Simon Fowler's Merrymouth is the debut solo album by Simon Fowler (the singer/songwriter from Ocean Colour Scene) it contains six original Fowler compositions, one of those (Over My Head) being an OCS re-working. Released on 26 March 2012, it features Fowler (vocals and acoustic guitar), Dan Sealey (vocals and guitars), Mike McNamara (double and electric fretless basses, piano, organ, percussion and guitar), John McCusker (violins, cittern and low whistle) and Andy Cutting (melodeon).
All songs are written by Fowler, unless otherwise stated. The album contains a Bert Jansch song, 'Courting Blues', and the lyrics of a W. B. Yeats poem The Stolen Child, put to a melody written by Fowler and music by Merrymouth.
Produced by Dan Sealey and Mike McNamara. Recorded at Gospel Oak Studio, Warwickshire, England by Barry 'Baz' Bayliss. Engineered by Bayliss and Alfie Manders