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Backlog 2

October 4th 2011

The new double duo CD is available to order now online priced at just £10.

In Summer 2011 the ‘Longdogs’ were asked to select twenty songs they would most like to hear performed and re-recorded.
A temporary recording studio was set up in deepest Suffolk at the house of our good friends Richard & Lin Patterson, and Steve and Phil took on the task of capturing eighteen of the songs in just two days with the help of engineer and producer Mark Tucker. A ‘house concert’ on the second night was recorded and there are three live songs from this session on the second CD.

The songs are recorded simply with no extras, effects or overdubs:
CD One
Cold Frontier / The Bristol Slaver / High Germany / Captains / The Oak / Armadas / Cold Heart of England / The Preacher / The Warlike Lads of Russia

CD Two
Crazy Boy / Cut-throats, Crooks and Con-men (Live) / Don’t It Feel Good / Man Of War (Live) / Roaring Water Bay / Sit You Down / Unlock Me (Live) / The Man in Green / You’re Mine

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The Long Way Home

The landmark new release sees the band returning to their musical folk roots.

‘Immaculately packaged, beautifully produced, finely recorded' and ‘a thoughtful album of warm shades and lower temperature that sounds surprisingly…well…folkie’ - Colin Irwin, fRoots

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