To Both Sides, Dear

by The World Is Not Flat

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    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Same album, comes with a one-of-a-kind hand-stamped and collaged CD sleeve created by Chris from vintage National Geographic magazines and other media.
    This purchase also includes immediate download of the entire album so that you can listen while you wait for the physical copy!

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about

We recorded this on two continents---the first half in a frosty, beautiful manor house in Somerset, England in January 2009 and the second half in both Chris's cluttered bedroom and in a neighborhood church with a high, wooden roof in Chris's home town of Clifton, NJ in the autumn of 2009.

It features some of our best friends in the world doing everything from playing harp to making boat noises to singing in our folk choir.

We are very happy with it.

credits

released July 6, 2010

credits
released 19 November 2009
all songs written and performed by the world is not flat
tracks 1-5 produced, engineered, and mixed by rhys downing
tracks 6-11 produced, engineered, and mixed by peter hochstedler
additional engineering (in part 2) by chris roush

part i recorded in quantock lodge, somerset, england january 2009
part ii recorded in grace church and chris's parent's house clifton, nj, usa october 2009

cranes, passing trains, polish church, parthenon and jericho written by roxy
the twenty-one balloons, the top of the mountain, quantock lodge, glastonbury, and the second forest written by chris

roxanne brennan: vocals, guitar, pipe organ (10)
christopher faroe: vocals, guitar
peter hochstedler: pipe organ (10), jazz organ (4), vocals (6,7,9), drums (10), bass (10)
rhys downing: percussion (1,4), electric guitar (2)
johanna faroe: harp (8,10), vocals (7,9)
ric wade: trumpet (2)
greta eacott: drums (2), percussion (2)
ioan morris: bass (2)
additional vocals by lucie kinchin (3), angela willson (7,9), and chris roush (7)


we are grateful to:
all the loved ones along our way,
rhys, peter, toby, lucie, lucie's granny, lucie's family, angela, johanna, gretta, ioan, ric, chris roush, kelsey garrity-riley, steve brett, mark taylor, elaine, grace church in clifton nj, howard williams, edward pope, telling the bees, all of catweazle, our parents, our brothers, all our coconspirators, our fellow explorers, our friends.

we know too many incredible people.

special thanks to peter hochstedler and rhys downing, the tireless, the sleepless.

artwork by kelsey garrity-riley (kgriley.com)

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Track Name: Cranes
I can see the cranes on the skyline towering above the buildings red and blue/
I first saw the cranes in berlin, saw one last week, it reminded me of you/
what can I do, they remind me of you

ooooooooohohooooohoohohohohooooo
ooooooooohohooooohoohohohohooooo
oooohooooohoo

on the motorway feel the concrete rush beneath our feet what can we see/
there's an M&S twenty miles under bridges do they remind you of me/
what can we see, does it remind you of me
I can see pylons out the window by the railway marching through the field/
and I turn to you and I say aren't they pretty, oh and you are thrilled/
pylons in the field, oh and you are thrilled

ooooooooohohooooohoohohohohooooo
ooooooooohohooooohoohohohohooooo
oooohooooohoo

we're going over the river
past the museum
into the station
and on the train

we're going over the river
past the museum
into the station
and on the train

we're going over the river
past the museum
into the station
and on the train

we're going over the river
past the museum
into the station
and on the train

ooooooooohohooooohoohohohohooooo
ooooooooohohooooohoohohohohooooo
oooohooooohoo

I can see the cranes on the skyline towering above the buildings red and blue/
I first saw the cranes in berlin, saw one last week, it reminded me of you
Track Name: Passing Trains
in the light of the morning
blackbirds black against the blue
through the train's double glazing
how the light seems to improve
bent brown trees leaning over
muddy water earthy hills
we are going in the morning
we are moving through the still

cool night air feels like water
and the platform is aglow
we are walking from the station
we are walking to the show

and we have waited all afternoon
to hear your songs and to sing to you
we will hear them for days to come
we will whistle we will write and we will hum hmm

in the dark there's no watching
all the fields hide from view
in the windows are the faces
I watch me and you watch you
we'll walk home to the city
through the streetlights and the rain
in the morning we will wake up
to the sounds of passing trains

and we have waited for years and years
to hear songs just like these in our ears
and we will hear them for days to come
we will whistle we will write and we will hum hmm

we have waited all afternoon
to hear your songs and to sing to you
we will hear them for days to come
we whistle we will write and we will hum
we whistle we will write and we will hum
we whistle we will write and we will hum