Clocks

by A Little Orchestra

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    11 track CD album in a lovely card sleeve, as designed by Emma Hall.

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    Limited edition 7" single of our 5-track EP 'Josefina' (Elefant Records).

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Josefina wakes with the sun She smiles as she feels it And the sunlight shows her All the things that she needs are there In her one hundred years, what has she seen? What will she leave? And everything she sees She casts in the warm stone If it's peace on earth Or what each one of us is worth In your one hundred years, what you will see? In my one hundred years, what will I see? What will I leave?
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I want a quieter movie Something cut slower Something less eager I was Julia, I think her name was Julia Pretty sure it was Julia Let's say Julia I want Julia in 1985 Sheepskin coat, patterned tights I want Julia and me to see a movie One that makes me kiss her I never did With Denholm Elliott as the hero Denholm Elliott as the rogue Denholm Elliott as the butler And Wendy Padbury as the girl Denholm Elliott as the landlord Donald Pleasance as the chaplain Denholm Elliott cares too much Wendy Padbury's given in Denholm steps off a train He wears a rain mac, he wears brogues It's a branch line station in 1966 Wendy meets him, wearing T-bar shoes With Denholm Elliott as the hero Denholm Elliott as the rogue Denholm Elliott as the butler Wendy Padbury as the girl Denholm Elliott as the landlord Donald Pleasance as the chaplain Denholm takes Wendy in his arms And whispers "Please be calm" We can film these dreams as split-screens You break our hearts with CGI I want the celluloid to fade as I get older And Denholm to sing me lullabies
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A straight white line through the east coast night A voice on the telephone An old man passes from us Let's get these bodies home The coastal road splits the morning air Takes the salt out of the waves Hold my hand, kiss me Before we run out of days And if I pass away from you Throw me to the sea Don't look back at the darkened waves That take me underneath And old man at the end Of all the things he's done and seen The old man at the edge of the sea Half the world is on its knees Waiting for the light The other half is tooled up Spoiling for a fight And the east coast night And the summer haze Is all you'll ever need Young men rise, old men fail But never really leave And if I pass away from you Throw me to the sea Turn your back on the darkened waves That rise up to claim me A straight white line Through the east coast night In the early summer haze An old man and his grandson Have a parting of the waves If I pass away from you Throw me to the sea Don't look back at the rising waves That take me underneath
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Twenty years, for twenty years Snow falls, continually and endlessly I’d trace my steps through country paths Where snow falls, I’d carefully and tentatively Navigate the lanes and back again My solitary steps so delicate Imperfectly from left to right And gradually the snow each night Erased my prints along the path The distant lights of Montreal Where night falls, but only if you want it to You left me here, twenty years Where snow falls, infinitely, silently The footprints in the snow are mine alone So picture my surprise to recognise Fresh footprints in snow that matched your size and stride They stopped abruptly, in mid-step I had no choice, retrace the prints and follow the trail I ran through the pathways I followed the prints The snow kicked round my feet like flakes of polystyrene packaging I ran through the village I slipped on the ice I fell into the arms of someone that I thought was surely you And how I hoped it was you but the trail went cold I raced through the pavements I ran the red lights I couldn’t feel the cold or hear my heart beat fast with every stride I clinged to the corners I sprinted the straits I saw the sillouette of someone that I thought was surely you And how I hoped it was you And after twenty years of silence Twenty years full of endless snow and Twenty years, now the trail has disappeared And I’m so far from home My boots are soaked and suddenly I feel the cold Surrounding me like never before I step so carefully so delicately Footprints in snow, footprints in perfect snow I tread so carefully so delicately Footprints in snow, footprints in endless, perfect snow
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about

"Clocks" is the debut album from A Little Orchestra. It features A Little Orchestra performing songs with a range of artists including Model Village, Darren Hayman, Simon Love, Haiku Salut, Emma Winston, Lisa Bouvier, Apple Eyes and Gordon McIntyre.

The album was released on Vollwert Records on 10 June 2013.

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released June 10, 2013

A Little Orchestra are:

Alex Billig - Bassoon
Bobby Barry - Piano and percussion
Catherine Carr - Flute
Claire Hadidjenar - Violin
Helen Short - Cello
Jill Faure - Viola
Matthew Walker - Violin
Natalie Hudson - Violin
Nicola Burnett Smith - Bass clarinet and B Flat clarinet
Rosie French - Violin

Produced by Simon Trought at Soup Studios
Mastered by Andy Le Vien at RMS Studios

Cover artwork by Emma Hall

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Clocks, Part 3
Written and arranged by Bobby Barry

Josefina
Written by and performed with Model Village
Arranged by Kenny Lee

The Permanent Way
Written by and performed with Darren Hayman
Arranged by Andy Hudson

Clocks, Part 2
Written and arranged by Bobby Barry

East Coast
Written by and performed with Gordon McIntyre
Arranged by Andy Hudson

Wild Beasts
Written by and performed with Apple Eyes
Arranged by Matthew Walker

Treacle, You Should Probably Go To Sleep
Written by Simon Love and performed with Simon Love, Ryan Cox and Rob Jones
Arranged by Andy Hudson

Train Tracks For Wheezy
Written by and performed with Haiku Salut
Arranged by Kenny Lee

Footprints in Snow
Written and arranged by Andy Hudson, and performed with Emma Winston

Clocks, Part 5
Written and arranged by Bobby Barry

Pightle 21
Written by and performed with Lisa Bouvier
Arranged by Catherine Carr

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A Little Orchestra UK

We're an indiepop orchestra led by Monster Bobby of The Pipettes, formed in February 2010. We play a variety of instruments including violin, viola, bassoon, clarinet and flute.

We play original classical compositions and also enjoy accompanying bands. We have collaborated with a range of indiepop singers, including Darren Hayman, The Pipettes, Pocketbooks and Shirley Lee of Spearmint.
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