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Two (Kathryn Williams and Neill MacColl album)
Two (Kathryn Williams and Neill MacColl album)

Two is Kathryn Williams 7th studio album, released by CAW Records on 3 March 2008.[1]

The album is a collaboration with Neill MacColl. The pair met at the Daughters of Albion concert at the Barbican in 2005 where she performed "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", which was written by Neill MacColl's father, Ewan MacColl. They met up in May 2007 to write and record 21 songs for the album in six days.[2]

Critical reception


The album garnered positive reviews with The Independent calling the album "a magical meeting of intuitive musical minds".[6] The BBC's Michael Quinn claimed it is "a disc to be cherished from the first note to the last".[7] Drowned in Sound said "There is such an ease to each composition, as if they have been played for years".[3] The Guardian decided "it would be a major triumph if there was just a little variety in the mood & pace".[4]

Track listing


Personnel


  • Kathryn Williams – vocals, guitar, mellotron, harmonium & organ
  • Neill MacColl – vocals, guitar, dulcimer & autoharp
  • Martyn Baker – drums & percussion
  • Simon Edwards – electric bass & upright bass
  • Tobias Froberg – piano
  • Jo Montgomery – violin
  • Graham Hardy – flugelhorn & trumpet

Recording details


  • Recorded – "in very well creosoted sheds in Cambridgeshire" \ horns & violin in Kathryn’s garage and autoharp in Neill’s basement
  • Mixed at The Dairy Studios
  • Artwork by Kathryn Williams
  • Produced by Neil MacColl and Kathryn Williams
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