A few months ago I was invited by Piers Faccini to contribute an original song to a compilation called 'The Many Are One' that he was putting together. I had a song called 'Harbour' that I'd written a couple of years before and hadn't managed to find a home for yet, so this was the perfect project.
The story of how the song got recorded is quite convoluted! I recorded the guitar parts, piano and my vocals in my spare room studio in Stroud. Then I sent the files on to Alabaster dePlume in Manchester to record saxophone parts. He then sent them to producer/engineer/bassist, Ruben Engzell and drummer Jesper Jonssonn (recognise those names from Vena Portae?) in Stockholm. Ruben mixed the song and sent it to Piers in France! What an international affair...
Anyway, the album has just been released and it features a host of incredible artists including Ben Harper, Dawn Landes, Piers Faccini himself and many others.
It's available digitally worldwide and in stores in France or available to mail out worldwide on Beating Drum Shop
- Beating Drum shop: http://bit.ly/TMAO_shop
- iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TMAO
Here is the beautiful artwork Piers made for my song 'Harbour'.
Hope you enjoy the album!