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'I made this record with Laurence Collyer of The Diamond Family Archive in Brighton at his wonderful flat throughout 2007. It took us about 4 months - ages really - mostly because I had this ridiculously long song that I kept writing verses for and we both got preoccupied with making it as fun as we could at the time. When we finally left it alone we had a 20 minute thing with a preposterous title and all our friends singing and playing on it - it should really have been on it’s own cd and not on the album, but we all make mistakes. Listening to it this morning I just wanted to fast forward to the bit where you expect cannons to start going off - I won’t apologise for enjoying myself but you know.
Laurence plays lots of great stuff on this one and I think there’s some weak songs that have some lovely musical things happening on them. He brought some good noise and some clunky percussion - it would be good to do another record that has some of the same textures on it soon I think. It’s telling that the only songs on here that I play now are the 2 solo ones and that ‘I Do Wrong’ thing. One of the songs I wrote specifically for someone who asked for one - and I’m still sorry that it went on the cd when it was theirs and kind of not mine to give away.' (Stephen Burch)
Also playing on the album:
Lewis Shaw, Vicky Steer, Sam Collins, Lawry Joseph Tilbury, Gemma Williams, Ridder, Amy Phipps, Zoe John, Rob White, Millie.
released December 23, 2007
Stephen Burch: Martin D35 acoustic guitar, Fender Telecaster, keyboards, percussion and vocals.
Laurence Collyer: Electric guitar, banjo, percussion, keyboards, harmonica and backing vocals.
Sam Collins: Electric guitar and backing vocals on track 7.
Backing vocals and percussion on tracks 4 and 7: Lewis Shaw, Vicky Steer, Lawry Joseph Tilbury, Gemma Williams, Ridder, Amy Phipps, Zoe John and Rob White.
All songs written by Stephen Burch.
Recorded by Stephen Burch and Laurence Collyer at his home in Brighton, Autumn 2007.