a 10 year wait and a couple of personnel changes, the new Meet On The Ledge
album, Long Shadows, is on the shelves and available to purchase now.
is our fifth studio album, and our first without a fiddle player for 16
years, so we have
spent a little time honing and re-defining our sound. We are really
pleased with it, and we hope you like it as much as we do. We have been lucky
enough to have the brilliant
Williams on artwork duties, and we think the quality of the packaging is our
track listing is.....
the best MOTL tradition of finding gentle, traditional ballads and
turning them into stadium rockers, this once beautiful Scottish love
song has now been well and truly MOTLed, with big sing-along chorus and
Wishbone Ash style twin lead guitars.
by Al, and inspired by the band's re-assembly after a two year break.
traditional classic given the Thrash Morris treatment. Never has a £12
ukulele rocked so hard.
found this one in America. Great country song by Bruce Robislurking
instrumental by Al. Recorded in one take, after six false starts which
Phil D captured on video. Thankfully, Al's language prevents the video's
transfer to YouTube.
Al composition. The second and final part of The Procrastination
boy Phil Vickers provided the lyrics for this one. A very dark tale
indeed. The rest of the band are slightly concerned that he may have
been reading classical literature. Always a worry, especially with
Told The Butcher?
truly great song by the immense talent that is Peter Knight. This one's
been in our live repertoire for a few years, and we hope this stripped-down unplugged treatment does it justice.
Murdering of Edwin Jones
very old traditional number, and another very dark tale, but we figured
we haven't recorded a good murder since Matty Groves, 16 years
On The Water
it is a cover of the Deep Purple song, and no, it doesn't sound anything
like the original. We stumbled across this arrangement while jamming in
the dressing room of the Red Lion in Birmingham a few years ago, and the
once-classic rock song is now a folk waltz.
Boat From Bolton
are so delighted to be able to include this one, written by our good
friend Kevin Day, who has been a fan, pal and travelling companion since
before MOTL began in earnest over 20 years ago.
More Time (Before You Go)
to round things off, a Ron Holmes composition, telling a true tale of
teenage summer days and musical shenanigans. This is Ron's first solo
composition, and we all love it. It's gone down extremely well at gigs,
and Al says if this is our first hit he's going to be really
to order now. More>>>>>
you enjoy it.
Ron, Al, Phil D and Phil V