Love Is the Way

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Love Is the Way
Studio album by Eddi Reader
Released United Kingdom 13 April 2009
Recorded By Mark Freegard at 3kyoti Studio, Glasgow
Genre Pop, Folk
Length 56:00
Label Rough Trade
Producer Eddi Reader
Eddi Reader chronology
The Songs of Robert Burns Deluxe Edition
Love is the Way
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Times 4/5 stars link
The Skinny 4/5 stars link
Music OMH 3.5/5 stars link
Daily Express 3/5 stars link
Q (magazine) 3/5 stars April 2009
BBC Music (favourable) link

Love Is the Way is the ninth studio album by Eddi Reader. It was released in the UK on 13 April 2009.

In a special arrangement with record label Rough Trade she sold an exclusive, pre-released and minimally-packaged version of the disc on her autumn 2008 UK tour.

Produced by Eddi herself and recorded in a matter of days with her band in Glasgow, the record includes songs written with her longtime writing partner Boo Hewerdine, her life partner John Douglas (The Trashcan Sinatras), songs from Irish songwriters Declan O'Rourke and Jack Maher, Edinburgh-based Sandy Wright, an Eddi/Fleetwood Mac mashup and a rare Brian Wilson composition.

The album was promoted by a 25-date UK tour starting in April 2009.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Composers Time
1. "Dragonflies" Boo Hewerdine 5:16
2. "Silent Bells" Boo Hewerdine 3:32
3. "New York City" John Douglas 5:11
4. "Dandelion" Boo Hewerdine 3:02
5. "Love Is the Way" Declan O’Rourke 4:46
6. "Sweet Mountain of Love" Brian Wilson, Dave Sandler 4:55
7. "Never Going Back Again (Queen of Scots)" Lindsey Buckingham, Eddi Reader 3:14
8. "Over it Now" Boo Hewerdine, Eddi Reader 3:55
9. "Fallen Twice" Jack Maher 4:09
10. "It's Magic" Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn 3:37
11. "Roses" Eddi Reader, John Douglas 4:14
12. "My Shining Star" Sandy Wright 4:02
13. "I Won't Stand in Your Way" John Douglas 6:28


  • Eddi Reader: vocals
  • Boo Hewerdine: guitar, mellotron
  • Alan Kelly: accordion
  • Roy Dodds: drums
  • John Douglas: ukulele, acoustic guitar
  • Kevin McGuire: bass
  • Jack Maher: guitar
  • Teddy Borowiecki: piano, moog, hammond, bass accordion
  • Stephen Douglas: drums, background vocals
  • Roddy Hart: piano
  • John McCusker: cittern, whistles
  • Heidi Talbot: harmony singing
  • Sam Bessa Reader: guitar
  • Charlie Bessa Reader: guitar
  • Meg Reader-Thompson: chatter