by alan_neilson



'Soliloquy' is an album of eleven individual voices speaking about life, set to the beautiful and perceptive orchestrations of alan neilson. The stories of the speakers resonate with honesty, dignity, integrity and sincerity.

Influenced by the work of Gavin Bryars, David Byrne and Brian Eno, and a follow up to neilson's earlier album "The Life & Times of C A Allen", 'Soliloquy' is engaging and thought-provoking. It is an emotional ride, full of love, anger, jealousy and joy in equal amounts. The music and words combine to produce an uplifting and life-affirming experience.

The 11 track album also contains a 22 page PDF booklet with images and lyrics, and a history of the project by the composer.

(A special 25 track deluxe edition, featuring instrumental versions of the tracks and additional previously unreleased songs, is also available separately.)

This edition is free, with a request that a donation is made to the Pancreatic Cancer UK charity via the web-links below, in memory of Gary Radford who sadly passed away April 2012:

elementary recordings 2012


released June 6, 2012

Words and voices by the artists
Music by neilson except:
Track 1 by andrew neilson
Tracks 3 & 6 by Rettig and Taylor
All instruments and arrangements by neilson



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alan_neilson Stourbridge, UK

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Imagine someone who thought he could save the world, then take twenty plus years to realise that the world is big and ugly enough to look after itself. neilson now just sings about simple stuff - things that mean something to him and you. ... more

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Track Name: Soliloquy with A C Neilson
A C Neilson
Track Name: My Brother Niall with Miles Perhower
words by matt hale
Track Name: Probably Not Pt 1 with Beth Rettig and The Mekano Set
Words and music by Rettig and Taylor
Track Name: We Are Dust with Theo Henry
words by Theo Henry
Track Name: Paris with Daniel Laidler
words by daniel laidler
Track Name: Probably Not Pt 2 with Beth Rettig and The Mekano Set
words and music by rettig and taylor
Track Name: Lapcat with Nicole Breen
words by Nicole Breen
Track Name: The Future Is.. with Ali Shaw
words by ali shaw
Track Name: Passing the Time with Jo Staples
words by Jo Staples