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Tim Bowness / Samuel Smiles

The Ambient Folk band Tim Bowness/Samuel Smiles performed and recorded between 1991 and 2001. Releasing one studio album (World Of Bright Futures), the band regularly performed as a trio (Tim Bowness, Peter Chilvers, Mike Bearpark), but were occasionally joined by Myke Clifford (sax/flute) and Marianne De Chastellaine (cello). Support slots included performances with Marillion and Porcupine Tree.

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tim bowness / samuel smiles - world of bright futures

Unavailable since 2000, 'World Of Bright Futures', Tim Bowness's 1999 album with Samuel Smiles (Mike Bearpark, Peter Chilvers, Myke Clifford) is now available as an exclusive Burning Shed download.

Taking its cue from the timeless and sensuous late night ambience of John Martyn and the Blue Nile, and occasionally drawing from the darker terrain of Peter Hammill and Mark Eitzel, the album offers eight original compositions and two cover versions (Hammill's 'Ophelia' and King Crimson's 'Two Hands').

Featuring Sandra O'Neill, Tony Harn, and Porcupine Tree's Colin Edwin and Steven Wilson, World of Bright Futures is awash with cheap drum machines and high emotions, digital hardware and human heartache.

Headphones ahoy!

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tim bowness / samuel smiles - live archive volume two (cdr)

Live Archive Volume Two comprises The Way We Used To Live plus six extra tracks.

A direct to CD recording of a performance from December 2nd 1999, this expanded edition of the highly regarded album by the less than smiley Smiles features a fascinating excerpt of the No-Man classic, Days In The Trees, and a glorious, previously unreleased, rendition of Sorry Looking Soldier.

tim bowness / samuel smiles - live archive one (cdr)

Cheap heartache and high emotion at croon central, guaranteed.



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