Price: £10.99
Format: cd
Artist: Plenty
Availability: 27-04-2018
CatNo: KAR141CD
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 Eno, Karl Hyde) and no-man violinist Steve Bingham also contribute.
 
CD in six panel digipak 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.

 

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)
6. Strange Gods (4.45)
7. Every Stranger’s Voice (4.15) 
8. Climb (3.53) 
9. The Good Man (5.02) 
10. 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)