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Michael Chapman

Fully Qualified Survivor

Light in the Attic


CD $12
LP Black $21
  • First time on CD in the United States for this 1970 British folk rock classic
  • First vinyl reissue in decades
  • Album features a pre-Bowie Mick Ronson on lead guitar and Rick Kemp of Steeleye Span on bass
  • Produced by Gus Dudgeon (right after Gus did Bowie’s “Space Oddity” single)
  • Includes Chapman’s best known song “Postcards of Scarborough” – a psychedelic guitar masterwork
  • Liner notes by Mick Houghton (Uncut)


Although not as well known as his peers (Roy Harper, John Marytn, and Bert Jansch), the name Michael Chapman is an important one in the linage of English folk rock guitarists and singer/songwriters of the late 60’s/early 70’s. Chapman’s 1970 Fully Qualified Survivor can be filled between Roy Harper’s Flat Baroque and Berserk, John Martyn’s Inside Out, and Bert Jansch’s Jack Orion and you’ll be doing fine. The perfect album for a winter day and a joint.


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Preview Tracklist

  • 1 Aviator
  • 2 Naked Ladies & Electric Ragtime
  • 3 Stranger In The Room
  • 4 Postcards Of Scarborough
  • 5 Fishbeard Sunset
  • 6 Soulful Lady
  • 7 Rabbit Hills
  • 8 March Rain
  • 9 Kodak Ghosts
  • 10 Andru's Easy Rider
  • 11 Trinkets & Rings