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Folk, Rock
Misshapen Records
May 26, 2014

Format: Compact Disc



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River of sound in rising London band Mishaped Pearls' filmic new album.

A river runs through 'Thamesis' and no prizes for guessing it is Old Father Thames, which is also the song that opens this 10-track CD. Produced by hot property Gerry Diver (Lisa Knapp, Sam Lee, Christy Moore, Beautiful South). The album is variously big and filmic, haunting and delicate, timeless and highly original with love songs, life songs, shape shifting old English folk songs and a gender switching new take on a Ralph McTell classic.

Mishaped Pearls formed in 2009 as a collaboration between songwriter and multi instrumentalist Ged Flood and multi-lingual mezzo soprano Manuela (pictured on album cover), who loves ancient poetry and writes many of the evocative lyrics.

Ged has penned original songs for the album as well as revisiting old folk songs and plays acoustic and tenor guitars, tenor banjo, mandolin, saz baglama, charango and takes lead vocals on some numbers.

Gerry Diver plays instruments including violin, piano, bass, dulcimer, ukulele and slide guitar while band members Calie Hough (percussion), Andrew Sleightholme, Tom Finigan and Massimo Troiani also contribute. The current live band line-up is completed by newest member Laurel S. Pardue on fiddle who has toured with Sam Lee.

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Key Value
Catalogue number MISSHAP03
Barcode 5052442005230
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 56g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 120mm x 8mm x 140mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Old Father Thames -
2. Cornish Girl -
3. Jimmy -
4. Doves -
5. Thamesis -
6. Three Ravens -
7. Fledgling -
8. Six Dukes -
9. First And Last Woman -
10. La La La -