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After hearing a set of CDs by The Bookshop Band, Pete Townshend - The Who was so taken he messaged the duo and offered to record their next album. Emerge, Return is the result of this discovery by Townshend, who threw himself into the project - performing on every track, and fans will recognise his musicianship woven throughout. Pete Townshend: "I listened to the CDs in my car as I was travelling. I was blown away, completely blown away. I got into the whole Bookshop Band technique, which is just two people making this sound like a symphony orchestra. It's quite extraordinary. Each song was special in it's own way. So, I reached out. " The Bookshop Band began in 2010 as an artistic collaboration between a group of musicians and their local indie bookshop, Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights. They would read a book, chosen by the bookshop, then write two songs inspired by it - a reader's response - to be performed to the author and a tiny audience, crammed in above the shop. They have so far existed largely off-grid, occupying a creative space between the music and book worlds, writing songs inspired by books and bringing them, through music, to a new audience. They have written and recorded 13 albums and performed in hundreds of bookshops. Emerge, Return marks the band's first album to have a wider commercial release and will come out, alongside a podcast series of conversations with the authors, during UK Independent Bookshop Week (15-22 June). The artwork for the cover was created by Stanley Donwood (Radiohead / Glastonbury Festival). It's one of the band's darker albums, responding to themes surrounding the oppression of bodies, free will and free speech, explored in books that include The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, and The Book Of Dust, by Philip Pullman. The title comes from their song inspired by Robert Macfarlane's Underland, which glimpses our underworlds and morality in the scale of deep time.
After hearing a set of CDs by The Bookshop Band, Pete Townshend - The Who was so taken he messaged the duo and offered to record their next album. Emerge, Return is the result of this discovery by Townshend, who threw himself into the project - performing on every track, and fans will recognise his musicianship woven throughout. Pete Townshend: "I listened to the CDs in my car as I was travelling. I was blown away, completely blown away. I got into the whole Bookshop Band technique, which is just two people making this sound like a symphony orchestra. It's quite extraordinary. Each song was special in it's own way. So, I reached out. " The Bookshop Band began in 2010 as an artistic collaboration between a group of musicians and their local indie bookshop, Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights. They would read a book, chosen by the bookshop, then write two songs inspired by it - a reader's response - to be performed to the author and a tiny audience, crammed in above the shop. They have so far existed largely off-grid, occupying a creative space between the music and book worlds, writing songs inspired by books and bringing them, through music, to a new audience. They have written and recorded 13 albums and performed in hundreds of bookshops. Emerge, Return marks the band's first album to have a wider commercial release and will come out, alongside a podcast series of conversations with the authors, during UK Independent Bookshop Week (15-22 June). The artwork for the cover was created by Stanley Donwood (Radiohead / Glastonbury Festival). It's one of the band's darker albums, responding to themes surrounding the oppression of bodies, free will and free speech, explored in books that include The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, and The Book Of Dust, by Philip Pullman. The title comes from their song inspired by Robert Macfarlane's Underland, which glimpses our underworlds and morality in the scale of deep time.
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Bookshop Band - Emerge Return (Blk) [Colored Vinyl] (Red) (Numb) (Uk)

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Format: Vinyl
Label: IMPORTS
Rel. Date: 07/05/2024
UPC: 5063176038210

Emerge Return (Blk) [Colored Vinyl] (Red) (Numb) (Uk)
Artist: Bookshop Band
Format: Vinyl
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DISC: 1

1. Sanctuary (Inspired By the Book of Dust By Philip Pullman)
2. Dirty Word (Inspired By Brave New World By Aldous Huxley)
3. Eve in Your Garden (Inspired By the Testaments By Margaret Atwood)
4. Room for Three (Inspired By the Book of Dust By Philip Pullman)
5. Faith in Weather (Inspired By the Seven Ravens Folk Tale)
6. Deep Time (Inspired By Underland By Robert MacFarlane)
7. Doll (Inspired By Orphans of the Carnival By Carol Birch)
8. Waggons and Wheels (Inspired By Orphans of the Carnival By Carol Birch)
9. Why I Travel This Way (Inspired By the High Mountains of Portugal By Yann Martel) 1
10. The Night We Came to Wigtown (Inspired By the Diary of a Bookseller By Shaun Bythell) 1
11. The Vanishing Hours (Inspired By the Vanishing Hours By Barney Norris)

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After hearing a set of CDs by The Bookshop Band, Pete Townshend - The Who was so taken he messaged the duo and offered to record their next album. Emerge, Return is the result of this discovery by Townshend, who threw himself into the project - performing on every track, and fans will recognise his musicianship woven throughout. Pete Townshend: "I listened to the CDs in my car as I was travelling. I was blown away, completely blown away. I got into the whole Bookshop Band technique, which is just two people making this sound like a symphony orchestra. It's quite extraordinary. Each song was special in it's own way. So, I reached out. " The Bookshop Band began in 2010 as an artistic collaboration between a group of musicians and their local indie bookshop, Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights. They would read a book, chosen by the bookshop, then write two songs inspired by it - a reader's response - to be performed to the author and a tiny audience, crammed in above the shop. They have so far existed largely off-grid, occupying a creative space between the music and book worlds, writing songs inspired by books and bringing them, through music, to a new audience. They have written and recorded 13 albums and performed in hundreds of bookshops. Emerge, Return marks the band's first album to have a wider commercial release and will come out, alongside a podcast series of conversations with the authors, during UK Independent Bookshop Week (15-22 June). The artwork for the cover was created by Stanley Donwood (Radiohead / Glastonbury Festival). It's one of the band's darker albums, responding to themes surrounding the oppression of bodies, free will and free speech, explored in books that include The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, and The Book Of Dust, by Philip Pullman. The title comes from their song inspired by Robert Macfarlane's Underland, which glimpses our underworlds and morality in the scale of deep time.
        
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