Red Tree

by Rachel Taylor-Beales

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RED TREE
Release Date 21/05/08 on Hushland
CD Launch gig at THE POINT, Cardiff Bay on the 14th May

About the album
Red Tree is the second of a colour themed trilogy of albums and was produced by Martyn Joseph.
The title track was in part inspired by ‘The Red Tree,’ story book written and illustrated the Australian author Shaun Tan. I had been on holiday in the beautiful countryside of West Wales, and remember photographing a whole series of brightly coloured red trees that were planted outside my window. I knew that the colour inspiration for the next album would be red- and so was on the look out for anything that would spark my imagination. Just after this time I came across Shaun’s book and was totally struck by the depth and imaginative illustrations that followed a young girl’s journey of hope through depression and confusion waiting for her dream of ‘The Red Tree’ to become a reality. This in turn became the starting point for my Red Tree song and from that the album. www.shauntan.net

This CD also includes 2 tracks, ‘What if I Said’ and ‘Kindly Leave’ that were composed in collaboration with poet and BBC radio 4’s Broadcaster, Stewart Henderson as well as one track ‘ Find Me’ written by Bill Taylor-Beales. As a singer I enjoy interpreting the words of others and felt that as my previous album Brilliant Blue was entirely written by me, there was definitely room to explore other voices alongside my own on this album.

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released May 14, 2008

All tracks written and composed by copyright Rachel Taylor-Beales except track 5 - copyright Bill Taylor-Beales and tracks 7 and 9 - copyright Stewart Henderson and Rachel Taylor-Beales.

Musicians:
Rachel Taylor-Beales: Acoustic Guitars/ Electric Guitars/Vocals/ Soprano Sax/ Banjo/ Piano/ Harmonica
Martyn Joseph: Electric Guitars/Tenor Guitar/Slide Guitar/Acoustic Guitar/Bass/Banjo/Harmonica/Backing Vocals/Piano/Percussion
Karen Chalk: Backing Vocals/ Flute
Charlotte Eksteene: Cello
Bill Taylor-Beales: Backing Vocals

Produced, Engineered, Mixed by Martyn Joseph at The Cabin
www.piperecords.co.uk

All artwork, layout and design- Bill Taylor-Beales
www.billtaylor-beales.com

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Singer songwriter Rachel Taylor-Beales blends folk, roots and jazz with a delicate yet soulful voice and keenly observed narratives. Described as “Musically exquisite and enthralling.” by BBC Radio 4

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