Martin Curtis

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Albums

 

 Album:

Released:

Available:

The Sound of the Warning

2018

CD

High in the Himalaya

2018

CD

Where the Peaks Meet the Skies

Live at Greendale

Sea to Summit

2016

2013

2008

CD

CD (double)

CD

Otago My Home

2004

DVD

Beyond a Climber's Moon

2001

CD

Let's Sing a Kiwi Song

2000

CD, Cassette

Below the High Country

1998

CD

Off to the Dry Cardrona

1996

Cassette

Save the Wilderness

1995

Cassette

The Daisy Patch

1990

CD

Back From the Hills

1986

no longer available

Gin & Raspberry

1982

CD, Vinyl

 

 

"THE SOUND OF THE WARNING " – GRCD 030 (CD only)

The Sound of the Warning

The Plight of the Kea

A Tale of Two Keas

Kakapo

Silent Forest

Takahe

Davy Lowston

Mollymawk

Hoiho

Turn the Toxic Tide

Yellow and Blue

Rainforest

Wilderness

 

A new compilation album released in 2018 that replaces “Save the Wilderness” which has sold out. It includes 9 of the original tracks from “Save the Wilderness” plus 4 more recent tracks from other albums which are also songs about New Zealand’s birds and wildlife, bringing all the conservation songs together on one album. It includes a 12 page booklet with notes and wildlife photographs taken by Martin or his son Ross.

 

 

"HIGH IN THE HIMALAYA " – GRCD 029 (CD only)

The Way the World Should Be

The Demon’s Mask

A Street in Kathmandu

Farewell to Namche Bazaar

Sir Ed

Little Girl of Bilju

Into Thin Air

Phurba Sherpa

Smoke from the Juniper

 

This compilation was put together in 2018 for Martin to take to the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, where he regularly organises and leads trekking tours. It brings together all the songs he has written about this unique part of the world, encompassing Bhutan, Nepal, India, Sikkim and Tibet, as well as his tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary. Included are two new songs which are not available on any other album.

 

 

"WHERE THE PEAKS MEET THE SKIES " – GRCD 028 (CD only)

The Plight of the Kea

The Way the World should be

The Whole of Cardrona was Mine

The Sound of the Warning

Freedom of the Hills

The Hills of New Zealand

The Close Shave / The Gin & Raspberry Jig

Birriliburu People

Coventry

Mollymawk

Valley of the Chess

Song for New Zealand

 

This new release in 2017 is another collaboration between Martin Curtis and Graham Wardrop and is an album of almost entirely new material of songs about New Zealand and beyond. It was begun as long ago as 2010, so has been 7 years in production – due to some extent by the Christchurch earthquake destroying Graham Wardrop’s recording studio. We think it has been worth waiting for. It features 8 more of Martin’s original songs, including serious warnings about the decline of the kea and kiwi populations, a song about his beloved Himalayan country of Bhutan and closing with his “Song for New Zealand” which has already drawn favourable comments from those who have heard it. In addition it also includes a beautiful unrecorded song from the late Marcus Turner, Bob Bickerton’s tongue in cheek “The Close Shave” (made famous throughout the folk music world by Irish legend Andy Irvine) and a haunting instrumental “The Hills of New Zealand” composed by Joanie Madden of the USA based Celtic supergroup Cherish the Ladies.

 

 

"LIVE AT GREENDALE" – (CD only)

 

DISC ONE:

 

Jack’s Song

One Up Two Down

The Tarras Funeral

Holy Smoke

The Old Hearth Wall

The Ghosts of the Gorge

The Plight of the Kea

A Tale of Two Keas

Sir Ed

 

DISC TWO:

 

McDougal Topped the Score

The Cry of the Kaka