"This is the forty-seventh album that I've recorded. As you'll know, there's always some difference in attitude, approach and style as I've gone from one to the next.
This time I've restricted myself to writing and playing exclusively on acoustic guitar. It was on this instrument that I began writing songs nearly forty years ago, so this meant something of a return to first principles. It was also a project of interesting and challenging discipline. I have not, though, made a simple acoustic record.
The guitars are layered and several and there are also outstanding sonic contributions from Stuart Gordon on violin and viola and David Jackson on sax and flute. I have bedded in backing vocals in places but in general the lead voice is centre stage.
The songs are at the serious end of the spectrum. No, this is not a folk album. " - Peter Hammill
1. We Are Written
2. Crossed Wires
4. Once You Called Me
5. The Ice Hotel
6. This Is The Fall
7. Just A Child
9. Bareknuckle Trade