A Change of Scenery is my fifth album. Its name comes from my relocation back to the UK in 2009, after two and a half years living in Australia.
The cover is typically British: a snowy landscape with a red phone box. An alternative cover included a photo of me in front of Big Ben.
The album includes mostly loose ends: unreleased material from previous albums or albums I never completed (see below for details), alongside remixes ("Longing", "Nebular Dreaming", "The Wilderness, Part 2", "Lifeline II"), a very old track from my archives ("Fallen Leaves"), plus a handful of brand new tracks to balance things out ("Moonsurfing", "The Spiral Staircase", "Starlining").
A Change of Scenery also feels like a bookend for my first five albums. It took me six years to release another album - and the next album was quite different.
The album includes several remixes of tracks from earlier albums.
|Title||Original version||Original album|
|Longing||Travelling Unravelled||The Unravelling of Travelling|
|Nebular Dreaming||Nebular Dreams||Besidewalk Plight|
|The Wilderness, Part 2||The Wilderness||Besidewalk Plight|
|Lifeline II||Lifeline||The Unravelling of Travelling|
Some tracks were originally written for other albums.
|Forgotten Past||Forgotten Past|
|The Sounds of Time||Forgotten Past|
|Blanket of Snow||Landscapes|
|Pipes of the Hills||Citadel City|
|Listen for the mountains||Citadel City|
|Stepping Stones||Twice Midnight|
|Invisible in the Shadows||The Unravelling of Travelling|
|Model Railway||The Unravelling of Travelling|
|Climbing the Peak||The Unravelling of Travelling|
All tracks are free to use for non-commercial purposes. Attribution required.
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