Out Of The Woods (2018)
CDR UK: Aug 2018 | Annalogic | ANNA020 (Promo)
- Britannia 3:37
- Catch 3:52
- Change 4:27
- Heaven 4:15
- Cover Me 4:28
- Who Will Love Me Now 4:19
- All Fall Down 3:09
Written by Holm / Carnell, except Catch written by Holm / Carnell / Mortimer); Heaven written by Myron Davis / Josh Honigstock; I’m In Love With A German Star written by Barbara Gogan / Clive Timperley / David Agar / Richard Williams; and Who Will Love Me Now written by Nick Bicât / Philip Ridley.
Produced and mixed by Julian Mendelsohn (all tracks except I’m In Love With A German Film Star and All Fall Down) and Sunscreem (all tracks). Programmed by Lucia Holm (all tracks), Paul Carnell (Britannia, Change, German Film Star), Rob Fricker (Change), Steve Mortimer (Catch), Wayne Simms (Change).
Vocals – Lucia Holm (all tracks), Paul Carnell (All Fall Down and Wonder). Vocal Treatment – Paul Carnell (Catch, Cover Me, German Film Star).
Bass – Rob Fricker (Smile), Steve Mortimer (German Film Star). Cello – Lucia Holm (Catch, Wonder). Guitar – Darren Woodford (Cover Me), Wayne Simms (Britannia, Change, Heaven, Smile). Slide Guitar – Darren Woodford (Britannia).
Piano – Paul Carnell (Catch, All Fall Down, Wonder). Keyboards – Lucia Holm (Britannia, Change, Smile, Who Will Love Me Now, All Fall Down), Paul Carnell (Britannia, Heaven, Cover Me, Smile, All Fall Down), Steve Mortimer (Catch), Garry Hughes (Catch, Cover Me).
Drums – Duane Brazier (Britannia, Cover Me), Sean Wright (Smile, German Film Star), Duncan Mills (Change), Matt McLean (Catch, All Fall Down). Percussion – Nick Slingsby (All Fall Down), Pascal Benadjaoud (Britannia, Change, Cover Me). Balinese percussion – Lucia Holm (Cover Me).
EMS VCS3 Synthesizer – Lucia Holm (Where Are The Angels)
Photography by Simon Archer. Illustrative artwork and layouts by Al Kirwan, based on original designs by Andy Heath.
Recorded at the Retreat Studios 1996-1997.
℗ + © 2018 Annalogic Ltd. Published by Universal Music Publishing Group; except Heaven published by Sony / ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner / Chappell Music, Inc.; I’m In Love With A German Film Star published by Eaton Music; Good Times, Where Are The Angels, and Wonder – Copyright Control.
Release Date: 23 Nov 2018
Sunscreem’s third studio album Out Of The Woods was completed in 1997 after a string of seven Top 40 hits and five dance chart #1 singles. However, after a dispute with their record company, it was never released, and the band and songwriters Lucia and Paul gave up recording to concentrate on bringing up a family. Twenty-one years later, the album is available on limited CD release for the first time.
SUNSCREEM HQ notes (2018)
“Out of The Woods” was recorded in the turbulent period during which writers Lucia and Paul left their major record label, the band members dispersed to start other projects, and then their new record company crashed just as the first single “Catch” had climbed to the top of the dance charts in both the UK and USA. The album was never released, however a number of promotional copies were made and distributed among fans. Some tracks – notably “Who Will Love Me Now” – were remixed and released separately. Twenty-one years on, the full-length original album of 13 tracks is released.
- Cover Me
- Good Times
- I’m in Love with a German Film Star
- Where Are the Angels?
- Who Will Love Me Now?
- All Fall Down
Sunscreem’s third studio album “Out Of The Woods” created two top-5 dance singles, a remix album and even a worldwide hit for another artist… however the album itself was never released. Twenty one years later, the recordings are released in their original form on November 23rd.
BANDCAMP notes (2018)
Love it or hate it – Britannia‘s strange mix of Country and Western with acid techno divides fans and once had the band thrown out of a record company offices because the label boss was so annoyed by it. Originally written about the country’s appalling environmental record, it now seems remarkably prescient in the age of Brexit.
Remixes by Red Jerry and the band’s own DJ Dave Valentine helped propel the single of Catch to #1 in the UK dance chart and #2 in the US Billboard chart.
Sunscreem remixed the third track Change on their ‘Out Of The Woods’ album with DJ/Producer Darren Tate, who used the track as the basis for the Angelic hit It’s My Turn.
- Cover Me
A remix by The Trouser Enthusiasts was released to DJs in 1997, but the record label went into liquidation before a full single release could be completed. This is the album version with a notably different arrangement to the single version on the bootleg.
- Good Times
This instrumental was left off the original promo of the album given out by the band’s label Pulse-8 and is therefore missing from the bootleg.
- Who Will Love Me Now
The band remixed this fans’ favourite with Belgian trance producer Push in 2001, resulting in a UK top 40 hit which was used in the film “South West 9” about the Brixton rave scene.
The final song on the album was originally left off the promo by label Pulse-8, possibly because of the references in the lyrics to giving everything up.