After All These Years

by The Wynntown Marshals

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Three studio albums into the Wynntown Marshals’ career, the band mark a decade together with the release of a new album entitled “After All These Years”.

    Primarily a retrospective look back at some of the recorded highlights of the past ten years, the 16-track collection also includes 3 new, previously unreleased, tracks which set the scene for the next chapter in the band’s history.

    There’s something for everyone on this collection. Early story songs such as the epic “11:15” (which tells the tale of the greatest flood in modern UK history which took place in rural Aberdeenshire) lock horns with the criminally-overlooked 2009 B-side “The Burning Blue”.

    The reworking of early EP track “Different Drug” (recorded by the current line-up, featuring a sublime extended outro), the country-shuffle of “Snowflake” (possibly the only Americana song about an albino gorilla in existence) and the sprawling, stellar live favourite “Tide” are all wonderful examples of the unique sound that the Marshals have created and honed over the last 10 years.

    The lyrics are never throwaway, the subject matter often obscure. World-weary yet uplifting melodies are channelled by strident guitars and gorgeous vocal harmonies, offset by beautiful keyboard parts and driven by a rock-solid rhythm section.

    Once referred to as ‘The Masters of Midtempo’, the band can also deftly turn their hand to heart-warming, uplifting power pop.

    “After All These Years” is by turns a celebratory, cerebral, nostalgic and just downright joyous collection. It acts as a retrospective, a potted history, a memoir of a decade of making music and as the perfect nod to what the future holds in store for this most resolute and hard-working of bands.

    Includes digital pre-order of After All These Years. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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      £8.99 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of After All These Years. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    releases September 1, 2017

      £6.99 GBP  or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

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1.
Low Country Comedown
2.
Your Time
3.
Red Clay Hill
4.
The Burning Blue
5.
Being Lazy
6.
Canada
7.
Ballad Of Jayne
8.
Tide
9.
Odessa
10.
11:15
11.
The End Of The Golden Age
12.
Curtain Call
13.
Thunder In The Valley
14.
Moby Doll
15.
Snowflake
16.
Different Drug (2017)
17.

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Three studio albums into the Wynntown Marshals’ career, the band mark a decade together with the release of a new album entitled “After All These Years”. Primarily a retrospective look back at some of the recorded highlights of the past ten years, this specially-priced 16-track collection also includes 3 new, previously unreleased tracks which set the scene for the next chapter in the band’s history.

There’s something for everyone on this collection. Early story songs such as the epic “11:15” (which tells the tale of the greatest flood in modern UK history which took place in rural Aberdeenshire) lock horns with the criminally-overlooked 2009 B-side “The Burning Blue”. The reworking of early EP track “Different Drug” (recorded by the current line-up, featuring a sublime extended outro), the country-shuffle of “Snowflake” (possibly the only Americana song about an albino gorilla in existence) and the sprawling, stellar live favourite “Tide” are all wonderful examples of the unique sound that the Marshals have created and honed over the last 10 years.

The lyrics are never throwaway, the subject matter often obscure. World-weary yet uplifting melodies are channelled by strident guitars and gorgeous vocal harmonies, offset by beautiful keyboard parts and driven by a rock-solid rhythm section. Once referred to as ‘the masters of mid-tempo’, the band can also deftly turn their hand to heart-warming, uplifting power pop.

“After All These Years” is by turns a celebratory, cerebral, nostalgic and just downright joyous collection. It acts as a retrospective, a potted history, a memoir of a decade of making music and as the perfect nod to what the future holds in store for this most resolute and hard-working of bands.

credits

releases September 1, 2017

Keith Benzie: lead vocals on all tracks / acoustic guitar on 1-6, 8, 10-16 / electric guitar on 3, 7 9, 14 / backing vocals on 1-3, 6, 8, 11, 13, 16

Iain Sloan: 6/12-string electric guitar on 1-9, 11, 13, 14 16 / pedal steel on 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15 / acoustic guitar on 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12 / backing vocals on 1-3, 5-8, 11-16

Murdoch MacLeod: bass guitar on 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 14 / additional electric guitar on 8 / backing vocals on 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11

Kenny McCabe: drums on 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 14 / piano on 12 / backing vocals on 1, 3, 6, 8, 11

Richie Noble: keyboards on 3, 5, 9, 11, 14, 16 / glockenspiel on 5

Keith Jones: drums and percussion on on 4, 7, 10, 13, 15 / backing vocals on 4, 7, 10, 13, 15

Simon Ritson: bass guitar on 4, 7, 10, 13, 15 / mandolin on 10

Iain Barbour: electric guitar on on 7, 10, 13, 15

Owen Nicholson: additional electric guitar on 1

David McKee: bass guitar on 16

Simon Walker: drums on 16

with

Andrew Taylor: drums on 2, 9 / keyboards on 1, 6, 8 / mandolin on 6 / percussion on 1-3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16

Ali Petrie: keyboards on 13, 15

Leigh Hammond: harmony vocal on 4, 10

Bruce Michie: tenor saxophone on 5 / flugel horn, trombone, and trumpet on 14

Christine Munday: violin on 12

Julia Brown: cello on 12

Hannah Elton-Wall: harmony vocal on 3


All tracks recorded, engineered, mixed, and produced by Andrew Taylor except 4, 7, 10, 13, 15 recorded, engineered, mixed, and produced by Graham Deas

Hannah’s vocal on track 3 recorded by Alex Elton-Wall at Palomino Studios

All tracks digitally remastered by Alastair Taylor

Compilation coordinated and produced by Iain Sloan

Front cover illustration by Olga Angelloz

Sleeve design and layout by Iain Sloan

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The Wynntown Marshals Edinburgh, UK

Formed in Edinburgh in 2007, The Marshals tip their hat to The Jayhawks, Wilco, Drive-By Truckers, Tom Petty, Ryan Adams & Neil Young.

Their sound can loosely be described as ‘country rock' with powerpop hooks, but they love layered guitars, catchy choruses and have an unabashed belief in the power of rock music as a storytelling medium.

The new album "The Long Haul" is out now!
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Track Name: Two's Company - Live In Norderstedt
Two's Company

Well you stopped to pick up the change you dropped by the telephone
But you won’t bend over backwards to walk the forest all alone
I could offer some assistance, maps or some memories
Three’s a crowd for some folks but two is company

Now I don’t want to make you feel like you should be scared in the woods
There’s a rumour going around, says you’re damaged goods
I like your imperfections they’re OK with me
Three’s a crowd for some folks but two is company

Dancing’s just one way of letting go
You don’t need to know the steps we can take it slow
Dancing’s just one way of letting go
You don’t need to know the steps we can take it slow

I like your imperfections they’re OK with me
Three’s a crowd for some folks but two is company