Vinyl Record & CD
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180-gram double LP with printed inner sleeve
Her new album — one voice, one instrument, performed live
Album CD included
All-analog signal path mastering
"It's a collaboration with the wonderful British artist Chris Gollon, I've revisited songs from my catalog, with a couple of new ones, and recorded them as live, one woman, one voice in the Grange studio in Norfolk. It's very exposed intimacy and Chris has continued this theme in his magnificent paintings. He's painted a picture for every song on the album. We are launching the album and the exhibition in Gallery Different in London in January." — Eleanor McEvoy
Best known for her songs "Sophie" and the Irish standard "Only A Woman's Heart," Eleanor's new album features exclusive artwork by the famed painter Chris Gollon. She asked Chris to do a painting for the cover in this solitary context. Chris was so taken with the songs he completed four paintings in response — two on the "Naked" theme, and two related to song titles and lyrics. The seeds for Eleanor and Chris' artist collaboration were sown after Eleanor bought Chris' painting 'Champagne Sheila' after spotting it in a London gallery.
As with all Eleanor McEvoy releases on Diverse Records, a lot of effort went into making it the ultimate audiophile listening experience. Miles Showell mastered the LP at Abbey Road and describes the methods he used: "This record is the product of an all analog signal path. It was cut exactly as all records used to be cut in the days prior to the advent of digital techniques and processing.
"The original stereo masters were mixed to 1/2" analog tape running at 30 inches per second. The vinyl master cuts were made directly from these stereo master tapes using the advance head method via a custom designed and built (and subsequently modified and improved) analogue mastering transfer console feeding directly to the disc cutting lathe. The replay tape machine I used was a Studer A80, the console was an EMI TG 12410 disc transfer console and the disc cutting lathe was a Neumann VMS 80, the cutter-head was a Neumann SX-74 fed by customised Neumann SAL 74B transformer-less cutting amplifiers.
"The master lacquers used for this album were made by Transco in California. This method was employed in order to completely avoid any digital processing. Any processing applied to the master tapes for this vinyl release is entirely different from that applied to the corresponding digital formats and is unique to the vinyl release only. I hope you have as much fun listening to this record as I had mastering and cutting the masters the original way."
|Wrong So Wrong|
|Dreaming Of Leaving|
|Whisper A Prayer To The Moon|
|Heaven Help Us|
|Land In The Water|
|Please Heart You’re Killing Me|
|Look Like Me|
|Half Out Of Habit|
|It’s It A Little Late|
|Oft In The Stilly Night|
|The Thought Of You|