Sleep Tonight

by Robb Murphy

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Kirsten Such a great album with a great variety of songs. An album to put on after a busy day to relax...
Simply love it!
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Port Break1 ~ Belfast - favorite song Favorite track: Sunny Mountain.
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  • Streaming + Download

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

    Also included are 2 bonus tracks, 12 page PDF booklet with lyrics. Interactive image file including hand written lyrics, art, photos and excerpts from blogs written while recording the album.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    4 panel digipack CD with original artwork by Ro Reid.
    Sketches of landmarks in Italy that inspired the writing of the album.
    Lyrics of all the songs.
    Signed.
    Also included are 2 digital bonus tracks, 12 page PDF booklet with lyrics. Interactive image file including hand written lyrics, art, photos and excerpts from blogs written while recording the album.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sleep Tonight via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited edition double vinyl with artwork, lyrics and bonus track. Includes digital download code. Only 100 available. Album will be signed.

    Also included are 2 digital bonus tracks, 12 page PDF booklet with lyrics. Interactive image file including hand written lyrics, art, photos and excerpts from blogs written while recording the album.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sleep Tonight via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Limited edition double vinyl with artwork, lyrics and bonus track. Includes digital download code. Only 100 available. Album will be signed.

    4 panel digipack CD with original artwork by Ro Reid.
    Sketches of landmarks in Italy that inspired the writing of the album.
    Lyrics of all the songs.
    Signed.

    Also included are 2 digital bonus tracks, 12 page PDF booklet with lyrics. Interactive image file including hand written lyrics, art, photos and excerpts from blogs written while recording the album.
    ships out within 3 days

      £29 GBP or more 

     

  • Digital download including 2 bonus songs & interactive image file including hand written lyrics, art, photos and excerpts from blogs written while recording the album.

    CD & 12 page booklet containing artwork & lyrics

    Limited edition double vinyl with artwork, lyrics and bonus track, 100 only & signed

    Limited edition 5 track demo EP CD, 'Stars' recorded in Italy

    Limited edition 20 cm x 20 cm Sleep Tonight artwork on Canvas

    Debut album Take A Stand available as an immediate digital download

    Includes unlimited streaming of Take A Stand via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 12 Robb Murphy releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Italian Dreams, To Be A Fool [Single], When Love Is Tangled Between Friends, Headstrong, The Darker Side (Acoustic), Mysteries Of The Heart [single], Trump Card Hand, Sleep Tonight, and 4 more. , and , .

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about

The album, Sleep Tonight, was written in Italy two summers ago, and for the past two years the project has developed and grown into something much more than my initial plan of recording a relatively quick second acoustic solo album. However, I am very happy with how the past few years of life have shaped the album, the amazing musicians and friends who agreed to take the journey with me, and the dedication and resourcefulness of everyone involved. We did not just simply record an album, well ... yes we did record an album, but we also built a studio, researched the right equipment, worked out how to use that equipment, and kept going regardless of any failures, frustrations, mistakes, retakes, and sleeplessness. Throughout it all, I mostly believed we could get it finished and for any doubt I had it was repressed by the power of peoples positivity and believe in the project.

The initial concept two years ago was to create an album of songs, simple in melody, simple in production, and contain a 'real feel' to them. It feels good to be able to say that we stuck to that statement, though temped to cut corners many times in the beginning we were focused not to let obstacles force us down a path we did not want to go. After time this concept was engraved in our minds and it got easier to accept that we needed to rerecord something because it didn't sound right, or retake a section so we did not have to edit it together. Frustrating but we believe that the outcome exceeds our initial expectations, aiming for the best we can do and having confidence we can do it.

My last album was recorded mainly by myself in my very small studio/kitchen/living room, using mostly synth instruments, and production to layer songs. This process worked at the time and it is a great way of getting ideas down but I fully reversed my method for this album. Moving to a new recording space and having the help of another engineer we were able to step up our recording quality from the source, using all real instruments, relying on the song writing itself to paint the picture rather than getting carried away with a lot of production. Of course this method is much more involved and real instruments take up much more room than computer based instruments, just come see the house! But again I was fortunate to have friends and even people I did not know to offer help and contributions to the project. A few things we begged, borrowed, stole?? not really, were; Piano, Hammond Organ, materials for staging and sound proofing, sound equipment and many many home baked goodies :) Most importantly though was the time that people committed to this recording, as we all get older time becomes more precious and I am grateful that everyone, including their families, were willing to give up their time to make this album what it is.

The above was taken from the first blog entry on Sunday, 25 May 2014, while recording the album.
www.robbmurphy.com/RM/Blog/Entries/2014/5/25_Beginnings.html

credits

released March 20, 2015

The Band

David Bennington
Bass guitar, electric guitar, trumpet, vocals

Kevin Carlisle
Drums, percussion, vocals

Lottie Field
Piano, vocals

Alan Ladd
Piano, string arrangement, vocals

Rick McKee
Electric guitar, 12 string guitar, mandolin, harmonica, vocals

Nick Topping
Drums, percussion, electric guitar, bass guitar

Robb Murphy
Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, banjo, Hammond organ, Rhodes piano, harmonica, glockenspiel, vocals

Additional Vocals
Louise Ladd, Amanda Agnew, Nicola Paul, Andrew Paul


Percy Robinson - Slide guitar

Strings performed by The Ulster String Quartet; Danny McCann-Williams, Thomas Jackson, Nicholas Rippon and Sian Hetherington

Produced by Robb Murphy at MVS Studios Belfast, recording engineer Alan Dickson.

Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering Phoenix, Arizona

Artwork by Ronan Reid


Special Thanks
Nicola Paul, Kirsten van den Bogaard, Annie Stutz, Stephany Baank, Peter Corbet, Simon & Trish Craig, Marty Donnelly, Neil Eaton, Murray McDowell, Seona Murray, Brian O’Neil, Sheridan Pennell, Andy Peters, Leah Robb, Enda Walsh

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Robb Murphy Belfast, UK

Robb is a singer songwriter from Belfast. The second studio album, 'Sleep Tonight', will be released on Feb 28th 2015

‘”Technically masterful and clear-cut”.... Goldenplec

“Starting as a piece of gentle acoustic pop, with hints of Jose Gonzalez and Damien Rice before cascading into synth-laden electro is no easy task, Robb makes fusing the two seem easy” .... BBC 6 Music

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