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Simon Alpin

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Format: CD

Cat No: RR01

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Release Date:  18 June 2007

Label:  Ravine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5036098007305

Genres:  Country  

  • Description

    In a career that has spanned two decades, Simon Alpin has earned a reputation as one of Britain's premier musicians. He has played with the likes of Teenage Fanclub, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Badly Drawn Boy and, more recently, Devendra Banhart and The Last Town Chorus. Meanwhile, his production skills - honed under the tutelage of Dave Stewart at the former Eurythmics frontman's north London studios – have found him in constant demand for a host of projects, including the aforementioned Willard Grant Conspiracy's critically acclaimed Regard The End LP (Alpin also co-wrote many of that album's key tracks) and Danny Wilson's Famous Mad Mile.
    The groundwork for this album began in June 2004 but due to the nomadic nature of many of the musicians featured, it was not until a year later that they were finally able to re-group in London to complete the basic recordings... and with overdubs being laid down in between tours in a variety of studios, it was another twelve months before the album was completed. The eagerly awaited results showcase Simon's skills as a musician, as well as his previously unrecognised talent as a composer and arranger. These songs combine a mature beauty with an invigorating charm that will surely force him out from the shadows and on to the centre of a stage he's so long given up to others.
    Features contributions from Caitlin Cary, Jess Klein and members of Grand Drive, Lambchop and Willard Grant Conspiracy.
    ***Reviews confirmed in Q, Uncut, Rock 'n' Rell, Maverick.
    Tracks: Row To Hoe / Right Words / Won't Stop / Heading Out / The Pass / Here With Me / John Doe / On The Run / Inside / All Out/ All Talk.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Row To Hoe
      • 2. Right Words
      • 3. Won't Stop
      • 4. Heading Out
      • 5. The Pass
      • 6. Here With Me
      • 7. John Doe
      • 8. On the Run
      • 9. Inside
      • 10. All Out
      • 11. All Talk