Following the highly acclaimed release of the Dyble Longdon album Between A Breath And A Breath, two additional Dyble Longdon tracks are also to be digitally released as free downloads via Bandcamp and streaming services.
Dyble Longdon was a collaboration between iconic vocalist the late Judy Dyble, formerly a founding member off Fairport Convention and Trader Horne, who sadly passed away just prior to the album’s release, and Big Big Train multi-instrumentalist/frontman David Longdon.
The first track ‘Crossbones’ is out now from Bandcamp here. Second track, ‘The Daguerreotype’ will be available from 11th December 2020. Listeners will be invited to make a donation for these tracks to Dyble’s favoured charity, the Barley Greyhound Sanctuary.
“Judy and I set out to make a vinyl length album. Happily, we ended up with more material than we needed,” Longdon explained. “The seven songs that we ultimately selected for the album were all intensely personal lyrics for Judy. By contrast ‘Crossbones’ and ‘The Daguerreotype’ are outliers thematically. Judy and I were equally proud of them in their own right and agreed before her death that they needed to be heard, hence the digital releases today and in December.”
Between A Breath And A Breath itself contains seven original compositions with all lyrics by Judy Dyble and music by David Longdon. The songs are, at times, haunting and, at others, beautifully fragile.
Reflecting on Dyble, Longdon commented: “Judy and I became friends during the writing and making of this album. Along the way, there was much laughter and joy, but also challenging moments. She was a woman of a certain age and she wrote articulately and unflinchingly about the autumn phase of her life.”
Between A Breath And A Breath is available on CD through English Electric, and distributed by RSK, and as a gatefold vinyl edition on the Plane Groovy label.