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The Anchoress Confessions of a Romance Novelist

(180g Import Vinyl 2LP)

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Double Vinyl Edition includes 4 Bonus Acoustic Versions of Tracks with String Arrangements from Gillian Wood!

Revenge-pop? The prog Karen Carpenter? Barbra Streisand on acid? Bat For Lashes on an obscure book-binge? Whichever way you choose to describe Confessions Of A Romance Novelist - the debut release by The Anchoress (co-produced by Mansun's visionary frontman Paul Draper) - one thing's for certain, the album is something truly different. Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, PhD and producer Catherine Anne Davies (aka The Anchoress) sums up her album's overall concept as, "Deconstructing normative ideas of love and romance. With each song sung by a different character, it's what you might call a musical ghost writing of sorts."

Co-producer and collaborator Draper helped Davies capture a collection of songs on which she has played a variety of instruments, including piano, guitar, flute, omnichord, mellotron, wurlitzer, glockenspiel, and celeste (as well as multi-tracking up to 25 vocal harmonies on some songs).

The creation Confessions Of A Romance Novelist was not without its setbacks and was interrupted by a series of events that threatened to derail the project completely. Catherine says, "This album has been made on a wing and a prayer, lots of favours, one car crash, one death, one broken hand, and a lot of patience on so many parts. Stir in 3 jobs, 4 studios, 2 arrests, 3 pianos, 40 songs and 1 very patient engineer - and you get some way to understanding what a long road it has been."

Gatefold double 180g LP edition. Includes four bonus acoustic versions of tracks, featuring string arrangements from Gillian Wood and an accompanying MP3 download code.

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LP1
  1. Long Year
  2. What Goes Around
  3. Doesn`t Kill You
  4. You And Only You feat. Paul Draper
  5. One For Sorrow
  6. P.S. Fuck You
  7. Popular
  8. Bury Me
LP2
  1. Intermission (Notes To The Editor)
  2. Waiting To Breathe
  3. Chip On Your Shoulder
  4. Confessions Of A Romance Novelist
  5. You And Only You (Acoustic Version)
  6. Bury Me (Acoustic Version)
  7. Long Year (Acoustic Version)
  8. Popular (Acoustic Version)

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