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Stornoway - Tales from Terra Firma Vinyl LP

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Condition: New
Black Vinyl LP
Catalogue Number: CAD3304LP
Barcode: 652637330403
Record Grading: Mint (M)
Sleeve Grading: Mint (M)
Condition Note: Brand New

Track Listing / Description
01 You Take Me as I Am
02 Farewell Appalachia
03 The Bigger Picture
04 (A Belated) Invite to Eternity
05 Hook, Line, Sinker
06 Knock Me on the Head
07 The Great Procrastinator
08 The Ones We Hurt the Most
09 November Song
Stornoway released 'Tales From Terra Firma' in 2013. Ten this year, 'Tales From Terra Firma' is an album of stories - birth, death, marriage and coming of age. Featuring the singles 'The Bigger Picture' and 'Farewell Appalachia', it was recorded and produced by the band in the main at their own Oxford space, bringing in mix engineer George Shilling (having loved his work with Teenage Fanclub, a huge influence on them) midway to help them achieve their vision.
It worked too. By being true to themselves and remaining oblivious to outside influences, they made a truly special album where life is unfurled for the listener. The Guardian said in their full marks review that there's "no curse of the second album for Stornoway, who've stretched out without losing sight of the intimacy of their charming debut." For its sleeve, the band worked with the artist Kirini Kopcke who used fragments of lyrics as her start point to create a picture for each 'tale' on the album, presenting a strip cartoon-like depiction of the adventures in the life of the main protagonist.