audio CD$29.95 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Tom Newman-Faerie Symphonyl Japanese mini lp cd US $24.99 Buy It Now 4h 15m
David/ Tom Newman/ Mike Oldfield Bedford - Variations Of A Rhythm [CD New] US $14.43 Buy It Now 7h 34m
* TOM NEWMAN faerie symphony UICY-9034 JAPAN MINI LP CD US $39.99 Buy It Now 16h 54m
TOM NEWMAN faerie symphony Japan MINI LP SHM-CD US $31.50 Buy It Now 17h 27m
TOM NEWMAN - Texas Chainsaw Massacre Pt 1 - TECHNO US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
David Bedford Tom Newman Mike Oldfield - Variations Of A Rhythm CD US $16.35 Buy It Now 2 days
TOM NEWMAN - BLUES AT THE HOTEL SPLENDIDE (NEW CD) 604388300723 US $4.96 Buy It Now 2 days
TOM NEWMAN - SLEEP 7" VINYL US $13.25 Buy It Now 2 days
TOM NEWMAN FINE OLD TOM LP RECORD 12" DIE CUT SLEEVE US $27.02 Buy It Now 2 days
TOM NEWMAN-FAERIE SYMPHONY-JAPAN MINI LP SHM-CD G00 US $31.50 Buy It Now 3 days
SEPULVEDA, Rex/VSOP/TOM NEWMAN/CHUCK FLASK - Beach Sprakit - 12" US $17.56 Buy It Now 3 days
TOM NEWMAN Live At The Argonaut JAPAN CD OBI US $24.99 Buy It Now 3 days
TOM NEWMAN FAERIE SYMPHONY 1976 JAPAN CD 3200yen K32Y 1ST PRESS US $49.99 Buy It Now 3 days
TOM NEWMAN - SAD SING VERY RARE YUGO MISPRESS 7"PS MIKE OLDFIELD US $29.99 Buy It Now 4 days
TOM NEWMAN 'ASPECTS' UK LP US $21.53 Buy It Now 4 days
TOM NEWMAN 'BAYOU MOON' US IMPORT LP US $16.56 Buy It Now 4 days
Tom Newman - Emotional Cocktail [CD New] US $13.98 Buy It Now 5 days
Tom Newman "Bayou Moon" OOP cd SEALED US $50.12 Buy It Now 5 days
TOM NEWMAN - OZYMANDIAS - NEW CD US $11.09 Buy It Now 6 days
TOM NEWMAN bayou moon NAGE 2 A1/B1 1st press near mint disc uk 1985 LP PS EX/EX US $15.50 Buy It Now 6 days
TOM NEWMAN: Fine Old Tom LP (disc close to M-, 2 small toc, slight cover wear) US $15.00 Buy It Now 6 days
NEW AGE Sampler LP STANDING STONES 1986 Coda Tom Newman WAKEMAN Claire Hamill +! US $19.00 Buy It Now 7 days
Tom Newman Ozymandias Voiceprint Austria Prog CD US $11.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Tom Newman vinyl LP album record Fine Old Tom UK V2022 VIRGIN 1975 US $56.28 Buy It Now 8 days
Aspects by Tom Newman (CD, Coda) US $19.99 Buy It Now 9 days
Bayou Moon by Tom Newman (CD, Coda) US $19.99 Buy It Now 9 days
TOM NEWMAN-OZYMANDIAS MINT AUSTRIA CD US $16.98 Buy It Now 10 days
Tom Newman Hotel Splendide Live CD NEW 1997 US $8.27 Buy It Now 11 days
Tom Newman Tall Scary Things CD NEW 1998 US $8.27 Buy It Now 11 days
TOM NEWMAN FAERIE SYMPHONY 1976 JAPAN CD OBI 3200yen K32Y 1ST PRESS US $79.99 Buy It Now 12 days
Tom Newman-Live At The Argonaut 1995 Voiceprint VP168CD unreleased Virgin LP! US $39.99 Buy It Now 12 days
TOM NEWMAN sleep 7" b/w darling corey (16776at) pic slv US $8.27 Buy It Now 13 days
TOM NEWMAN sleep 7" b/w darling corey (16776at) pic slv german virgin 1975 US $8.92 Buy It Now 13 days
TOM NEWMAN FAERIE SYMPHONY RARE OOP JAPAN MINI-LP CD US $34.99 Buy It Now 13 days
(CD) TOM NEWMAN - The Hound of Ulster US $12.99 Buy It Now 13 days
POKER / TOM NEWMAN - 11:35 - DETROIT TECHNO 12" - D Records US $11.99 Buy It Now 13 days
rare Tom Newman Aspects CD (1985) on Coda Tubular Bells producer US $27.92 Buy It Now 15 days
ANTILLES Prog Folk Art Rock LP TOM NEWMAN FINE OLD TOM Fred Frith Mike Oldfield US $24.99 Buy It Now 16 days
Tom Newman Fine Old Tom Condition (LP/Sleeve): EX+/EX+ US $20.96 Buy It Now 17 days
TOM NEWMAN CD Bayou Moon - West Germany 1985 US $9.95 Buy It Now 17 days
THE SECOND OF JULY Acme - ADCD1008 TOM NEWMAN DANDELION SEED PSYCH DEMOS RARE !! US $99.99 Buy It Now 17 days
Tom Newman & Friends - Snow Blind CD NEW US $4.14 Buy It Now 18 days
Tom Newman Bayou Moon 10 Track Vinyl Album US $17.80 Buy It Now 18 days
TOM NEWMAN Bayou Moon +insert booklet CODA 1986 FREE UK POST US $20.89 Buy It Now 20 days
2013 REMASTER TOM NEWMAN FAERIE SYMPHONY JAPAN MINI LP SHM CD US $32.80 Buy It Now 22 days
TOM NEWMAN ASPECTS 1986 LP CODA RECORDS NAGE7 DMM WITH BOOKLET NEAR MINT VINYL US $8.27 Buy It Now 23 days
TOM NEWMAN Bayou Moon LP OOP mid-80's Coda new age US $2.99 Buy It Now 24 days
TOM NEWMAN Faerie Symphony UK Rare Original LP 1st DECCA Label 1W/2W Great Copy! US $149.95 Buy It Now 25 days
TOM NEWMAN live at the argonaut CD 12 track (vp168cd) austrian voiceprint 1995 US $32.99 Buy It Now 26 days
Variations of a Rhythm - Bedford,David/ Tom Newman/ Mike Oldfield New US $20.14 Buy It Now 27 days
Emotional Cocktail - Tom Newman New & Sealed CD-JEWEL CASE Free Shipping US $21.44 Buy It Now 27 days
DEMO 1977 DECCA F13735 TOM NEWMAN "DANCE OF THEENA SHEE" (FAERIE SYMPHONY) EX! US $58.02 Buy It Now 28 days
(CD) Faerie Symphony And Other Stories / Tom Newman / Celtic; New Age US $19.99 Buy It Now 28 days
rare Tom Newman Bayou Moon CD (1985) on Coda Tubular Bells producer US $27.92 Buy It Now 29 days
TOM NEWMAN (JULY) - NM UK 1975 FOLK Prog LP + inner "Fine Old Tom" US $37.99 Buy It Now 29 days

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

TOM NEWMAN shows & tickets


TOM NEWMAN has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

TOM NEWMAN discography


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

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

0.00 | 0 ratings
Fine Old Tom
1975
2.80 | 11 ratings
Faerie Symphony
1977

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

TOM NEWMAN Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

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

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

TOM NEWMAN Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Faerie Symphony by NEWMAN, TOM album cover Studio Album, 1977
2.80 | 11 ratings

BUY
Faerie Symphony
Tom Newman Crossover Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

2 stars Widely known as being the producer of Mike Oldfield's groundbreaking ''Tubular bells'', Tom Newman was born in 1943 in a small suburb of London to Irish mother and a second generation Russian-Jewish father.He got married at the age of 22, around the time he was performing with the Psych outfit Tomcats, which would evolve into the short-lived Psychedelic Rock act July in late-60's.At the beginning of the 70's he met Virgin's future leader Richard Branson and both collaborated for the constrcuction of The Manor Studios in Oxford.He would soon meet a young Mike Oldfield and produce his now highly-acclaimed debut.Newman himself had his own solo album out in 1975 on Virgin, ''Fine Old Tom'', his last collaboration with the mega label.In 1977 he returned with a huge line-up and a second personal album on Decca, entitled ''Faerie symphony'', featuring among others his old July bandmate and future Jade Warrior member Jon Field.

A pretty minimalistic and ethereal affair, ''Faerie symphony'' sounds like a mix of Psychedelic/Folk, a bit close to PETE FINE's or PAUL BRETT's solo works, with pre-New Age stylings, that lack dynamics and passion, instead Newman, who handles multiple instruments in this work, tries to build folky, dark textures in a cinematic way.His work with MIKE OLDFIELD seems to have inspired him as well, though the album sounds more like a late-60's/early-70's work than a more recent offering.Plenty of acoustic instruments blended with traditional British sounds recall Newman's Irish roots in an archaic Celtic mood, containg lots of flutes, percussion, bagpipes, oboe, harp and violins.These deliver a very rural atmosphere with a strong psychedelic approach.Parts of the album contain light orchestral textures with strings and very mellow keyboards.Only a pair of the short arrangements are closing the rock territories with some decent electric guitar solos in the vein of MIKE OLDFIELD and DAN AR BRAZ.Combined with some nice Celtic tunes out of the grandiose bagpipes these seem to be the most passionate passages of an album, that otherwise sounds very hypnotic and extremely ethereal.

''Faerie symphony'' seems at moments to be totally out-of-date, while the lack of serious melodies and the overall very minimalistic soundscapes do not help either.This album would strictly appeal to fans of dated Psychedelic Folk, loving acid and trippy atmospheres and do not mind the absence of rich instrumental movements.

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).

 Faerie Symphony by NEWMAN, TOM album cover Studio Album, 1977
2.80 | 11 ratings

BUY
Faerie Symphony
Tom Newman Crossover Prog

Review by stefro
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Although hardly prolific, the producer, composer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist Tom Newman has enjoyed a rather colourful musical career. He would start out with the universally-ignored pop-psych outfit July, a group that featured Newman in the twin roles of both lead-guitarist and main songwriter, before developing a parallel career behind the mixing desk which saw him join Richard Branson's burgeoning Virgin imprint at the beginning of the 1970's. This move would find Newman helping to engineer Mike Oldfield's seminal 1975 album 'Tubular Bells', making Newman the only other musician to feature on the notoriously reclusive and shy young Oldfield's record, a feat that would eventually allow him to produce his own solo album 'Fine Old Tom' during the same year. Although 'Fine Old Tom' would ultimately fail to find an audience, his earlier work with July would, finding popularity several decades down the line and attaining cult 21st century status, the album now regarded as one of the high points of the brief British psychedelic movement that blossomed during the latter part of the 1960's. However, whilst Newman is probably best remembered for the July album and its endearing single 'Dandelion Seeds', the Englishman's best work is to be found on his fantasy-themed second - and final - solo album 'Faerie Symphony', a sprawling, deeply-ethereal and highly-atmospheric prog-folk record from 1977. Finally issued on CD during 2009 by Mark Powell's prolific reissue imprint Esoteric Recordings, 'Faerie Symphony' is a true relic from a bygone age, a magical instrumental album steeped in the traditions of both J. R. R. Tolkien and the fantastical imagery found on the covers of early-seventies progressive rock albums. Featuring an organic, earthy sound conjured up by the plethora of different instruments - both electric and acoustic - 'Faerie Symphony' develops slowly across thirteen interlocking pieces, brewing up a unique musical experience that is probably best enjoyed under herbal circumstances. Stylistically if not sonically 'Faerie Symphony' very much resembles the earlier works of Oldfield, especially 'Ommadawn', which shares this records mystical ambience. So, as a result, this is very much for those listeners who enjoy Oldfield's 1970s material, this twinkling concoction of twittering flutes, softly tribal percussion fills and slowly unfurling rhythms the kind of album that may well take a few listens to truly comprehend. However, those who do take the time to explore what would turn out to be(so far) Newman's final work, will find a fascinating album full of dreamy melodies and dazzling instrumental landscapes. Hardly immediate stuff then, yet for some 'Faerie Symphony' makes for a truly cinematic experience quite unlike any other. STEFAN TURNER, STOKE NEWINGTON, 2012

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).

 Faerie Symphony by NEWMAN, TOM album cover Studio Album, 1977
2.80 | 11 ratings

BUY
Faerie Symphony
Tom Newman Crossover Prog

Review by kenethlevine
Special Collaborator Prog-Folk Team

2 stars TOM NEWMAN appears to have been the "Robin" to MIKE OLDFIELD's "Batman". Just as a series based on the Robin character would never fly, a solo album by TOM NEWMAN represents a monsoon like dilution of the genius on display in most of OLDFIELD's works of the time.

One need go no further than the opening cut, like an outtake of an outtake from the weaker side of the "Tubular Bells" album. We also hear JADE WARRIOR in tunes like "The Fluter", not surprisingly given JON FIELD's participation, but Field can't work much magic in this format. Elsewhere a rather timid HORSLIPS in the more celtic oriented passages. But where is Tom himself? Perhaps this is a backwards way of looking at it, since what is deemed the Oldfield sound may owe equal debt to Newman. But one can only live in the world as it transpired, and in 1977 this was largely a disjointed rehash of instrumental prog cliches which, taken individually, might almost pass muster, but as an entity are invalid.

A few noteworthy excursions do standout, particularly the mysterious "Fairy Song" and the majestically layered "Dance of Daoine Sidhe". "The Unseelie Court" inspires nigh gut wrenching ambivalence, a brilliant and anticipatory riff slowly built upon that is at least twice as long and five times as unlistenable as it deserves to be

This disk's lack of cohesion, overall sense of deja vu and brevity, and filler quotient all suggest that Newman, blessed as he clearly was as producer, was not up to the task of recording artist, let alone that of symphony composer.

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).

 Faerie Symphony by NEWMAN, TOM album cover Studio Album, 1977
2.80 | 11 ratings

BUY
Faerie Symphony
Tom Newman Crossover Prog

Review by Matti
Collaborator Neo-Prog Team

3 stars If there is an artist clearly in a shadow of a better-known artist, it's this chap. And the shadow is cast by MIKE OLDFIELD, whose magnificent debut Tubular Bells (1973) Newman was putting together with Mike, working in Virgin Records. Also on Tubular Bells II Newman was in the production team, and maybe on some other Oldfield albums too, I can't remember.

This is the second solo album and the closest he ever got to making a, hmm, semi- masterpiece of his own if you like. Indeed, if you listened to this in a blindfold test, you'd probably think it's a Mike Oldfield album from mid-seventies. Progressive, folky, pastoral instrumental music featuring lots of acoustic guitar, keyboards, flute and percussion, creating images of faraway fairy tale lands. And just like Oldfield, Newman handles most of the instruments himself. The main collaborator throughout the album is Jon Field on woodwinds; the other guy from JADE WARRIOR - and so it comes as no surprise that music sounds quite a lot like that band as well. The background of Tom Newman is linked to the Jade Warrior guys too.

I would want to enjoy this album more than I do. But I can't help feeling a bit frustrated about the way all the thirteen tracks - except the least enjoyable one (which has time to become annoying) - are very short, and the whole album is too short. Naturally the other obvious reason for not feeling very positive about this work is its lack of true originality, since it so much sounds like a cross between Mike Oldfield and Jade Warrior. I bet anyone prefers listening to early Oldfield albums which are way more exciting and mature. But I understand that Faerie Symphony openly payed hommage and was inspired by Oldfield's work. And of course an Oldfield connoisseur would not be mistaken to think it as an Oldfield album when (s)he listens to it completely. It does have an atmosphere of its own. So, with this starting point in mind Newman did great results.

Released in 1977, it goes without saying that this album was totally ignored at the time. However I think it is respectable to make a serene, introspective instrumental album so plainly of a progressive nature at the time when it was very unfashionable. The cover art is amazing: both sides of the leaflet serve as the front cover, the one you don't see here is an orange-toned fairy tale painting. An informative essay on the artist is included in the CD released some years ago.

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 chris s for the artist addition.

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: 0.58 seconds