Dead Cigarettes

from by Tom Billington

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Meant as a bonus track that ended up being the 11 minute closer to the album.
This song features everyone who appeared elsewhere on the record… plus a few extra for good luck.
No-one, including those involved in the live take (bass, drums, percussion) were told what the chords were or what was going to happen, and were all asked just to listed for a bit and then join in when they thought they had got it!
It was a fascinating way to record and I think I got some really honest playing out of people.
I concluded my recording experience of this record by gate crashing one of my Mothers Ladies choir rehearsals and asking them to sing on the outdo… after that, I figured I had thrown the kitchen sink in too!

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from As Luck Would Have It, released February 13, 2012

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Tom Billington Tring, UK

Tom spent ten years touring with the band Mohair before going solo in 2008. Since then he has been forging a career that embraces music for theatre, circus, tv and film, songwriting in education and has released two albums on his own record label. ‘As Luck Would Have It’ is an instantly engaging collection of clever, memorable melodies and lyrics that ooze with emotional sophistication. ... more

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