BLIND AS HOPE



BLIND AS HOPE
Released Spring 2014.
Recorded at Rockfield Studios - engineer Tim Lewis.
Rockfield in July 2013 heatwave.

Andy on tiny bass in the Coach House with Nick.
Dan Moore - Piano (with Gizmo)

Nick trying to resist the lure of long lashed groupie.
Bedraggled Joanna - Lead vocals on all songs


Engineer Tim Lewis with Original Rockfield 70's logo T-shirt!

Matt, Nick, Andy, Tim & Dan. (Matt explaining that size matters)
Written, produced and arranged by ILYA
Recorded at Springhead - engineer Nick Pullin and Joanna Swan
Mixed at Aerial Studios by Tim Lewis.
Mastered by Jason Mitchell at LOUD
Photography and art direction by Ian M Hazeldine
Enormous thanks to Tom Tanuschev, Tim Lewis, Ian M Hazeldine, all who sang in the Ilya Worldwide Congregation, our family who sang, along with George McCarthy and Henry Duckett and last but not least - all the musicians who played on the album (see below)

1) BLIND AS HOPE
Nick Pullin, Guitars - Tim Lewis, Piano - Valere Speranza, Bass - Matt Jones, Drums - Roger Huckle, Violin - George McCarthy, Tenor - Henry Ducker, Choir boy and The Ilya Worldwide Congregation (see at bottom of post)

2) TAPESTRY
Nick Pullin, Guitars - Valere Speranza, Double Bass - Damon Reece, Drums -Roger Huckle, Violin.

3) LACRIMOSA
Nick Pullin, Guitars - Roger Huckle, Violin - Juliet McCarthy, Cello - Andy Lowe, Double Bass - Dan Moore, Piano. Matt Jones, Drums - Pete Judge, Trumpet - Henry Ducker, choir boy and George McCarthy, Tenor.

4) ENDGAME
Nick Pullin, Guitars - Tim Lewis, Synths and Piano -Damon Reece, Drums.

5) CALL MY NAME
Nick Pullin, Guitars - Andy Lowe, Double Bass - Matt Jones, Drums - Roger Huckle, Violin - Juliet McCarthy, Cello.

6) THE MEMORY
Nick Pullin, Guitars - Dan Moore, Piano - Valere Speranza, Double Bass - Damon Reece, Drums - Juliet McCarthy, Cello - Roger Huckle, Violin - Tim Lewis, Percussion.

7) LONGEST DAY
Nick Pullin, Guitars and bass - Dan Moore, Rhodes - Matt Jones, Drums - Pete Judge, Flugelhorn - Juliet McCarthy, Cello - Roger Huckle, Violin.

8) TIMELESS LIGHT
Nick Pullin, Guitar - Stew Jackson, Pedal Steel Guitar - Juliet McCarthy, Cello - Ruth Hammond, Sax - Gary Rowlands, Singing Saw.

9) A LITTLE MISADVENTURE
Nick Pullin, Guitars - Juliet McCarthy, Cello - Roger Huckle, Violin - Dan Moore, Hammond - Andy Lowe, Double Bass - Matt Jones, Drums - Santi Swan Piti, Vocals - Henry Ducker, BV's.

10) MYSTERY & WONDER
Nick Pullin, Guitars - Dan Moore, Piano - Andy Lowe, Double Bass - Damon Reece, Drums - Singers - Emily, Mahli and Santi Swan-Piti - Will, Rosa and Eleanor Goodchild - George McCarthy.
 



Matt Jones

 Damon Reece
Andy Lowe

Roger Huckle
Juliet McCarthy

Gary Rowlands

 Pete Judge

Valere Speranza (with Nick)

Stew Jackson

Ruth Hammond
SINGERS ARE
Lead vocals - Joanna Swan
Main 'aah' vocals on 9 Santi Swan-Piti (with additional aah's from Henry Ducker)


Santi Swan-Piti


Tenor singer - George McCarthy
Choir boy - Henry Ducker




KIRIAIR Choir on 9 are:
Emily, Mahli & Santi Swan-Piti, Will, Rosa and Eleanor Goodchild and George McCarthy
Here's Swan-Piti's and Goodchilds.


 THE ILYA WORLDWIDE CONGREGATION SINGERS ARE :
1) Pavel Kirsanov
2) Tom Mitchell
3) Peter Hartland
4) Valeriy Khabaroff
5) Valentina Blanca
6) Mauro Petrini
7) Caroline Gill
8) David Hargreaves
9) Wendy Partridge
10) Francois Kapp
11) Christiane Suppan
12) Kerry Evans
13) Marco Ciabatti
14) Cullan McEwan
15) Nanette Kurz
16) Claudio Malagoni
17) Nicholas Immaculate
18) Thomas Cooney
19) Bartlomiej Kaczor
20) Nina Kaczor
21) Harry Slinger Thompson
22) Thigh Paul Sandra
23) Giles Goodhead
24) Denny McClain
25) Manny Houston
26) Sion Orgon
27) Carlos Torres
28) Oceane Evrard
29) Barbara Eliopoulos
30) Sylvie Deniaud
31) Abosa Bajusz
32) Lucy Ming Hei
33) Javier Martinez
34) Anastasiya Bilyana
35) Erik Bloor
36) Antony Gainsborough
37) Krishna Banerjee
39) Sofia Flores
40) ... and me!




























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