Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

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Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

Postby Colm » Tue May 08, 2012 3:41 pm

The lads are releasing an album recorded on the last acoustic tour! :)

This was posted on facebook:

"In late 2010, to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the release of our first record Neither Am I, we set out on an acoustic(ish) tour of North America & Europe.

With guitars, piano and an iPod, it was a very different take on the songs than what has ended up on the records - the three of us taking them back a few steps to how they were born in a lot of cases.

Phil Hayes, our friend and sound engineer, recorded most of the gigs, taking the desk mix and a couple of ambient microphones in in the room. He also took many photographs of the sky, us guys, buildings and food.

From this bounty we've put together Field Recordings, 21 songs and photography from the road, and are very grateful to Phil for it.

We have very fond memories of the tour, traveling as we did in little white vans, with James Vincent McMorrow in North America and John Smith in Europe.

In those small, frequently beautiful rooms we felt a little closer, and it was good to meet so many of yis after. As Bad Santa's t-shirt said, shit happens when you party naked...

Field Recordings will be available as a double CD or a limited edition (250 only, numbered) 40 page hardback photobook with CDs. Both packages will only be had from the Bell X1 online Shoppe. It will also be available from iTunes and most digital retailers on July 20th with PreOrders to begin next Monday, May 14th."
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Re: Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

Postby stasia_k » Tue May 08, 2012 4:02 pm

Really excited to see this on FB this morning, so I decided to come over here to catch up. I didn't get to see the Bellies at all last year :( so this album will bring back good memories of 2010. Hope a track list is announced sooner rather than later!
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Re: Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

Postby Colm » Tue May 15, 2012 1:40 pm

Pre-orders and tracklisting is here:

http://www.bellx1.com/shop/FieldRecordings.htm

Listen to In Every Sunflower and Bad Skin Day on soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/bell-x1/sets/field-recordings/
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Re: Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

Postby Rocky » Tue May 15, 2012 11:32 pm

Already went for it. Went for the photo book thingy altogether for some reason. I haven't spent money on the Bellies in a long time so I said I may as well go all out
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Re: Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

Postby Niftium » Thu May 17, 2012 2:18 am

I'm a sucker for the word deluxe. I trust the boys. 21 tracks sounds well worth it. Quite a stellar variety, too.
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Re: Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

Postby Mully » Thu May 17, 2012 9:03 am

Rocky wrote:Already went for it. Went for the photo book thingy altogether for some reason. I haven't spent money on the Bellies in a long time so I said I may as well go all out


Going to wait til payday at the end of the month ... Just wondering as I throw a cat among the pigeons ... as ithe photo pack costs over €20, do we get a copy of the CD/DVD of the Point gig as per the offer.

This would be pleasing to me as I left mine in Dublin. I think.
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Re: Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

Postby merch » Sun May 20, 2012 9:44 pm

Hey guys,

Yes, you will get a free copy of Tour De Flock with the Special Edition of Field Recordings!
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Re: Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

Postby Mully » Mon May 21, 2012 4:41 pm

merch wrote:Hey guys,

Yes, you will get a free copy of Tour De Flock with the Special Edition of Field Recordings!


Great news, Merch ... Now kindly delete these posts before 250 people book before I do :wink:
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Re: Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

Postby Rocky » Tue May 22, 2012 4:41 pm

Don't worry Mully I'll sell you mine for a 100% mark up as soon as i get bored with it
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Re: Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

Postby Mully » Wed May 23, 2012 8:17 am

Rocky wrote:Don't worry Mully I'll sell you mine for a 100% mark up as soon as i get bored with it


Cheers Rocky, but you probably won't have the chance to get bored with it if the dvd is regional blocked. Merch sent it straight my way.
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Re: Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

Postby Darren » Thu May 31, 2012 4:12 pm

Pretty cool I guess. Not many of the new songs on it which is great! They haven't made a class album since Flock though.

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Re: Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

Postby shiv » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:11 pm

I couldnt allow for this in my very strict budgt this month and then thefirst 250 sold out! But my sister got me one as an early birthday present when they released the next batch. Really excited now!
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Re: Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

Postby Nathalie » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:52 am

The eagle has landed! Just got the CDs, right on time before i'm off on holidays.

Thank you all at the Bell X1 factory! (With a bit of love for my postman too).

Enjoy the rest of the summer in great music. :D
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Re: Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

Postby Colm » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:24 am

Mine landed yesterday as well. Looks and sounds great! :D
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Re: Field Recordings (Bell X1 acoustic album)

Postby Mully » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:08 pm

I don't see the Photo one in the shoppe anymore, did I dallied too long on it ?

:(

Per chance, did one fall behind Brians bass ?
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