Simon Fowler's Merrymouth

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Simon Fowler's Merrymouth
Studio album by Merrymouth
Released 26 March 2012
Studio Gospel Oak Studio, Warwickshire, UK
Genre Folk rock
Label PledgeMusic
Producer Dan Sealey & Mike McNamara
Merrymouth chronology
Simon Fowler's Merrymouth
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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).[1]

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

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Mr Scott Music 5/5 [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Holy Day
  2. The Trees They Grow So High (folk song) (trad)
  3. Sweetest Words
  4. Last Train But One (Sealey)
  5. Courting Blues (Bert Jansch)
  6. Midst Of Summertime (Sealey)
  7. Prometheus
  8. The Stolen Child (Poem by W. B. Yeats. Melody by Fowler. Music by Merrymouth)
  9. The Shadow Knows
  10. Mr Marshall (Sealey)
  11. Over My Head
  12. The First Rites Of Spring