Savoy Grand

Accident Book

Release Date: 11/29/2009 · Format: CD · Catalog-No: GR 699

Savoy Grand are not dead. They are not in prison. They have not gone away. They are here.

Savoy Grand believe in saying something when there is something worth saying. All around us the airwaves and the wires are full of pointless talk. The dull buzz of meaningless chatter is grinding away. There is a constant need to say something, anything. Just don’t, god-forbid, say nothing. Because then you might feel alone, or you might be forgotten. But you are not alone, and the silence won’t hurt you. And maybe you won’t be forgotten.

Accident Book is the fourth album from Savoy Grand. Produced by singer & songwriter Graham Langley, it is the follow up to 2005’s “People and What They Want”.

The 9 songs were recorded in various locations in Nottingham, including a self-built studio in a corner of a rundown former dairy. Shortly after the project began the building was condemned and closed down. But Savoy Grand had to continue, as they always do. There is a sense of purpose that keeps these songs coming; slowly moving forward, like glaciers. But these are not frosty epic songs of sweeping landscapes, these are songs of sweet and tender sadness. Of those moments in life that, however small, can be profoundly moving, and strangely life affirming.

That life affirming quality has been embodied with the addition of new (since 2005…) drummer, Darren Simpson. He brings an insistence and dynamism to the sound; A sense of urgency that still leaves room for the space to be explored, and for that sweet sadness to be felt. Along with the chiming guitar of Neil Johnson, and the mournful Piano & Clarinet of Kieran O’Riordan, a leaner, meaner & bolder sound has emerged.

So, small incidents that go unnoticed but could change someone’s life forever, or catastrophes that affect us all. They all have to go in the book.

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1. A Good Walk Spoiled 5:25
2. Day Too Long 5:06
3. Fourcandles 6:35
4. The Doctor's Teeth 4:29
5. Last Night On Earth 7:36
6. The Undertaking 5:49
7. The Mountaineer 4:06
8. Photophobia 7:55
9. The Plan 3:46