Art Life Chooks; The Soundtrack
WORDS & MUSIC © Geoffrey Datson and Annette Hughes 2008
PRODUCER Geoffrey Datson
Recorded at THE GREENROOM STUDIO
Only available with book purchase
LINER NOTES: (The longest liner notes in the history of music).
Promotional CD released to coincide with the launch of Annette Hughes's memoir. Art Life Chooks: Learning to leave the city and love the country . Published by Harper Collins (Fourth Estate) Imprint: Fourth Estate
1 JULY 2008 ISBN: 9780732286897
The songs on this CD either inspired or are the subject of the book. The book is available online as an e-book.
1. Blue Guitar is from Annette's first album; prophetic of the move from the city to the country.
2. Bucolica also from that album and prophetic, written a year or two before the move after a holiday to the farm. The lyric appears in the text.
3. What Thou Art, also from that album, a song about returning to the heartland of home. Lines of this song are quoted in the book.
4. Ketaminefield is from Geoffrey's Then, and Then: a memoir - a poem about his mother and memory. The poem is printed in full at the back of the book.
5. Edwardian Echoes is an early song written prior to the beginning of the Iraq war about not wishing to have to send our children into history.
6. Mincemeat is more recent, from the Great Leader album, where the epigraph in the book comes from: "Always work with animals and children, it's more beautiful that way".
7. Poor Time is one of the songs "For Her Birthday" which appears in chapter 4.
8. Nocturne is an instrumental piece composed about the same time we went looking for Number One (a missing cow) in the moonlight.
9. Starlight is by both of us, and is described in chapter 5 of the book.
10. All Your Days is described in the book, at the end of chapter 11, a song we both worked on about the physics of a kiss.