Hedonism (album)

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Hedonism
Studio album by Bellowhead
Released 4 October 2010
Recorded 2010 at Abbey Road Studios, London
Genre Folk
Length 48:46
Label Navigator Records
Bellowhead chronology
Matachin
(2008)
Hedonism
(2010)
Broadside
(2012)

Hedonism is the third album by Bellowhead, released on 4 October 2010.[1] It was recorded in Abbey Road Studios and was produced by John Leckie.[2] The band also developed a new ale named after the album. Some of the band members took part in the brewing process.[3]

The album sold 60,000 copies, becoming the best-selling independent folk LP of all time.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "New York Girls"   Trad arr. Boden & Spiers 4:32
2. "A-Begging I Will Go"   Trad arr. Boden 4:29
3. "Cross-Eyed and Chinless"   Trad arr. Flood 3:51
4. "Broomfield Hill"   Trad arr. Boden 5:29
5. "The Hand Weaver and the Factory Maid"   Trad arr. Flood 4:42
6. "Captain Wedderburn"   Trad arr. Boden 6:01
7. "Amsterdam" (Jacques Brel cover) Jacques Brel / Translation by Mort Shuman / arr. Kelly 4:12
8. "Cold Blows the Wind"   Trad arr. Flood 4:19
9. "Parson's Farewell"   Sam Sweeney / Trad arr. Sweeney & Kelly 4:10
10. "Little Sally Racket"   Trad arr. Boden 3:13
11. "Yarmouth Town"   Trad arr. Boden 3:50
Total length:
48:46

Bonus track (iTunes exclusive)

No. Title Length
12. "Two Magicians"   3:44

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Chris (21 September 2010). "Bellowhead Hedonism Review". BBC. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Lewis, John (4 October 2010). "Bellowhead's Sam on recording at Abbey Road". BBC. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Smith, Casper Llewellyn (2010-09-26). "Bellowhead: 'We're a party band with serious intellectual pretensions'". The Observer. The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  4. ^ "BBC - Music - Review of Bellowhead - Broadside". BBC. Retrieved 2012-10-30.