Until the Earth Begins to Part

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Until the Earth Begins to Part
Studio album by Broken Records
Released June 1, 2009
Recorded Monnow Valley Studio, Monmouth – January 2009
Genre Indie folk
Length 41:34
Label 4AD (CAD 2921)
Producer Ian Caple, Broken Records
Broken Records chronology
Until the Earth Begins to Part
(2009)
Out on the Water (EP)
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound 5/10 link
Pitchfork Media 4.9/10 link
Q 3/5 stars (Issue 276)
The Skinny 2/5 stars link
Spin 4/5 stars link
Stereokill 5/5 stars link

Until the Earth Begins to Part is the debut studio album by Scottish indie folk band Broken Records, released on June 1, 2009, by 4AD. Prior to the album's release, the band released three singles: "If the News Makes You Sad, Don't Watch It" in April 2008, "Slow Parade" in August 2008, and "Lies" in November 2008. The first proper single from the debut album was the title track, released on May 11, 2009.

An accompanying three-track EP CD, recorded live at Avalanche Records in Edinburgh, was given away for free to those who purchased the album at Avalanche Records stores.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nearly Home" – 5:31
  2. "If the News Makes You Sad, Don't Watch It" – 4:21
  3. "Until the Earth Begins to Part" – 3:31
  4. "A Promise" – 5:01
  5. "Thoughts on a Picture (In a Paper, January 2009)" – 4:07
  6. "If Eilert Loveborg Wrote a Song, It Would Sound Like This" – 3:47
  7. "Wolves" – 3:46
  8. "Ghosts" – 3:58
  9. "A Good Reason" – 4:08
  10. "Slow Parade" – 4:29
iTunes bonus track
  1. "Guilty Conscience/Restless Mind" – 3:47
Live at Avalanche Records EP
  1. "If the News Makes You Sad, Don't Watch It" (Live)
  2. "Until the Earth Begins to Part" (Live)
  3. "Slow Parade" (Live)

Singles[edit]

  • "Until the Earth Begins to Part" (7" vinyl and download, May 11, 2009)
    1. "Until the Earth Begins to Part" – 3:32
    2. "And They All Fell Into the Sea" – 3:31
  • "A Good Reason" (download, September 2009)
    1. "A Good Reason" – 4:08

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Until the Earth Begins to Part:[1]

Band[edit]

  • Jamie Sutherland – vocals
  • Rory Sutherland – violin, guitar, accordion
  • Ian Turnbull – guitar, piano, accordion
  • Arne Kolb – cello
  • Dave Smith – piano, trumpet
  • Andrew Keeny – drums
  • David Fothergill – bass

Additional musicians[edit]

  • E. Harvard – tenor horn ("Nearly Home", "If the News Makes You Sad, Don't Watch It", "A Good Reason" and "Slow Parade")
  • J. Pippen – trombone ("Nearly Home", "If the News Makes You Sad, Don't Watch It", "A Good Reason" and "Slow Parade")
  • C. Sefton – tuba ("Nearly Home", "If the News Makes You Sad, Don't Watch It", "A Good Reason" and "Slow Parade")
  • D. Guy – double bass ("Nearly Home" "Wolves" and "Slow Parade")
  • J. Bayley – viola ("Nearly Home" "Wolves" and "Slow Parade")

Recording personnel[edit]

  • Ian Caple – producer, mixing
  • Broken Records – producer
  • Tom Manning – assistant producer
  • Jean-Pierre Chalbos – mastering

Artwork[edit]

  • Sarah Foley – art direction, design, illustrations

References[edit]

  1. ^ Until the Earth Begins to Part liner notes

External links[edit]