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Richard Swift - The Novelist / Walking Without Effort
Richard Swift - The Novelist / Walking Without Effort
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Richard Swift - The Novelist / Walking Without Effort

"The Novelist" - Swift's highly acclaimed, succinct, eight song, nineteen minute and 38 second-long, audiophile archivist experiment - immediately ushers the listener deep into the recesses of Swift's creative core for a kaleidoscopic trip aboard an intergalactic vaudevillian steamship with a speakeasy code-word.

Yet, "The Novelist" is only one small manifestation of Swift's entire musical manifesto and only one-half of this double-disc set. "Walking Without Effort" - the second disc in the two-disc set - is the first, and perhaps most deceptively complex, yet decisively understated, Swift release to date.

A slight step eastward from the eclectic musings of "The Novelist", "Walking Without Effort" intentionally paints another image, and baptizes believers born-again into Swift's unique brand of sonic schizophrenia. Gramophones are replaced by 8-tracks and Persian rugs are covered with shag, as Swift nods to the early 70s solo efforts of McCartney and Harrison, while waving to Burt Bacharach and Van Dyke Parks.


1. Foreward
2. Lady Day
3. Lovely Night
4. Sadsong St.
5. Blues For Mother
6. The Novelist
7. Ballad Of Clifford Swift
8. Looking Back, I Should
9. Have Been Home More
10. Walking Without Effort
11. Theme
12. Half Lit
13. In The Air
14. As I Go
15. Above & Beneath
16. Mexico (1977)
17. Losing Sleep
18. Not Wasting Time
19. Beautifulheart


Artist:  Richard Swift
Label:  Secretly Canadian
Condition:  New 
Genre:  Indie & Alternative
Format:  Vinyl LP
Cat Number:  SC111LP
Released: 07 December 2018

Regular price £21.00