In the autumn of 1996 Phil Baggaley, John Hartley and David Clifton flew to Nashville and moved into the Hampton Inn, West End Avenue, and it became their home for the next three weeks. They were about to embark on a series of recordings that would become the backbone of the Providence album. USA producers Lyn Nichols and Phil Madeira oversaw the first recordings, ably assisted by JB and Dave Perkins, the latter utilizing a vintage MCI 24 track machine located in his novel control room, created inside an old touring coach parked in his back yard. Further tracks were completed in Derby, and with the album mastered and released, a national tour arranged to promote the project. Phil Madeira and Lyn Nichols relocated from Nashville to the Three Horseshoes deep in the Derbyshire countryside, their English home for rehearsals and their base during the UK tour. Radio single 'Valentine' was re-mixed by Jon Kelly at West Side Studios in London, and featured a wild guest guitar moment from Brian Robertson of Thin Lizzie. The song attracted a rave review in NME, and is still a firm favourite each year, with comparisons made to an influence of The Cardigans. 'The Day The North Left Town', a haunting lament and poetic ode to the abandoned north of England during times of economic downturn, featured a beautiful and memorable performance from the Grimethorpe Colliery band. The song received extensive national airplay and TV coverage, including a special editorial feature on ITV News At Ten. Psychedelic openers 'New People Of Love' and 'Hello Sister Moonshine' set the scene for this great little timepiece, with 'Old Ghosts To Rest' being the classic thoughtful-provoking heart-breaker.