“Great Novels” takes Dan’s rootsy live sound and embellishes it with subtle synths and spacious arrangements. The record was produced by Midlands-based singer-songwriter Chris Tye (“he’s ACE!” – Jo Whiley) and features an intimate group of select musicians. Gentle and insistent, subtle and lush, the album offers eleven slices of Hartland’s trademark literate songwriting, all united by themes of community and communion.
“Delicately lovely” Americana UK
“A melding of Paul Simon with Gerry Colvin, his songs equally literate and thoughtful.” Folking.com
“A thing of real beauty.” GigSOUP
- Leaving Sodom
- The Usual Mistake
- Great Novels
- In The Ranks
- British Columbia Calls
- The Flowers of Youth
- Passing St Mary’s
Dan Hartland: guitars, harmonica, vox.
Marko Miletic: upright bass
Dan Todd: cello
Becky Davis: drums on 1, 3, 8
Gary Doidge: viola on 6
Matt Hart: drums on 11
Joel Stevens: drums on 10
Chris Tye: guitars, synths, piano, drums, bass, bvs.
Produced by Chris Tye
Engineered by Chris Tye (except 1, 3, 8 engineered by Pete May).
Mastered by Pete Maher.
All songs written by Dan Hartland.