singer songwriter & guitarist

Truth To Tell

Truth To Tell

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Truth To Tell (Hubris Records HUB008)

UK distribution: Proper Music Distribution

Released: 20th July 2015 


 

01 Grass Days    4:01

Steve Tilston: 10 & 6 string acoustic guitars, Spanish guitar, Vocals
David Crickmore: Electric Double Bass, Autoharp, Percussion

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      Grass Days

 

02 The Way It Was    3:04

for Stuart Gordon 

Steve Tilston: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Vocal
Hugh Bradley: Double Bass
David Crickmore: Melodeon

 

03 Cup And Lip    4:58

Steve Tilston: 10 string Acoustic guitar, Vocals
Hugh Bradley: Double Bass
David Crickmore: Percussion

sample clip: 

      Cup And Lip

 

04 Died For Love    3:38

Steve Tilston: Acoustic guitar, Vocal

sample clip: 

      Died For Love

 

05 Yo Me Voy    4:37

Steve Tilston: 10 string Acoustic guitar, Spanish guitar, Arpeggione, Vocals
Hugh Bradley: Double Bass
David Crickmore: Melodeon

 

06 Pick Up Your Heart    3:55

Steve Tilston: Acoustic guitar, Vocal
Hugh Bradley: Double Bass
David Crickmore: Pedal Steel guitar, Percussion

 

07 The Riverman Has Gone    3:55

Steve Tilston: Acoustic guitar, Vocal

 

08 Pecket’s Well    4:55

Steve Tilston: Acoustic guitar

 

09 Bygone Lands    4:46

Steve Tilston: Acoustic guitar, Vocal
Hugh Bradley: Double Bass
David Crickmore: Piano, Pedal Steel guitar

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      Bygone Lands

 

10 Lasting Love    4:13

Steve Tilston: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Vocals
David Crickmore: Electric Double Bass, Percussion

 

11 Running out of Road    3:28

Steve Tilston: Acoustic guitar, Vocal
Hugh Bradley: Double Bass
David Crickmore: Pedal Steel guitar

 

12 All Around This World    3:52

Steve Tilston: Acoustic guitar, Vocal

 

13 Ways of a Man    3:11

Steve Tilston: Acoustic guitar, Vocal
Hugh Bradley: Double Bass
David Crickmore: Piano, Percussion

 

Produced by David Crickmore

Arranged by Steve Tilston

Mastered by Neil Ferguson

Recorded at Splid Studios, Haworth , West Yorkshire

 

 

From the start, Steve Tilston has written songs in which the past informs his present.  There are very few writers in any medium who know the difference between nostalgia and sentimentality. Steve has always had a proportionate sense of those blue remembered hills, recollected with affection and accuracy,  but never through rose-tinted retrospection.

He recalls and recaptures people, places and personal experiences with a clarity that keeps them vivid. We all have photographs and memories and here he shares a dozen…some distant, some recent.  Not that this is mere autobiography: Steve’s songs have the validity of experience,  but depend neither on allusive literalness that almost demands footnotes, nor on a Dylanesque nightingale’s code in need of elucidation.

Each and every song stands firm, assured and fully realised in its own right – truths told and at the same time telling. Like the familiar traditional song, included here, they are genuinely timeless – at once then-and-there and here-and-now.

– Nigel Schofield