I am extremely proud and excited to bring you the second compilation album released by the relaunched and revamped Aldora Britain Records. 'Shine On Shine Bright' continues where 'The Second Coming' left off, it is another selection of some of the best up and coming artists from all around the world. The selection this time is centred around roots music, but there is still space for indie rock and roll, poetic punk crossed with funk, and even some traditional English folk... another eclectic mix!
'Shine On Shine Bright' was intended to be the title of the follow up to the 'Our Time Will Come' album, released by the original AB Records in 2014. I always wanted to use this title because I think the imagery that the phrase creates is what being in a band is all about, especially a new band who are trying to make it big. Plus, it is of course a belter of a song by The Stone Thieves, one of our oldest bands. So this album has been five years in the making, and yes, I think it is more than worth the wait!
A huge thank you also has to go out to Button Up Records who have contributed no less than six tracks to this selection. A truly great record label with a truly great roster. Thank you Garry!
"Baby I'm listening, your melody is glistening
Shine on, shine bright, everything is alright"
Tom @ AB Records
released November 28, 2019
Compiled by Tom Hilton. Creative concept by Tom Hilton and Emma Prime. Photography by Emma Prime, shot on location in Morfa Nevyn. Dedicated to Paula, the Glaswegian soul queen. Special thanks to all artists featured. Track 1 written by The Stone Thieves, used by permission of Aaron Gardner. Track 2 written by Buddy Love Goes Coconuts, used by permission of Cole Tyler Hottenrott. Track 3 written by Daniel Meade, used by permission of Garry John Kane. Track 4 written by The Bar Dogs, used by permission of Garry John Kane. Track 5 written by Connett/Hancock, used by permission of Darron J Connett. Track 6 written by The Lightscopes, used by permission of Scott Forsyth. Track 7 written by Aldo Cruickshank, used by permission of Garry John Kane. Track 8 written by Kane/Kerr, used by permission of Garry John Kane. Track 9 written by Joe Gallacher, used by permission of Garry John Kane. Track 10 written by John McAlinden, used by permission of Garry John Kane. Track 11 is a traditional song, used by permission of Green Matthews.