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"Sam and I talked about making this LP eight years ago after meeting each other on a plane over New Zealand. (Though I had thought about making this LP back in the early 90's!)

In the meantime, amongst other LPs, DK and the 8's made an LP (Falling Debris, Arch Hill Records, 2008) using Sam's verse.

When Sam, DK & the 8's toured NZ promoting Falling Debris back in 2008 we worked up some music for Sam's poems to be performed live. Musical versions of The 7th, Wavesong and Gunners Lament ( James K Baxter) were written for the tour. The music for Gunners Lament is a re working of an old Heavy 8s track called Sept 98 (A Feather In The Engine, Merge Records, 2001).

It took us so long to make this LP because we were always busy and we were determined to record Sam live with the musicians. We didn't want it to be one of those recordings pasted together long distance with Sam overdubbing poems onto pre-recorded tracks etc. Or Sam sending us recordings of poems that we could record with. We needed to be in the same room. It took a while before a gap was found.

So March 2014 Sam came to Dunedin for seven days where we wrote and recorded for about 4 days in an old hotel in Port Chalmers called Chicks. Apart from the three poems mentioned earlier all the rest were worked up over these four days.

Track Listing:

1. Rainbows, and a Promise Of Snow
2. Maintrunk Country Road Song
3. The Seventh
4. A New Plateau Song
5. Wave Song
6. Jerusalem Blues
7. War History
8. You House the Moon
9. The Gunners Lament
10. The Second Coming
11. To Be a House
12. When Morning Comes
13. Sara

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  • Store location: Upper Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

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