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Jo Hamilton - Palace Place album

Jo Hamilton  - Palace Place album Performer: Jo Hamilton
Title: Palace Place
Style: Acoustic
Date of release: 2000
Size MP3: 1664 mb
Size FLAC: 1754 mb
Rating: 4.8
Format: MMF MP4 XM RA MPC MP1 APE

Jo Hamilton is a Scottish vocalist, composer and t based in Birmingham, England. In December 2009, she released an EP of Christmas songs which BBC Radio 2's Janice Long put on her Album of the Week list for the week of 14 December.

With a sound self-described as "Björk and Sarah McLachlan singing Robbie Burns backed by Sigur Rós," Scottish singer/songwriter Jo Hamilton is one of the chamber folk scene's most intriguing and eclectic performers. Born to a Jamaican mother and Kenyan father, she spent her childhood growing up in the remote Scottish Highlands, two miles from the nearest neighbor, but also spent periods traveling with her family around Turkey, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka

Jo Hamilton is elemental, gazing out at us with empathy, affection and hope, but perhaps also with the melancholy of some-one who couldn’t stay anywhere long enough to feel like she truly belonged. Perhaps it’s this distance that makes her perspective unique. Sweet Billy Pilgrim (2009 Mercury Music Prize Nominee). It was during the recording of Palace Place that she first met producer Jon Cotton (subsequently producer of Scott Matthews' Ivor Novello winning Elusive), with whom she remained in touch over the next four years. Jo's debut album Gown has been produced by Jon Cotton (producer of 2007's Ivor Novello winner Elusive by Scott Matthews) and will be released on Poseidon Records on September 21st 2009.

Scottish chamber-folk artist Jo Hamilton spent a peripatetic childhood shuttling around the Middle East, Cambodia and Sri Lanka, during which time she clearly soaked up a range of musical influences. Exist" is an arresting opening to the album, with a chopped-up guitar collage.

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Jo has made a guest appearance on the 5-time Grammy winning Swingles’ 50th anniversary album ‘Deep End’, performing a cover version of John Martyn’s classic ‘Couldn’t Love You More’. Work on album 2: Fractals ongoing. Work is continuing in the UK on Jo’s 2nd album Fractals, being produced by Gown producer Jon Cotton. Jo recording for Amnesty International album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Back To Me 3:45
2 No Mercy
Acoustic Guitar – Andy GunnBass – Simon Smith Electric Guitar – Tom Livemore
3:10
3 I Don't Hate You
Double Bass – Stuart Brown
3:12
4 Company
Flute – Lisa Mallett
4:25
5 What's The Use In Love? 6:27
6 I Sleep Light 2:41
7 It's Not Fair
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Andy GunnCymbal – Jon CottonDouble Bass – Simon Smith Viola – Ellie Gosling, Finn Curry, Jo Hamilton
3:56
8 Palace Place
Cor Anglais – Jude Rees
3:20
9 Ok You Win 2:50
10 No-One Can Touch Me
Electric Guitar – Frank Moon
5:01
11 One Love
Backing Vocals – Roberto Dell'Era, Steve LeatherBass, Electric Guitar – Roberto Dell'EraDrums – Ed LawesPercussion – Frank Moon, Jon Cotton, Nick Gibbs
3:47

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar – Jo Hamilton (tracks: 1, 3 to 6, 9)
  • Backing Vocals – Gayle Henry (tracks: 1, 3, 5, 11), Jackie Dean (tracks: 1, 3, 5)
  • Bass – Jason Ensa (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 9)
  • Drums – Dave Picking (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 9), John Large (tracks: 2, 7, 10)
  • Electric Guitar – Roberto Dell'Era (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 9, 11)
  • Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Jon Cotton (tracks: 2, 7, 10)
  • Mixed By – Jon Cotton
  • Organ [Wurlitzer] – Jon Cotton (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 9, 10)
  • Piano – Jon Cotton (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 7, 9)
  • Producer – Jo Hamilton (tracks: 1, 3 to 6, 8, 9, 11), Jon Cotton (tracks: 1 to 10)
  • Recorded By – Greg Chandler (tracks: 1, 5, 9, 11), Steve Francis (tracks: 1, 5, 9, 11)
  • Viola – Helen Warren (tracks: 1, 3, 5, 6), Kate Faucett (tracks: 1, 3, 5, 6), Kate Kirk (tracks: 1, 3, 5, 6), Nina Kopperhed (tracks: 1, 3, 5 to 7)
  • Vocals – Jo Hamilton

Notes

Self-released album. Made in Birmingham, England.