released 01 October 2012
All songs written, arranged & produced by Biggi Hilmars,
except Save Me From Me & Happiness co-written by
Scott Twynholm & Orphan co-written by Kjartan F. Ólafsson.
Famous Blue Raincoat written by Leonard Cohen.
Words by Biggi Hilmars, except Springflower by Hilmar Ragnarsson,
Save Me From Me by Scott Twynholm, Home co-written by
María Kjartans & Famous Blue Raincoat by Leonard Cohen.
Lyrics link: www.biggihilmars.com/lyrics
String arrangements by Biggi Hilmars, except Lost Control co-arranged by Scott Twynholm & Now Is The Time co-arranged by Kjartan F. Ólafsson.
Biggi Hilmars - vocals, guitars, piano, wurlitzer, rhodes, bass, organ, synths & percussion.
With a little help from my friends:
Scott Twynholm - piano, organ & synth on Happiness & Save Me From Me.
Michael Graves - rhodes & wurlitzer on A Place For Us.
Arnar Guðjónsson - bass on A Place For Us, Now Is The Time & Home,
synth & backing vocals on A Place For Us, organ on Home.
Snorri Helgason - slide guitar on A Place for Us & backing vocals on
Save Me From Me & Springflower.
Sveinn M. Jónsson - guitars on Famous Blue Raincoat.
María Kjartans - vocals on Home, All We Can Be, Springflower & Lost Control.
Hera Lind Birgisdóttir - backing vocals on Home.
Jón Mar - drums on A Place For Us, Save Me From Me, Springflower,
War Hero & Famous Blue Raincoat.
Nói Steinn Einarsson - drums on Now Is The Time & Home.
Vincent Reck - drums on Lost Control.
Lárus Sigurðsson - earth harp & charango on Now Is The Time.
Kjartan F. Ólafsson - piano on Now Is The Time.
Simon Edwards - ukelele bass on All We Can Be.
Famous Blue Raincoat performed by Blindfold.
Strings performed by:
Rachael Lander - cello on Happiness, Springflower & War Hero.
Maddalena Branduardi - cello on Fool's Mate & Famous Blue Raincoat.
Ewan Campbell - cello on Lost Control.
Simon Perry - violins & viola on Happiness, Spring Flower, War Hero & Lost Control.
Edward Brenton - violin on Lost Control & Famous Blue Raincoat.
Neil Cameron - double bass on War Hero, Lost Control & All We Can Be.
Recorded at The Lab & Biggi Music Studios by Drew Horley & Biggi Hilmars, London 2009-2011. Now Is The Time, Orphan, Home & additional recordings took place at E7 & Ógæfa Studios, Reykjavik 2012, engineered by Arnar Guðjónsson & Hafsteinn Már Sigurðsson.
Mixed & co-produced by Arnar Guðjónsson at E7 Studios, Reykjavík in the summer of 2011 & early 2012. Lost Control mixed by Arnar Helgi Aðalsteinsson at Lalaland in 2009 & All We Can Be mixed by
Biggi Hilmars in June 2012. Famous Blue Raincoat recorded, mixed and co-produced by Sveinn M. Jónsson & Teitur Árnason at Great Eastern Studios, London. Mastered by Finnur Hákonarson at Finnland, Reykjavik in July & August 2012.
Artwork photos & illustrations by Maria Kjartans & Jean Paul Francisco.
Cover design by Isak Winther.
Special thanks to María & Hera Lind for your everlasting patience & support!
Arnar Guðjónsson for all your help, creative input & inspiration, Scott Twynholm, FTT, STEF and Rás 2, Michael Graves, Jón Mar, Maddalena Branduardi, Will Flisk, Vincent Reck, Olafur Arnalds, Matt & Nathan, Sharon Dean, JC Caddy, Simon Perry, Drew Horley, Isak Winther, Rachael Lander, Finnur Hákonar, Snorri Helgason, Lárus Sigurðsson,
Addi 800, Ampop, Blindfold, London, Paris, Reykjavik…& all the people that I am forgetting here that helped & inspired me in any way when making this album.
All songs by copyright control STEF/NCB (Scandinavia), PRS for Music (UK)
© & ℗ 2012 biggi music