OUT 24TH JANUARY 2020
Guitar: Findlay Napier
Pedal Steel: Iain Sloan
Strings: Patsy Reid
Bass: Euan Burton
Piano: Elaine Lennon
With well-respected contemporary Findlay Napier producing and Paul Savage engineering at his Chem19 Studios all of the magic on this debut album was captured with a cream-of-the-crop array of supporting musicians, including Patsy Reid on strings, Iain Sloan on pedal steel, Euan Burton on bass and Napier himself on guitars.
With the support of Creative Scotland, the team have taken Elaine's 'back-room-homemade' demos and brought them to life in an epic way!
You can expect to hear, as Findlay puts it, 'epic string laden studio performances with soaring pedal steel and all kinds of interesting ear candy.'
'It has been an absolute honour and a privilege to work with these guys - Paul and Jamie Savage have so much incredible experience that they have brought to this project along with lots of wee gems of advice (thank you!) and Findlay has not only brought a wealth of production experience but some absolutely awesome guitar riffs and solos - he truly is a musical genius!' says Elaine
From the brooding darkness of ‘This’ to the uplifting ‘Little Bird Little Sailor’; from the heart-rending despair of ‘Alone Here With Me’ to the reassuring unconditional love of ‘By Your Side,’ this is a collection that provides a true and touching insight into the song-writer’s heart and mind.
Add to the tapestry the captivating love story ‘Next Friday Night’, the powerfully moving ballad ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ with its beautiful language; the swagger of ‘Trouble’, the fresh originality of ‘Fear (Break-up Song)’ and the nostalgia of ‘In Songs We Live On’ (an artistic link of old and new where Elaine’s melody, lyrics and vocals have been masterfully blended with 1960s authentic jazz piano recordings of her uncle, Eugene Tedeschi, who had passed away before she was born) and this strong debut is bound to seal a strong future. Read more about the Story behind 'In Songs We Live On' here.
“THIS IS A VERY IMPRESSIVE DEBUT ALBUM FROM ELAINE. THE PRODUCTION AND MUSICIANSHIP ARE WONDERFULLY COMPLEMENTARY TO THE SONGS AND BRING OUT THE VERY BEST IN ELAINE'S MUSIC AND VOICE. REALLY LOVELY STUFF” -
“BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED SONGS EVOKING THE SENSATION YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO HER MUSIC ALL OF YOUR LIFE!” -
“RICH IN COLOUR AND FULL OF FLAVOUR, AND WITH ONE OF THOSE RARE VOICES THAT JUST SOUNDS EFFORTLESS AND ORGANIC” - DANNY SCHMIDT
Listen to Elaine perform her winning set at '2019 Celtic Connections Award Winner Set' on her Soundcloud Page.
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