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The Aldora Britain Records lockdown compilations have been well received so far. With this in mind I thought I would get a bit experimental with this one. You know me, always eclectic. This compilation, 'Still The Water Runs Deep,' covers all the usual bases (roots, rockabilly, country, soul, folk) but goes a little further (hip hop, anti-folk, world music, neo-classical). It's a fun collection that looks to push out the boundaries.
The title is taken from Richard Lucas' contribution which also serves as the opening track. Rich has been a great collaborator since the early days in 2013 when he was playing with The Broxton Hundred. So, it is an absolute pleasure to finally have a compilation named after one of his tracks. The release boasts an exclusive in the form of 'Green Unpleasant Land' by Captain Wilberforce which is taken from the band's upcoming album, 'When The Dust Just Won't Settle.' I am also thrilled to bring back Eddie 9V, Marshall Sidbury and Darren Tuck. Eddie gives us a soulful blues workout, Marshall provides the unique American folk that is stepped in the traditions of the Old West and Darren brings the good old British indie rock and roll to the table.
The remainder of the compilation is made up of a wide variety of AB newbies. There is the indie rock of Prints In The Snow, the Spanish neo-rockabilly of the Atomic Leopards, the country and western of Erin Sliney, the indie folk of Matthew Frederick, the anti-folk of Ana Lete, the traditional folk of Johnhubertus, the alternative country of Ben Reel, , the hard punk rock of Hell Nation Army, the underground hip hop of LT Headtrip, the worldly hurdy gurdy of Deep Cabaret, and the neo-classical blues instrumental of Tim Hulsman.
That is quite a variety to keep everyone going. Stay at home and play it loud. It is the safest and healthiest thing to do.
Tom @ Aldora Britain Records
released April 12, 2020
All compositions on this album are owned by the individual artists and have only been licensed to Aldora Britain Records for this one-off compilation album.
Compiled by Tom Hilton. Artwork shot in Cossington by Emma Prime. This album is dedicated to Bill Withers and John Prine. 'Still The Waters Run Deep' written by and used by permission of Richard Lucas, taken from 'Still The Waters Run Deep' (2020). 'Waiting For The Feeling' written by Prints In The Snow, used by permission of Laurie Armitt, taken from 'Nothing's Lost' (2019). 'Que Va Passar Ahir Per La Nit?' written by and used by permission of Atomic Leopards, taken from 'Exotic' (2019). 'Truckee To Kentucky' written by and used by permission of Erin Sliney, taken from 'Truckee To Kentucky' (2020). '1945 (Cocaine & Rum)' written by and used by permission of Eddie 9V, taken from 'Left My Soul In Memphis' (2019). 'Slipping Away' written by and used by permission of Matthew Frederick, taken from 'Venus & Mars' (2012). 'Footsteps' written by and used by permission of Ana Lete, taken from 'Eternal Hibernation' (2020). 'Green Unpleasant Land' written by Simon Bristoll, used by permission of Captain Wilberforce, taken from 'When The Dust Just Won't Settle' (2020). 'The Fall' written by and used by permission of Johnhubertus, taken from 'Shaking Hands With Strangers' (2020). 'Fine Wine' written by and used by permission of Ben Reel, taken from 'The Nashville Calling' (2020). 'Diamonds And Steel' written by and used by permission of Marshall Sidbury, taken from 'Sundown' (2020). 'I Sold Me Out' written by and used by permission of Darren Tuck, taken from 'Modified' (2019). 'Blackout' written by Keller/Kuehl/Ross/Knipp/Goettsche, used by permission of Hell Nation Army, taken from 'Anthems For The Misanthropic' (2018). 'Litterbug' written by Rich Courage and LT Headtrip, used by permission of LT Headtrip, taken from 'Pressure Of The Tempest' (2020). 'Matchless' written by Steve Lewis, used by permission of Deep Cabaret, taken from 'Matchless' (2020). 'A Walk In The Gully' written by and used by permission of Tim Hulsman, taken from 'In The Arms Of The Earth' (2020).