"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
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
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!
"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
"... 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
Hand-scribed CD's in Standard Card
copy of 'Thirteen
Moons' in plain
card sleeve direct
from James securely
online with Paypal for
No frills CD with
celtic knot ink-stamped
sleeve (shown above) is
also available for £5
on the album
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
Far Away From Home: Rob Allen (guitars)
Jeff France (drums)
Nicholas O'Neill (keys + backing
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
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
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.
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?
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
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.
version of James'
often-requested Faster than
Light was recorded with Sean
McBride (flute), Sandro
Granda (percussion) - this
is the definitive mix of this
There are some Live Loop songs
on the album, showcasing the Boomerang
III Phrase Sampler,
including Saturn Ruin
with additional Roland Juno 6 by
Wizard Steve Griffiths.