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Thirteen Moons
album - released 12/02/2021







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"Thanks for stopping by today! I always intended to remaster my album 13 Moons when I first released it back in 2013. As we emerged from the recession after moving from Bristol to Frome I needed a new CD to sell at my gigs, so put it all together and got back on the road. Then, with constant gigging, 2 more quick albums, moving house a lot (long story), designing and building a Permaculture garden and btw ending up doing all right playing small venues around the UK but... knowing... all the while... I needed to go back and finish Thirteen Moons! That annus horribilis of the pandemic definitely gave me the push I needed.

So... now it's done :-)


"With most tracks being totally remixed with new parts plus guest performances added, and finally compiling into a new running order to reflect the album's theme of humanity's future on this fragile planet, the project grew way beyond a simple remastering job! I hope you enjoy the results."   -   James 11/02/2021

The complete album can be downloaded the excellent Bandcamp (who offer high quality music files of various formats) and, of course, all major Streaming platforms, including as a YouTube Playlist.

CD options below.


Thanks for listening, folks!


















Limited Edition Hardback Linen CD's


 
Limited Edition vinyl-effect CD - housed in Linen Hardback Digipaks, with magnetic closure, in a choice of cream or red fine linen, or 'sand weft' coarse linen, enclosing a 7-page lyric art booklet. Every order gets a souvenir Thirteen Moons Ale Beermat - while they last!

 
20 + 1.53 UK

(for overseas postage please visit Bandcamp)


"A cracking album with influences ranging from Roy Harper though to Jethro Tull and more. Definitely an album worth getting your ears round... it was right up my street, I thought it was fantastic!" - Folk Pilot

"... such musicianship brings us to Frome's own James Hollingsworth and his new album Thirteen Moons. Just released - it's got some great tracks, sometimes reminiscent of the Proggie Seventies, and the album has a sort of Genesis feel to me with great guitar work and vocals." - Music Eye, Frome FM


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Hand-scribed CD's in Standard Card Sleves




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Unique hand-drawn copy of 'Thirteen Moons'
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10.

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No frills CD with celtic knot ink-stamped sleeve (shown above) is also available for













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Collaborations on the album




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Thirteen Moons was written and recorded mostly by James, but importantly it also features the awesome talents of more collaborators than ever before on one of James' albums. Including the first single from the album, arranged and recorded with JEBO :

Far Away From Home:
Rob Allen (guitars)
Jeff France (drums)
Nicholas O'Neill (keys + backing harmony vocals)
Lawrie Jones (bass)

The song was mixed by James with help from John Burns (famous for his work with Genesis, John Martyn, Jethro Tull and others).  Honourable mention to Ali Chant at Toybox Studios - who laid the tracks to tape.



The track-list below shows personnel for each song, starting with Bristol-based songwriter and multi-media extraordinaire Jason Flinter, who with lyricist Jackie Spindley, created Breathing It In.

James' long-time collaborator Sean McBride appears on Sax and Flute accompanied by Sandro Granda with his intuitive percussion on Faster than Light and Cheryl Louise, who added superbly relaxed drums to Privately Minded.


1. Breathing it in (by Jason Flinter and Jackie Spindley)
2. Sea of Enrichment (with Jason Flinter)
3. Still Lights up the Rain (live at St Georges Hall)
4. Some Say (live loop)
5. Faster than Light (with Sean McBride (flute), Sandro Granda (percussion), 2007)
6. In your own Time (live loop)
7. Rumi (from Eight Your Nature)
8. Mothership   (with the WESST Stroud Class of 2012 Choir)
9. Privately Minded  (with Jason Flinter, feat. Cheryl Louise (drums), Sean McBride (Sax)
10. Saturn Ruin (live loop - featuring Steve Griffiths on additional Roland Juno 6)
11. Way Down South (Remastered - originally from Coming Home To Stay)
12. Clouds Begin their Reign (by Jason Flinter)
13. Far away from Home (performed by JEBO).




The album's title derives from there being thirteen lunar cycles in one year, following on from James' numerologically inspired album cycle, which began in 2007 with Seventh String. After 12/12/12, where do you go?


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The album opens with the bright pop-rock sound of 'Breathing it in'. James remixed the final version gently subverting the radio-friendly mood of the song with a long fade out as if the whole planet is fading out into its own dream.

Both 'Privately Minded' and 'Sea of Enrichment' were co-written by James and Jason.

"Privately Minded was originally twice the tempo of the version that appears here, but by a quirk of serendipity some audio-conversion-glitch created a slower version which had the right vibe for the kind of album I had in mind for Thirteen Moons".

'Clouds Begin their Reign' was written by Jason with James' voice in mind, an original tribute (the pun in the song's title included!) to the legendary Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Rush. James was delighted to be invited to sing, long having been a fan of the band.



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The 2007 version of James' often-requested Faster than Light was recorded with Sean McBride (flute), Sandro Granda (percussion) - this is the definitive mix of this infinite journey.


There are some Live Loop songs on the album, showcasing the Boomerang III Phrase Sampler, including Saturn Ruin with additional Roland Juno 6 by Keyboard Wizard Steve Griffiths.






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