Songs inspired by stories of wanderlust and place, featuring a reading from Peter Please and a performance from Patrick Gale (cello).
released August 3, 2016
Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 written by Ben Please, Beth Porter and Poppy Pitt. Tracks 1, 3, 7 and 8 by Ben Please and Beth Porter. Track 1 features extracts written by Peter Please, used with his permission. Tracks 1, 3, 6, 7 and 8 recorded at Chelvey Court. Tracks 2, 4, 9 and 10 recorded at Ashley Manor. Track 5 recorded at The Cloisters (Bath). Additional recording at Christchurch (Rode), Peter Please’s house, Patrick Gale’s house, Jools’ house, Pete’s house and at home. String arrangements by Beth Porter and Ben Please.
Mixed by Ben Please.
Mastered by Marco Migliari
All artwork by Peter Beatty (www.peaterbeatty.co.uk
Case design by Ben Please
Cases printed and cut by Opal Print, inserts by Richard Lawrence, disks by Key Production.
Those who were directly involved in the production of the album include Marco Migliari, Peter Please, Patrick Gale, all the musicians who played with us, Brauner microphones and Louis Austin, Microtech Gefell GmbH microphones and Sound Link Pro Audio, Leigh Haggerwood, James King, Richard Evans, Will Cookson, Steve Belgrave, Mike Hillier, Grace Designs, Stuart Bruce, Chris Hughes and Ashley Manor, Universal Audio, UA Digital and Source Distribution, Realworld Studios, The Wigtown Book Festival and The Open Book, Nigel and Jackie at Rave Box Studios, Owen Benson, Anna Botterell and Andrew Hooker Violins, Keith Lunt and co. at Opal Print and Richard Lawrence. Big thank you also to Caroline Waterlow and Ashley Harrow.
Thank you to all our Patreon supporters, past and present, including James Patterson and Alan Squire Publishing, and our amazing song sponsors (see tracks for details). Special thank you to Peter Beatty for producing our beautiful cover art. We’re very grateful and in awe of Nic and Juliette Bottomley and ALL the staff at Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath for curating our reading and managing our path through the literary world. And finally, to all the wonderful authors who have inspired the songs on this album, a big thank you.
THE BOOKSHOP BAND