- Just Like The Beatles 4:25
- No One Ever Told Me 3:16
- The Highway 3:04
- Black Irish Dogs 4:51
- Country Mountain 3:36
The five songs are acoustic based with a blend of mandolin and fiddle on ‘Country Mountain’, brass on ‘Just Like The Beatles’ and reverse electric guitar on ‘Black Irish Dogs’. All tracks feature Boz Boorer on guitar and bass. ‘The Highway’, ‘Just Like The Beatles’, ‘Country Mountain’, and ‘Black Irish Dogs’ feature the phenomenal drumming skills of Dave Ruffy.
On arriving in Portugal, Bead picked up an Alvarez acoustic guitar and sang ‘Black Irish Dogs’ and ‘Country Mountain’. Days later, an old song ‘No One Ever Told Me’ took shape when a haunting cello sound was added. ‘The Highway’ took on a sound reminiscent of U2 as Dave Ruffy played the drums. Before completing the session, Bead invited Stuart Wilcock to play fiddle on ‘Country Mountain’ and ‘Black Irish Dogs’ which transformed both songs.
Recorded in Serra Vista Studio from June, August and October 2017.
Produced by Boz Boorer.
Bead – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboard
Boz Boorer – electric guitar, bass, mellotron, mandolin, percussion
Dave Ruffy – the drums
Stuart Wilcock – fiddle on ‘Black Irish Dogs’ & ‘Country Mountain’
Midnight Choir (Debs, John, Lyn, Boz, Bead) – additional singing on ‘Country Mountain’
Clare Murphy – backing vocals on ‘Just Like The Beatles’
Dr Winston O’ Boogie – voice at end of ‘Just Like The Beatles’
Mixed by Bead
Mastered by Tim Young @ Metropolis, London, England.