The Breath’s acoustic album ‘Only Stories’ out today

The Breath's acoustic album Only Stories (Let The Cards Fall Revisited) is out now on all digital platforms. Recorded at Real World Studios in November 2018, it features stripped-back, acoustic interpretations of music featuring on their second album alongside two completely new songs and a new version of 'Boat Song' from their debut Carry Your Kin.

Only Stories is a duo recording of immense power and emotion. Stuart McCallum’s beautifully insistent, infinitely subtle guitar is the perfect partner to Ríoghnach Connolly’s intoxicating, deeply passionate voice.

An acoustic recording that unfolds like a paper flower… The acoustic setting pushed Connolly to the fore, the dense atmospherics of the previous albums melting away like mist.” ★★★★★ Financial Times

Spacious, nuanced and skilfully crafted… The title track, a standout, has a quiet, shimmering beauty.” ★★★★ Evening Standard

An acoustic album largely of old songs that still feels truly essential.The Guardian

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The recording session was also filmed, and performances of four tracks from the album are available to watch online.

 

The Breath - All That You Have Been (Acoustic)

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  • Only Stories (Let The Cards Fall Revisited)

    The Breath

    Released 05 April 2019

    Only Stories (Let the Cards Fall Revisited) is a duo recording that captures the very essence of The Breath with a selection of skilfully crafted songs —mostly from their recent album Let the Cards Fall. Stuart McCallum’s beautifully insistent, subtle guitar is the perfect partner to Ríoghnach Connolly’s intoxicating, passionate voice.

By Online Editor

Main image photo credit: Duncan Elliott.

Published on Fri, 05 April 19

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