Recording with Big Big Train
Tim spent some time in Real World Studio this week with Big Big Train doing some vocal recording for a song set for a forthcoming BBT release.
Plenty – It Could Be Home
Formed in 1986, Plenty was Tim Bowness’s immediate pre-no-man band. It Could Be Home is a debut release over thirty years in the making.
Distinctively echoing then contemporary artists such as The Blue Nile and Prefab Sprout – alongside the iconic likes of David Bowie and Peter Gabriel – Plenty’s music alternated between anthemic pop, poignant ballads and ambient experiments.
Between Spring 2016 and Summer 2017, founder members Tim Bowness, Brian Hulse and David K Jones re-recorded Plenty’s catalogue of 1980s songs and set about completing the album the band had hoped to release three decades previously.
A meticulous labour of love, It Could Be Home was mixed and instrumentally augmented by Norwegian producer Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow, The Opium Cartel).
Mastered by The Pineapple Thief’s Steve Kitch, the album also features contributions from former Plenty guitarist Michael Bearpark, pianist Peter Chilvers (Brian Eno, Karl Hyde) and no-man violinist Steve Bingham.
Available as a CD in a six panel digipak, 140g black vinyl in gatefold and a limited 140g blue vinyl version in gatefold: All with striking artwork by Carl Glover.
Pre-orders sold through Burning Shed will come with an exclusive postcard and a free download EP of four of the band’s 1980s demos.