On this album Twilight Fields has recorded a selection of great songs written by unexposed but talented songwriters (+ one famous song and one bonus track).
I have adapted the songs to my own indie/post-rock/psych-folk-influenced style without making changes that were too radical...some songs more than others. I think this is a collection of very moving songs, and I'm honoured to have recorded them.
See credits for info on the songs.
This album is dedicated to Shawn Delnick, studio genius, cynic, and friend.
released June 15, 2017
Tell Your Story: by Marc Stapleford. Marc was formerly with Canadian band Beautiful 2000 and is a great singer, guitarist, and songwriter. See: happypuppyrecords.ca
Stolen Sisters: by Sigrun Stella, an Icelandic singer-songwriter who beautifully expresses the sorrow of a tragic situation in this song. See: www.sigrunstella.com
Hang Out Where You Matter: by Sean Kelly. Kelly led glam-rock band Crash Kelly, whose song this is, and now plays with a bevy of pop and rock stars. See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Kelly_(Canadian_musician)
Stretch: by Ali Murray. Murray resides on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides and makes wonderful atmospheric folk and rock (also with Seldom Few). See: alimurray.bandcamp.com
Too Young To Cry: by Michael Dilauro, a country-rock singer-songwriter from Toronto who released his debut solo album in 2016. See: michaeldilauro.bandcamp.com
Fade Away: by Charlie Nieland, who led shoegaze/dream-pop legend Her Vanished Grace and now is one half of Lusterlit. This is one of his best-known compositions. See: lusterlit.bandcamp.com
Boy at Heart: by Dave Janveau. Janveau originated in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. His alt-country songs are few but of supremely high quality, like this number.
Disappear: by Neal Gardner, a versatile LA-based musician who records solo, with doom band Goliathan and with The Girl + the Glory. See: nealgardner.bandcamp.com
You and Me Baby: by Brian Asha. Asha has made groovy electronic pop/dance music in various genres in the UK and Canada. See: www.brianashamusic.com
Good Enough: by Dylan White/Alex McKee, former members of How I Won the War, a fine Toronto band that recorded a great album of British-influenced rock.
The Whole of the Moon: by Mike Scott (The Waterboys). This is a properly licensed cover of a song by a guy I've never met but admire. Just a longtime inspirational favourite of mine. I had the arrangement, so I went for it. See: www.mikescottwaterboys.com
A Northern Song (2017): by me. This is a rerecording of a song I released in 2009 on an album titled Shadowlands (thegatelessgate.bandcamp.com/album/shadowlands
), done to reflect my current style. It is my most popular song with listeners.
Internal Landscapes: by Vincent and Daniel Cavanagh and John Douglas. This is a cover of a song (again, all properly licensed and stuff) by Anathema, the ambient rock band. I did the song a few years ago, not well enough, on a short EP that bombed and almost drove me in despair out of recording music altogether. However, clearly I didn't quit, and I've now spruced up my cover of this lovely song for your consumption. See: www.anathema.ws
Everything played and sung by Allister Thompson