Captured during two sunny afternoons in September 2017, The fourth LP by the much respected and collected duo, Hampshire and Foat, takes us to a new level of direct performance. Recorded live, with no overdubs, in two churches situated in Saint Lawrence on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, and mixed direct live onto a vintage stereo Nagra IV-S and AKG C24 Stereo microphone, every nuance of the performance is laid bare. Only the ambience of the room and the artists' skill make the recording what it is.
For a brace of sun soaked days, Warren and Greg were joined by their long time musical partners, Phil Achille and Eric Young, and a cadre of local musicians and friends, creating an album that truly captures the magical ambience of the churches and surrounding landscape - even the birds in the Church steeple can be heard at times. Tracks are named after local landmarks, secret beaches, and rural paths that Warren and Greg hold dear. The duo wanted to make something special and collectable for this unique ambient jazz folk gem, so the cover has been produced in a beautiful late '60s private press style and, limited to 500 copies on vinyl.
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Artist Hampshire & Foat Label Athens Of The North Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 12" Genre Downtempo, Easy Listening, Folk, Jazz Release Date 1 Mar 2019 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title Saint Lawrence Track 1 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP024/01+Saint+Lawrence.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title The Clock Tower Track 2 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP024/02+The+Clock+Tower.mp3 Track 3 Position A3 Track 3 Title The Snake And The Weasel Track 3 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP024/03+The+Snake+and+the+Weasel.mp3 Track 4 Position A4 Track 4 Title The Broken Promise Track 4 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP024/04+The+Broken+Promise.mp3 Track 5 Position A5 Track 5 Title The Undercliff Track 5 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP024/05+The+Undercliff.mp3 Track 6 Position B1 Track 6 Title Woody Bay Track 6 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP024/06+Woody+Bay.mp3 Track 7 Position B2/3 Track 7 Title The Solitude of Certitudes (Pt. I) Track 7 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP024/07+The+Solitude+of+Certitudes+Pt+I++II.mp3 Track 8 Position B4 Track 8 Title Out On The Side Track 8 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AOTNLP024/08+Out+on+the+Side.mp3 Track 9 Position No Track 9 Title No Track 9 Preview URL No Track 10 Position No Track 10 Title No Track 10 Preview URL No Track 11 Position No Track 11 Title No Track 11 Preview URL No Track 12 Position No Track12 Title No Track 12 Preview URL No