Diamonds On The Water

Oysterband

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Genre
Folk, Rock
Label
Navigator Records
Released
February 17, 2014

Format: Compact Disc

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"Ragged Kingdom", Oysterband's reunion collaboration, with the English folk legend June Tabor, was fROOTS Critics' Poll Album of the Year, Mojo Folk Album of the Year, won three BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and saw the group featured on Later? With Jools (BBC2 TV).

After two years touring that project, Oysterband is now very happy to announce a new Oysterband studio album, "Diamonds On The Water", to be released on 17 February 2014 - their first new collection of original songs in seven years.

"It was time", says fiddler Ian Telfer, "to get back to some of the other things we do best - make new music and get out there on the road." And in fact they will be touring full-on in UK through November 2013 and February/March 2014.

These are the first Oysterband recordings since the departure of Ray "Chopper" Cooper to pursue a solo career. Al Scott, the band's long-time producer, has stepped in on bass and mandolin.

What has emerged with these new recordings is a feeling of warmth, both musical and personal, that makes the songs come alive.

Press Quotes

"Their first album of original songs in seven years...it's dominated by fine harmony vocals and excellent fiddle work, and finds them in a cheerfully mellow mood".

The Guardian (Robin Denselow)

"From start to finish, 'Diamonds On The Water' is quite, quite brilliant"

Folkradio.co.uk

"A pleasant and classy set"

The Guardian (3*)

"Brilliant"

The Mail On Sunday (4*)

"The opening tracks are easy on the ear, with robust violin melodies"

Financial Times Life & Arts (3*)

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Key Value
Catalogue number NAVIGATOR087
Barcode 0805520620871
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 62g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. A Clown's Heart 03:54
2. A River Runs 04:36
3. Spirit Of Dust 04:43
4. Lay Your Dreams Down Gently 03:37
5. Diamonds On The Water 03:04
6. The Wilderness 03:36
7. Palace Of Memory 03:44
8. Once I Had A Sweetheart 04:30
9. No Ordinary Girl 03:24
10. Call You Friend 02:57
11. Steal Away 04:41
12. Like A Swimmer In The Ocean 02:23