songs for a barbed wire fence

by dakota suite

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about

my first ever long player!

"These analogue recordings were made at Woodhouse Studios in Leeds using a 16 track tape machine and quarter inch tape, between April 1996 & June 1997.
'One For The Shoe Shine Man' was recorded live to stereo tape at South Parade Baptist Church.
Acoustic Guitar tracks for 'December 8th 1980' & 'Johannasong' were recorded at Richard's House in the kitchen; the background birdsong being picked up on the guitar microphones.

A Medium - Fidelity Stereophonic Recording"
Mastered for LoCo at Lion Studio, Leeds.
Vinyl Cut at Abbey Road.

"For Johanna,
not merely because i love you, but because
you saved me from death.

To the memory of John Winston Lennon."

credits

released March 1, 1998

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar [Lap Steel] – Richard Formby
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals – Chris Hooson
Bass – Andrew Thrower
Drum Kit – John Shepard
Drums – Elliot Reuben (on 'I can feel your disease')
Piano/Cello – Colin Dunkley
Tabla – Inder Goldfinger
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Leki
Double Bass – Lee Abbott
Trumpet – Ed Collins
Mastered By – Louis Colan
Photography – Johanna Hooson
Producer, Engineer – Richard Formby

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dakota suite Leeds, UK

Formed in Leeds during a particularly melancholy 1996, Chris Hooson and David Buxton have set about making both singer songwriter and ambient / cinematic soundscapes since the beginning.

They do this with varying degrees of success.

The band has toured with only slight vigour across Europe and Japan. The music of Dakota Suite has featured in mainstream cinema, art house cinema and also TV.
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