Recorded in Australia by famed Adelaide Producer Matt Hills, "The Red Coats" is Brillig's debut acoustic album.
It has been released throughout Europe, UK, Russia & North America in July 2009 by German label Black Rain, to coincide with Brillig's international festival debut and European CD Launch Tour. Back home in Australia, the LP was released during the 2010 Adelaide Fringe Festival, with further Australian/NZ CD launches throughout 2010.
Continuing in the same acoustic style as the Jack Davey EP, the new 12 track album also contains more up-tempo songs, sea shanties, a beautiful ghost story, a tribute to Brillig's favourite drink Absinthe, and of course the requisite folk murder ballads.
Full track listing:
1. Death At Sea
2. The Red Coats
3. Bird from the Ashes
4. Assorted Fate
5. The Old Captain
6. The Frozen Lake
8. Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
9. Jack Davey
10. Springtime in Kyoto
(11. Phantom's Theme [Paul Williams] not available to download; only purchasable via hard copy CD)
12. Emily of the Grace
The CD is gathering rave reviews, and is currently enjoying press and airplay across the globe, including Australia, Germany, UK, USA, The Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Italy, France, Russia, Czech Republic, Switzerland & more. "The Red Coats" was also Three D Radio's Feature Release, and spent 8 weeks on the station's Top 20+1 charts, including the #2 spot.
* "9.5 out of 10" - ORKUS Magazine (Germany)
* "a total work of art."- MEDIENKONVERTER (Germany)
* "a masterpiece ...musical pearls full of fragility & grace." - USELINKS (Germany)
* "Absolutely recommendable."- DARK MOMENTS (Germany)
* "The offspring between Nick Cave & The Pogues. " SIDE-LINE (Belgium)
released February 21, 2010
All songs written by M. Swayne / E. Reid / D. Meredith, except track 11 "Phantom's Theme", words & music by Paul Williams
Recorded by Matt Hills at Hillside Studios, Adelaide Australia
Produced & mixed by Matt Hills & Brillig
Mastered by Neville Clark at Disk-Edits, Adelaide Australia
Artwork & layout by Elizabeth Reid, Band Photography by Jackie Reichstein, Snow Photography by John Dirga.
Released in Europe, UK, Russia, USA by Black Rain Records (www.blackrain.de
Released independently in Australia