Natural Elements (Acoustic Alchemy album)

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Natural Elements
Studio album by
StudioHansa Haus Studios, Bonn, Germany
GenreSmooth Jazz
LabelMCA 42125
GRP 9834 (1996 re-release)
ProducerJohn Parsons
Acoustic Alchemy chronology
Red Dust and Spanish Lace
Natural Elements
Blue Chip
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars [1]

Natural Elements was the second major label release by Acoustic Alchemy from 1988. The shortest of all of the band's albums, only comprising eight tracks, Natural Elements set out to show what the title suggests: the organic side to Acoustic Alchemy's music.

Points to note from this album include the title track, Natural Elements, which became the theme tune to long-running BBC gardening show, Gardener's World, and the re-recording of an early track, "Casino", now re-arranged to include piano and full percussion parts. The track "Ballad For Kay" is dedicated to Nick Webb's wife, Kay.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Writers Duration
1 "Drake's Drum" Webb/Carmichael 4:49
2 "Overnight Sleeper" Webb/Carmichael 3:39
3 "Natural Elements" Webb/Carmichael 3:55
4 "Casino" Webb/James 3:51
5 "If Only" Webb/Carmichael 5:17
6 "Ballad For Kay" Webb 2:59
7 "Evil The Weasel" Parsons 5:37
8 "Late Night Duke Street" Webb/Carmichael 4:46