STREAM; The Fruitful Earth – The Fruitful Earth EP
We’ve got another first listen this time a new EP from South London-based band The Fruitful Earth , which you can listen to now in full below. Following on from their second longplayer ‘Rising Sun’, the self titled EP features new tracks ‘Firebird’ and ‘Honey Bee’. The tracks were recorded in Albury Court Studios, Deptford, and produced by front-woman Sarah Blair in collaboration with Andrew J Jones, whose production CV includes fellow local heroes Squeeze. Tapping into a warm classic rock sound of the 60/70s the likes of Carol King, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, Randy Newman and ‘Tumbleweed Connection’-era Elton John are brought to mind by these honest piano and vocal compositions.
‘Goldmiths graduate Sarah Blair originally specialised in classical composition and through her passion for other music (especially Bowie and The Stones) formed The Fruitful Earth.
Following a revolving personnel over the last two albums, the line-up is now cemented; joining Sarah to take the album on the road will be the killer live combo of David Gordon on bass (who has played with Julian Lennon & Canned Heat), plus Daniel Mayers on drums.
The EP features former Koot and Lea Shores slide guitarist Jamie Spencer Smith (who has worked with Morcheeba and Sonny J), Ben Ellis on bass, Gabor Dornyei on drums and Andrew J Jones on percussion (also known for his work with The Shortwave Set).
‘Sometimes You Just Don’t Know’ and ‘Live It How You Got To’ (taken from their debut) were engineered and mixed by Vasken Arslanian at Iguana Studio. The songs feature Gabor Dornyei on drums, Johnny Copland on bass, Andrea Terrano on guitar and Sarah Blair on piano and vocals.’
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