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Published on 5th November 2014

Peter Hammill new solo album released this month


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Peter Hammill will release his latest studio album …all that might have been… on 24th November 2014 and will be available in several editions: CD, 180g Vinyl, 3CD Box Set and Digital Download.

“Written and recorded over an eighteen month period – the longest ever for a PH solo work – the album has gone through many twists, turns and transformations before arriving in this final form. It’s not a concept album as such but its use of jagged soundscapes, fleeting and shadowed characters and elusive plotlines place it closer to a cinematic world than a narrative song one.” Burning Shed

“The main release is a single CD, in the same form of packaging as was used for “Consequences”. The music is presented here in continuous form and is cinematic by design. As in a film, scenes move backward and forward in time and space and characters appear and disappear without much by way of explanation. The scenes have been formed by slashing apart the forms of the original songs with which I started the project and reassembling them into this new form. It’s *not* music looking for an imaginary film, but more like a combination of screenplay and music at the same time. To the best of my knowledge no-one has attempted such a project before.” Peter Hammill

There are variations across the release:

The 3CD Box Set contains the main, cinematic, CD as well as one in which the individual songs are presented in more conventional fashion. The third CD is a stripped down instrumental collage. Two 16-page booklets provide full lyrics for each version and an explanatory essay runs across the back of the three individual CD booklets.

The vinyl release presents the songs in a different order and in a slightly edited form.

The download versions of the release will be the songs, rather than the cinematic version.

CD EDITION
01. In Overview
02. The Last Time
03. Never Wanted
04. As For Him
05. Nowhere Special
06. Piper Smile
07. Wanted To Belong
08. This Might….
09. Inklings, Darling
10. Be Careful
11. Alien Clock
12. Drifting Through
13. Washed Up
14. Rumpled Sheets
15. Fool-Proof
16. Can’t Get Home
17. Washed Away
18. Back Road
19. The line Goes Dead
20. He Turns Away
21. Hooks

VINYL EDITION
Side One

01. Upon A Sixpence
02. Someday (The Piper Smile)
03. Vai Lentissimo
04. Not Going Anywhere
05. The Whole Thing Through

Side Two

1. Passing Clouds
2. Disrespect (in Kabuki-cho)
3. Best Wishes
4. An Outlier
5. Until

3CD EDITION

Cine
01. In Overview
02. The Last Time
03. Never Wanted
04. As For Him
05. Nowhere Special
06. Piper Smile
07. Wanted To Belong
08. This Might….
09. Inklings, Darling
10. Be Careful
11. Alien Clock
12. Drifting Through
13. Washed Up
14. Rumpled Sheets
15. Fool-Proof
16. Can’t Get Home
17. Washed Away
18. Back Road
19. The line Goes Dead
20. He Turns Away
21. Hooks

Songs
01. Upon A Sixpence
02. Someday (The Piper Smile)
03. Vai Lentissimo
04. Disrespect (in Kabuki-cho)
05. An Outlier
06. The Whole Thing Through
07. Best Wishes
08. Passing Clouds
09. Not Going Anywhere
10. Until

Retro
01. SixSlowOut
02. KabukiCloudSome
03. TenorElseAny
04. 57WishesUntil

…all that might have been… is currently available for pre-order through Peter Hammill’s Sofa Sound website – however for logistical reasons the vinyl version will be distributed by Burning Shed.

Please note all pre-orders will be signed by Peter…

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