Price: £7.99
Format: cd
Artist: Letka
CatNo: BSHED0211
Letka is the latest collaboration between Irish vocalist Sandra O'Neill and English multi-instrumentalist Peter Chilvers.
 
From the opening 'Beyond the Fold', featuring backing vocals and production from Brian Eno, to its epic closing track 'I Dream a Highway', 'Far Off Country' seamlessly combines Country and Ambient influences in a uniquely ethereal way.
 
Featuring layered vocals, treated guitars, pedal steel and electronic textures, the six track collection of traditional songs, covers and new compositions represents a warm reflection of the desolate landscapes of the Mid West. 
 
The evocative digipack, designed by Carl Glover, features images from his archive of photographs of American ghost towns.
1. Beyond the Fold (4:10)
2. Banks of the Ohio (6:43)
3. Country Roads (5:19)
4. Another Town (6:23)
5. Not a Job (5:46)
6. I Dream a Highway (14:11)
Sandra O'Neill - vocals
Peter Chilvers - instruments
 
Brian Eno - backing vocals, synthesizer, guitar, sequencing on Beyond the Fold, acoustic guitar, additional production on Banks of the Ohio
 
Rob Jackson - pedal steel and electric guitars on I Dream a Highway
Jon Hart - vibraphone on a I Dream a Highway
 
Beyond the Fold produced and mixed by Brian Eno
All other tracks produced and mixed by Letka
 
Mastering by Jon Astley at Close to the Edge

 

Photography and design by Carl Glover for Aleph