|Studio album by Eddi Reader|
|Released||8 October 2001|
|Recorded||By Roy Dodds and Dave Dix at Driftwood Studios, London|
|Eddi Reader chronology|
Driftwood is the sixth studio album by Eddi Reader released in the UK on 8 October 2001.
Driftwood is also the name of the recording studios, owned by Roy Dodds, where the tracks were all recorded during the same sessions for the previous album Simple Soul.
The album has a somewhat unique status as being almost an album of outtakes although critics and fans regarded it as a bona fide and worthy follow-up album in its own right.
The album was released independently by Reader herself and initially sold at the Simple Soul autumn 2001 tour dates. It can now be purchased via Eddi's official website.
A couple of the tracks are available on other albums as different versions. "Curragh of Kildare" would later resurface as "The winter it is past" on the Sings the Songs of Robert Burns album whilst "Old Soul" was a reworking of "I felt a soul move through me" from Simple Soul.
"Good girl" was written for and used in the BBC drama "Real Women".
- "Old Soul" (Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine, Roy Dodds, Graham Henderson) - 5:55
- "Sarasota" (Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine) - 3:22
- "Meantime" (Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine, Calum MacColl, Roy Dodds) - 4:23
- "Curragh of Kildare" (trad. arr. Eddi Reader) - 3:43
- "Good Girl" (Eddi Reader) - 4:11
- "Wasting Time" (Ron Sexsmith) - 4:36
- "Paper Wings" (Gillian Welch, David Rawlings) - 3:21
- "Holiday" (Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine) - 2:50
- "Small Soul Sailing" (Eddi Reader) - 5:43
- "New Pretender" (Boo Hewerdine) - 2:59
- "Forgive the Boy" (Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine) - 4:11
- "Everything" (Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine, Calum MacColl, Roy Dodds) - 3:37
- Eddi Reader – vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
- Boo Hewerdine – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
- Teddy Borowiecki – keyboards, accordion, Indian harmonium
- Tim Harries – bass guitar
- Roy Dodds – drums, percussion
- Adam Kirk – dobro, acoustic and electric guitars
- Dawson Salah Miller – frame drum, udu
- Johnny Scott – pedal steel, acoustic guitar
- Clive Gregson – acoustic guitar
- Calum MacColl – guitar