Price: £18.75
Format: vinyl
Artist: Plenty
Availability: 27-04-2018
CatNo: KAR141LPC
Formed in 1986, Plenty was Tim Bowness’s immediate pre-no-man band.
 
In 2016 and 2017, Bowness and fellow founder members Brian Hulse and David K Jones re-recorded Plenty's catalogue of 1980s songs.
 
Distinctively echoing then contemporary artists such as The Blue Nile, It's Immaterial and Prefab Sprout - alongside the iconic likes of David Bowie, David Sylvian and Peter Gabriel - Plenty’s music alternated between anthemic pop, poignant ballads and ambient experiments.
 
A meticulous labour of love and a fascinating hidden history, It Could Be Home was mixed and instrumentally augmented by Norwegian producer Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow). 
 
Mastered by The Pineapple Thief’s Steve Kitch, former Plenty guitarist Michael Bearpark, pianist Peter Chilvers (Brian EnoKarl Hyde) and no-man violinist Steve Bingham also contribute.
 
Black vinyl edition in gatefold 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.
 

 

Side One:
 
1. As Tears Go By (3.32) 
2. Hide (5.10)
3. Never Needing (4.10)
4. Broken Nights (6.15)
5. Foolish Waking (3.52)
 
Side Two:

1. Strange Gods (4.45)
2. Every Stranger’s Voice (4.15) 
3. Climb (3.53) 
4. The Good Man (5.02) 
5. It Could Be Home (5.09)
Produced by Plenty
Mixed by Jacob Holm-Lupo
Mastered by Steve Kitch at Audiomaster
Cover artwork and photography by Carl Glover at Aleph
 
Tim Bowness - Vocals / Backing Vocals
Brian Hulse - Keyboards / Synths / Guitars / Drum Programming / Backing Vocals (on It Could Be Home)
David K Jones - Bass / Bass Pedals
 
with
 
Michael Bearpark - Guitar (on Foolish Waking and Every Stranger’s Voice)
Steve Bingham - Violin (on Never Needing)
Peter Chilvers - Keyboards (on Never Needing, Foolish Waking and Every Stranger’s Voice)
Jacob Holm-Lupo - Backing Vocals (on As Tears Go By) / Additional Drum Programming (on Hide) / Additional Keyboards (on Strange Gods, Every Stranger’s Voice and The Good Man)