As the title of this collection of work implies, these are songs I’ve written dating back to 2001 or thereabouts. ‘Messing About’ is included here in its original incarnation, stripped of all the vocal overdubs that feature on the ‘Induction’ version.
The lyrical content on ‘Send’, ‘Silver Night’ and ‘The Secret Title’ is provided by my Mum.
‘The Secret Title’ was recorded live at the Big Chill’s Eastnor Festival in 2007, ‘Veneer’ is a collaborative effort with Jake Bickerton, and ‘Little Ideas’ is the original piece that eventually became ‘The Big Ten'; the Big Chill’s 10th anniversary ‘anthem’ – I use the word ‘anthem’ in the loosest way possible…
Finally, ‘I’m Not Bad’ is a completely new rework from 2008, which ups the tempo a bit and has the added benefit of a brass section.
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