Bruce Soord performs Warm Seas, taken from 'All the Wars', at the West Coker Ropewalk.
The Victorian building is believed to be the most complete surviving example of a rural rope works in the country and a rare survivor of the buildings where sailcloth for Nelson's Navy were made. It provides very clear evidence of both the manufacturing processes and the type of structures which characterised a significant regional industry in the late C19. An initial development plan is on place which includes the restoration of the building itself to allow active exhibitions of the machinery. Ross Aitken of the Coker Rope and Sail Trust said: "The partnership wants to bring the Dawes Twine Works back to life as a destination centre for the history of rope and sail.
For more info on the West Coker Ropewalk, go to: britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-263870-the-former-ropewalk-75-metres-north-west
Camera Operators; Neil Randall, Scott Robinson, Steve Kitch
Reviews for 'All theWars':
"elegant sophisticated work"
CLASSIC ROCK PROG
"prog stalwarts deliver the goods"
"ambitious indie rock with tunes to spare"
"...the sound of a band reaching the height of their powers"
"an album of Muse-like, slow burning guitar anthems"
"The Pineapple Thief take the baton of Pink Floyd and run with it, with the same dream-like atmosphere on the cusp of a nightmare. There's definitely the ghost of Syd guiding things along"
"the album that Soord and compatriots have been working towards for all those years"
The album is the latest step for the band who over the last few years have truly emerged onto a higher stage... bigger and better tours, triumphant festival slots, recording at Peter Gabriel's Real World studios, artwork designed by Storm Thorgerson and new management all give the sense of act who are destined for greater things.
Much of this is down to the band's 2010 album, Someone Here Is Missing, and the reaction it received. While this release, along with 2008's Tightly Unwound, was many people's introduction to the band they have actually spent the past ten years quietly building up a dedicated fan base across the globe, selling over 50,000 records and nurturing their 'bittersweet' progressive sound.
All The Wars marks another leap in the band's progression, as frontman Bruce Soord continues to mature as a songwriter and the band's ever growing confidence and status allows them to move in bold musical directions, including the use of a 22-piece string section and a choir. Soord explains, 'no expense has been spared regarding the production of this record but at its heart it's still a rock record. It's very heavy in parts and very delicate and beautiful in others.'
Following Storm Thorgerson's cover for Someone Here Is Missing, the artwork for this album features images created by the award winning photographer Mark Mawson as part of his Aqueous series. Shots from the Aqueous project were recently projected onto Buckingham Palace as the background to Paul McCartney's performance of Magical Mystery Tour during the diamond jubilee celebrations.
The Limited 2CD digibook edition with bonus disc featuring exclusive acoustic versions of tracks from the album plus a 2012 version of 'Light Up Your Eyes'.
Last Man Standing (*stream or download on the mini-site)
All the Wars
Build a World
Give It Back
Someone Pull me Out
One More Step Away
SECOND DISC ('More Wars' acoustics)
Last Man Standing
One More Step Away
All the Wars
Every Last Moment
Someone Pull Me Out
Light Up Your Eyes
BUY The Pineapple Thief's albums from the Kscope store: burningshed.com/store/KSCOPE/collection/284/
For more info on 'All the Wars' go to the mini-site at: kscopemusic.com/thepineapplethief
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