Good news people!
My new album will be out soon on October 21st in Europe and North America and on November the 4th in the UK.
The album will be available on digital, cd and vinyl and via the Beating Drum shop where we’ll be releasing a bundle that will include a 7” vinyl in a limited edition of 250 with a poster printed in offset.
A few weeks ago I published a post about the artwork i was working on. At the time, I was playing around with some images made using cut up paper. Although I liked what had come up with, in the end, I decided to go back to photography, a medium that I haven’t used since my 2009 album, Two Grains Of Sand.
The artwork for the new album is based on a series of photos I took this year on a beautiful and remote island off the coast of Italy, between Naples and Rome, called Palmarola.
One day while on the island, I spotted Sami, my youngest son, lost in thought by the shore. The sun was low and golden and the light was perfect, creating a wonderful halo of light around him.
In the end we used one of these shots for the album cover, I hope you like it!!
And here’s the tracklist & credits for I Dreamed An Island:
1. To be sky
3. Bring down the wall
4. Cloak of blue
5. The many were more
Produced by Piers Faccini
All songs by Piers Faccini except*
*To be Sky: music by Bijan Chemirani and Piers Faccini
Bring Down the Wall: lyrics in Salentino by Mauro Durante
The Many Were More: lyrics by Francesca Beard and Piers Faccini, music by Piers Faccini and Simone Prattico, poem My Sicily by Ibn-Hamdis
Judith: lyrics by Francesca Beard and Piers Faccini
Anima: lyrics in Palermitano by Fabrizio Cammarata
Arrangements for drums and percussion by Simone Prattico
Recorded by Piers Faccini at Fire Head Studios, Les Cevennes, France
Drums recorded at NGR, Roma by Francesco de Nigris
Zampogna recorded at Daniele and Mauro Durante’s studio in Lecce, Italy Baroque guitar and Theorbo recorded by Luca Tarantino in his home studio, Lecce, Italy
Mixed by Francesco de Nigris at NGR, Roma
Mastering by François Fanelli at Sonics Mastering, Marseille