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Release Date
22nd February 2019
Lines - Parts One, Two and Three
Disc 1-:Lines - Part One: Lillian Bilocca: 1. Lillian (Prelude) / 2. A Whistling Woman / 3. The Sea Is A Woman / 4. Lonesome Cowboy / 5. Lillian II (The Banqueting Hall Scene). Disc 2-Lines - Part Two: World War One: 1. Roland And Vera / 2. Everyone Sang / 3. War Film / 4. Breakfast / 5. Suicide In The Trenches / 6. Socks. Disc 3-Lines - Part Three: Emily Bronte: 1. The Parsonage / 2. Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee / 3. High Waving Heather / 4. She Dried Her Tears And They Did Smile / 5. The Night Is Darkening Around Me / 6. Deep Deep Down In The Silent Grave / 7. Lines / 8. Remembrance / 9. O Evening Why / 10. I'm Happiest When Most Away
Lines is a trilogy of song cycles, with very different subjects but each inspired by poetry and focused on a different female perspective. The Lines in Part One-Lillian Bilocca, a campaigner for fishermen's rights, were written by actor Maxine Peake and turned into song by Adrian McNally; The Lines in Part Two-World War One were originally written in 2014 for a project marking the opening year of the World War One centenary. The Unthanks decided to record and release them in this, the final year; The Lines in Part Three-Emily Bronte, feature a collection of Emily Brontė poems, turned into songs by Yorkshire-born Unthanks pianist and composer Adrian McNally and played on Emily's own piano in the Parsonage in Haworth where she lived and worked. This special slip-cased 3CD set contains all three volumes, performed by Rachel & Becky Unthank (voice), Adrian McNally (piano, voice) along with guests Niopha Keegan (violin, harmonium, voice; Chris Price (bass, lap steel, voice); Martin Douglas (drums); Sam Lee & Tim Dalling (voice); Ben Lee, Chrissie Slater, Gemma Kost (strings).