released December 7, 2015
All songs written and arranged by John Elliott
Produced by Michael Griggs and John Elliott
Engineered by Michael Griggs
Mixed by Graeme Stewart
Recorded at Shelter Studio and Islington Arts Factory in London, with additional recording at The Grey House in Highgate Cemetery, Michael’s House in East London, and Downs Cottage on St Agnes, Isles of Scilly.
Mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studios
John Elliott – vocals, piano, guitars, bass, drums and percussion, toolbox, furniture, keyboards, programming, saz
Strings performed by the Southfields Quartet:
Violins – Molly Cockburn & Elaine Ambridge
Viola – Alison D’Souza
Cello – George Hoult
Whistle and bagpipes on ‘Second Circle’ arranged and performed by Piers Lewin
Fiddle on ‘Second Circle’ arranged and performed by Giles Lewin
Alice Phelps plays violin on ‘Take What You Want’
Brass on ‘Can We Hear It?’ performed by Austin Cooper
Additional vocals on ‘Can We Hear It?’ by the children of Ben Jonson Primary School, London
Bethany Sharpe speaks on ‘In this House’
Artwork by Amy Keelan
Photographs by Jessica Thomas
It would not have been possible to make this album if it weren’t for the kindness, support and immense talents of the following people:
Michael Griggs, Bethany Sharpe, Graeme Stewart, Tim Heymerdinger, Alison D’Souza, Molly Cockburn, Elaine Ambridge, George Hoult, Ian Hudson, Amy and Joe Keelan, Piers Lewin, James Sills, Vivienne and David Elliott, Thomas Elliott and Elena Cortes, Andie Frogley.
Thank you all so much.
Special thanks to Mary and Simon Lowth for their immeasurable support, piano loans and very strong coffee at the push of a button. ‘Full Circle’ is for them.