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A Thesis On A Ballad

A THESIS ON THE BALLAD was released on October 29, 2015 and is now available for purchase in digital and physical formats.

 

Limited 12″ 180g Vinyl (FRR001LP)

Pressed on 180g vinyl. Includes a booklet of the ‘A Thesis on the Ballad’ poems by Kelvin Corcoran, illustrated and designed by Anna Fewster.

Available for purchase from our Bandcamp page.

 

Limited Edition CD (FRR001CD)

A limited edition CD run containing artwork by Anna Fewster.

Available for purchase from our Bandcamp page.

 

Digital Download

The album is available for release across many platforms including Bandcamp, iTunes, AmazonMP3 and CDBaby.

You can also stream the release in full on our Bandcamp page and via Deezer or Spotify.

 

Credits:

Jack Hues – vocals, Sam Bailey – piano, Liran Donin – double bass, Rutledge Turnlund – bass, Angelo Misterioso - drums

 

Sam had a dream in which Kelvin Corcoran was reading his poetry in a church. At intervals he would stop and a musician would step forward and play a song. Sam wanted this dream to become real and to that end organised a gig in Canterbury where it would happen. Kelvin sent me a book of poetry which sat on my piano for a few weeks. I tried a number of different pieces but nothing seemed to insist on being written. Then one Saturday afternoon the book opened at a set of poems called “A Thesis on The Ballad”. Within 2 hours I had written all 6 songs! Some required elaborating but at least 4 were complete in that burst of creativity. The gig took place as Sam imagined with Kelvin reading and song contributions from Liam Magill and Jack Hues.

 

LYRICS

A Thesis On The Ballad

And So

If anyone should ask you
do you know who wrote this song?
It was I and I sing it all day long.

It came from the dark dark earth
and all those lives of beasts and men
go doubling in the wood at night.

Those figures still unstill
ford the black river rolling
and the vocal bird calls – here here here.

 

Copyright © Kelvin Corcoran 2010