Here are a list of albums that have been released between September 2018 and August 2019. Click on the links to read more about the album. If your album is not on the list fill in the form here. Any questions please contact us.
|Artist Name||Rachel Newton|
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Singer, Harpist and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Musician of the Year 2017 Rachel Newton's fourth solo album West was recorded in her late grandparents' old croft house in Achnahaird, Wester Ross.
Always striving to achieve something different with each release, Rachel decided that she would make a completely solo album this time around, simply featuring her voice and acoustic and electro harps with no guest musicians. As this felt a more personal and intimate project, she wanted to record in a space that held a special meaning to her. Her grandparents' house, where she spent all her school holidays from Edinburgh as a child and the characters who passed through it over the years have had a profound impact on Rachel as a person and a musician.
The album was arranged and recorded on a beautifully sunny week in July 2018 with trips to the beach and out to sea on Rachel's father's boat in between takes. Rachel's longtime collaborator and sound engineer Mattie Foulds travelled north to record it all, with Somhairle MacDonald joining them to take photographs and create the artwork. The spectacular views of the landscape from the house have influenced the music, with short improvisations named after the mountains threading their way through the album.
|Label Name||Shadowside Records|