Mary Hopkin - Another Road

Another Road

Mary Hopkin

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CD Album 10 tracks £12.95
Download Album (MP3) 10 tracks £7.99
Download Album (WAV) 10 tracks £7.99
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Description

Mary Hopkin - Another Road

CD in a cardboard gatefold sleeve with an 8-page lyric booklet.

Another Road is a brand new collection of ten songs written, performed and produced by Mary herself. The songs are inspired, Mary says, by "fragments of personal history," and observations on life in general. Her vocals are intimate yet brushed with her own haunting backing vocals which have become a signature sound. Mary also played keyboards, guitar, percussion and even the accordion inherited from her mother.

Although retired from the music business as such, Mary still writes and records at her home studio. She lives quietly away from the public eye but music is still very much a part of her life.

Another Road is the twelfth release on Mary Hopkin Music, an independent label founded by her daughter, Jessica Lee Morgan (also a singer songwriter), in 2005. The label allowed Mary to release archive and new music, subject to the following rules: no live performing, no touring, no interviews, no autographs. And with the exception of a day of press interviews in 2010, she has done exactly that. She does, however, enjoy the occasional Twitter exchange, and Jessica has given interviews on her behalf.

Jessica and her partner, Christian Thomas, encouraged Mary to learn how to record her own vocals and instruments so that she had complete control over what she did. In support, Christian engineers, mixes and plays bass, and Jessica plays guitar, saxophone and piano and sings when needed, and also runs the label, doing artwork distribution and publicity. They finished the album remotely last month, Mary sending her sessions to Christian to add parts and mix, then receiving mixes back via Dropbox and collaborating on Skype. They would have preferred to work together in person but the lockdown in 2020 made that impossible.

Reviews

Spill Magazine: "Another Road is full of personal songs, stories, and political statements. 10 chapters and 10 glimpses into Hopkin's world. All of this is set to excellently-recorded, melodic, beautiful songs. And let us not forget that voice. Hopkin sounds phenomenal."

A review on Discogs: "This album is simply beautiful from start to finish. Stand out tracks are 'Single Woman' 'Love Is Gone' and the very touching closing track 'Love Affair'. A lovely lady who recorded one of best 70's albums Earth Song/Ocean Song. Mary Hopkin may be best remembered for her first single 'Those Were The Days' but this new CD is a gem. A true artist who has been missing from the music scene for far too long.

Tracklisting

CD Album (MHM012(CD))
  1. Mary Hopkin - Another Road
  2. Mary Hopkin - Looking Over My Shoulder
  3. Mary Hopkin - Single Woman
  4. Mary Hopkin - Here Are We
  5. Mary Hopkin - Love Is Gone
  6. Mary Hopkin - Red, White and Blue
  7. Mary Hopkin - What's Real
  8. Mary Hopkin - Window Glass
  9. Mary Hopkin - Valentine
  10. Mary Hopkin - Love Affair
Download Album (MHM012(DIG))
  1. Mary Hopkin - Another Road
  2. Mary Hopkin - Looking Over My Shoulder
  3. Mary Hopkin - Single Woman
  4. Mary Hopkin - Here Are We
  5. Mary Hopkin - Love Is Gone
  6. Mary Hopkin - Red, White and Blue
  7. Mary Hopkin - What's Real
  8. Mary Hopkin - Window Glass
  9. Mary Hopkin - Valentine
  10. Mary Hopkin - Love Affair