Label: Hands On Music - HMCD32 • Format: CD Album Digipak • Country: UK • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
Covers is the eighth studio album by Little Wee Sticks - Societys Fault - Regrets acoustic roots duo Show of Hands.
The album was released in by the duo's own label Hands on Music. The album exclusively features The Devils Right Hand - Show Of Hands With Miranda Sykes - Covers 2 versions of thirteen songs by the duo, chosen and I Believe In You - The Three Sounds - Play Jazz On Broadway to reflect the band's contemporary musical influences.
As such, the album contains no Steve Knightley compositions. The album was recorded over two days in Chudleigh Town Hall, Devonwith producer Gerald O'Farrell, and features only "straight performances", with its songs being untouched by post-production or techniques such as overdubbing or double tracking, presenting a "live" sound.
The album followed their limited edition release Folk Musicwhich featured the band's versions of traditional folk songs, and was the duo's first array into creating an album of music without Knightley compositions. The album was released to a positive critical reception, with Dave Tuxford of Living Tradition was "superbly produced" and that "it's unlikely that you'll be less than impressed. A follow-up album of cover versions, Covers 2was recorded with Miranda Sykes and released in November The performance was not expected to be a success, but tickets sold out in advance,  and the live album became the band's best-selling album.
But we now need to replace that with a story about the music. That's the dilemma. After touring in promotion of Dark Fieldsthe duo recorded Folk Musican album featuring the band's new versions of traditional folk songsreleased only for a short time at the band's concerts and on their website.
Although the album was a limited edition, its concept would prove inspirational on the duo for their next album. With Knightley releasing his solo album Track of WordsShow of Hands did not want to work on another album featuring Knightley's songs so quickly, and instead, the duo decided to record an album of cover versions that reflected the band's increasing number of contemporary influences.
Recording with regular producer Gerald O'Farrell, the duo decided on capturing a "live" sound for the album, with no post-production work. The album contains what Knightley described as "straight performances";  the duo set up a small PA system in the hall and recorded into it, with Knightley noting that what "came out on the other end was the finished production". The album contains thirteen cover versions, chosen by the duo to reflect some of their contemporary musical influences.
Dave Tuxford of Living Tradition praised the album as an "eclectic collection ranging from Tom Robinson You Dont Understand - The House Of Love - The Black Sessions Bob Dylan " and noted to readers that "if you're a fan you're bound to enjoy this CD, superbly produced as usual by Gerard O'Farrell.
Even if you're not, it's unlikely that you'll be less than impressed. Following its release, the band returned to recording albums of their own compositions, beginning with Cold Frontier Nonetheless, in Novemberthey released a follow-up album to Covers entitled The Devils Right Hand - Show Of Hands With Miranda Sykes - Covers 2 2.
The cover appeared on the second disc, Longdogswhose track list was decided by fans of the band were asked to choose their favourite songs from each of the duo's albums on polls created on the band's former internet forum Longdogs.
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