Back in 2013 I had the idea I wanted to record a new album, something stylistically outside of the music I’d already released. Over the years I’ve been involved with many bands, playing music from genres belonging to various parts of the globe. It was time for me to branch out and explore what’s out there and therefore thought it would be nice to involve other people in the process of making this album. I reached out to fans, friends and colleagues on Facebook and other social media and asked for suggestions ranging from genre, instrumentation, songs, or just an idea to inspire me to write something new. The response was fascinating and lead to the construction of this album. Piece by piece the songs were written and then the recording process begun. The result has made me incredibly proud and I thank all the talented musicians for bringing this music alive.
released September 25, 2015
Paul Booth - saxes/ utes/clarinets/piano/hammond B3/ percussion/effects/vocal/native american ute
Victoria Newton - Vocals tracks 1,2,3,6,9
Flaithrí Neff - Uilleann Pipes track 1
Alex Wilson - Piano tracks 1,3,6,11
Giorgio Serci - Guitars/Oud tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6
Michael Janisch - Acoustic Bass tracks 1,2,5,7,8,9
Andrew Bain - Drums tracks 1,2,5,7,8,9
Edwin Sanz - Conga/Cajon/Bongo/Shaker tracks 1,6,11
Adriano Adewale - Pandeiro/Calabash/Shaker/Tamborim/Udu tracks 2,3,5,8 Davide Mantovani - Electric bass tracks 3,4,6,10,11
Satin Singh - Tabla/Clay Pot/Udu/tracks 2,3,9,10
Davide Giovannini - drumstracks 4,10
Richard Rozze - guitars
String Quartet: - tracks 1,2,3,4,6,9 Violin - Ivana Cetkovic & David Williams Viola - Virginia Slater Cello - Rosalind Acton
String Quartet, Edwin/Alex/Davide/Paul, Michael/Andrew/Paul sessions recorded at Wincraft Studios by James Towler
Victoria Newton vocal sessions recorded at Crank Recording Studios, Perth Australia by Lee Buddle
Giorgio Serci, Richard Rozze, Flaithri Neff, Davide Giovannini, Adriano Adewale & Satin Singh sessions, all recorded at their homes with mobile recording equipment.
Recorded between 2012-2014 Produced by Paul Booth Mixed by James Towler Photos by Paul Booth Art design by www.ogmediagroup.com
Special thanks goes out to all those involved in the recording, from people who inspired me to write some of this music with their wonderful suggestions, to the incredible musicians who brought it all alive, to Victoria for her divine vocal performances and lyrics, to the engineers who added the fairy dust, to the multi-talented Brian Hanlon for
his lyrics and cover design, to my family for their con-tinued love and support, nally to my beautiful ancé who
is the source of my true inspiration.