Pixels and Paper

by Steve Pilgrim

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    'Pixels and Paper' is the most lyrical and musically satisfying work to date from the Merseyside troubadour, Steve Pilgrim, who has backed scores of musicians in Liverpool and beyond over the past decade.

    The album was recorded in Paul Weller’s home studio and was engineered and mixed by Weller’s in-house studio engineer Charles Rees. An integral part of The Modfather’s band live and in the studio, Steve steps out from behind the drumkit to perform acoustic guitar and backing vocals up front with the man himself during gigs as part of an intimate unplugged section.

    Seeing as the album was recorded at Paul Weller’s home studio in Woking, it comes as no surprise that The Modfather himself puts in an appearance. Weller performs backing vocals, electric guitar and Wurlitzer to three songs including the raucous ‘Firecracker’ and live favourite and standout track ‘Explode the Sun’.

    The Coral’s former lead guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones, now a solo artist in his own right contributes electric guitar to two songs, while revered folk guitarist John Smith lends his talents to the reflective ‘Suggested in Rhyme’. Friend and collaborator Rachel Wright accompanies Steve on many of the tracks, her strong, keening voice adding texture to the songs.

    Steve Pilgrim: Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Percussion - Rachael Wright: Vocals - Ryan Wyatt: Bass, Harmonica and Percussion - Oli Hughes: Drums - Martin Smith: Trumpet - Jez Wing: Piano, Hammond Organ (Tracks 2,6,7) - Bill Ryder-Jones: Electric (Tracks 2,3) - Paul Weller: Electric, Piano, Wurlitzer/Vocal (Tracks 3,4,8) - Shane Beales: Piano, Wurlitzer (Tracks 6,9,10) - John Smith: Finger Picking Acoustic (Track 7) –
    Produced by Steve Pilgrim and the kindness and talent of all the musicians involved and everyone else who helped make it happen. Engineered & Mixed by Charles Rees at Black Barn Studios over 6 days in Spring/Summer 2011 - Additional Recording by Chris Taylor at Rooftop Studios, Parr St Liverpool – Track 5 Recorded by Ste Powell at Roscoe Recording Liverpool, Mixed by Charles Rees. Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering. Massive thanks to PW for his space and his time, boss-ness. Special to the Mrs for keeping us all fed and watered down at The Barn. Thanks to my family for their support throughout the project.
    All Songs by Steve Pilgrim except tracks 6+9 by Pilgrim/Beales

    Design by Kev Jones. Photography by Laura Pilgrim.

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  • Limited Edition 12" White Vinyl (300)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" Limited Addition White Vinyl. To mark the 5th anniversary of Pixels and Paper this is a very limited edition on White coloured vinyl, all hand numbered 1-300.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Pixels and Paper via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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released November 17, 2014

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Steve Pilgrim Liverpool, UK

Steve Pilgrim - singer-songwriter.
Acoustic driven and song-focused the albums feature a supporting cast of talented musicians, double bass, piano, trumpet and vocals. The recordings are simultaneously sad and celebratory, intimate and honest.

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