The Best of Bat: A Free Spirit

by Bat

Released 2015
Self
Released 2015
Self
Over an hour of my personal selection taken from BAT's first three albums. Set your spirit and imagination free.
NOTES
From the early days of 21st Century BAT has solely been writing and producing his own brand of Cool Instrumental Rock music. A Free Spirit is a compilation of his favourite tracks from the first three albums [also available on his website]. In conjunction with Cameron Herbert on Drums he had recorded these albums over 6 years and as his music developed and more releases came through it was decided to summarise each stage of BAT's …
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Down Under Sky

by BAT

Released 2012
Released 2012
A departure from his previous Instrumental style, this Roots Rock selection of new songs and re-mixes of two of the earlier releases, retains the strong guitar presence with great female backing from ARIA award winner Deb Manskey.
NOTES
From a small farming community in the NE. England to London and then on to Japan/Borneo and finally Australia, Malcolm BAT Battersby continues his mission to write/record and play his own brand of Instrumental and Roots Rock.' Someone said it's not about the destination ,but the journey' and quite a little trip he's had so far.
Experiences from London and Japan then Borneo have given BAT a unique perspective on a very …
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Songs from the Dark Wood

by BAT

Released 2009
Released 2009
Rock Art where thoughtful lyrics meet a cascade of guitar driven tunes lying on a bed of warm orchestral sounds and carried along with powerful , haunting rhythms.
NOTES
This is the fourth album from BAT. A natural progression from the atmospheric Rock Art Instrumentals contained in the previous 3 albums. 'I've found my voice again' he was heard to say. Most of the tracks on this album have lyrics while a few still hold the original Instrumental Magic.
The guitar is still my voice but now that I'm singing aswell you get two of me for the price of one.
I really love each …
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Deeper Shades

by BAT

Released 2004
Released 2004
Instrumental Rock /Ambient mood music with a Bluesy guitar weaving around grooves.
NOTES
Hello and thanks for coming to the new CD for a bit more info about Bat.
This one has taken me about a year to complete and I'm really pleased with the results. As in the first album 'Shades' I have continued the instrumental themes route but there is a hint of things to come when Bat begins the live side and takes his band out on the road.
I'm now living in beautiful Tasmania …
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All This Time

by BAT

Released 2007
Bat
Released 2007
Bat
Instrumental/Ambient Guitar Rock
NOTES
The 3rd Album from BAT features a bonus DVD filmed live at a show in Hobart , Tasmania.
Songs on the CD are an axtension of the first two albums 'Shades' and 'Deeper Shades' both available from CDBaby.
Introducing some lyrics into 3 of the tracks is a direct result of the live band gigs and the audience feedback.
All This Time and what have we learned from the mistakes of the past...still killing people and …
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Shades

by BAT

Released 2002
Released 2002
Instrumental Rock/Ambient mood music with a Bluesy guitar weaving around orchestral grooves.
NOTES
Malc Battersby is a guitarist who has played many styles over a period of time and now puts them together in his own way for his own sound.

This wandering Englishman is now an Australian and living in Tasmania.

He has spent time in darkest Borneo on studio based work for a rich bloke, but was not really allowed to truly express himself, still it was a great experience.

Before that BAT was in Japan …
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'The Place of the Stars' is a direct translation of the Aboriginal name of BAT's home.

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Inspired by the magic of night in the Place of the Stars.

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Musings about change, or lack of, and the blindness of humankind.

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A warm, smooth Saturday afternoon.

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Changes are brought on the wind...

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