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Fire On All Sides

James Rhodes (piano)
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Label: Signum Classics
Recording details: December 2016
Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Mike Hatch & Robin Hawkins
Release date: January 2018
Total duration: 74 minutes 58 seconds

Cover artwork: Photograph of James Rhodes by Denis Blais

This album was recorded to accompany James Rhodes’ new book of the same name—an intimate exploration of what it’s like to be a celebrated pianist embarking on a world tour, when you have multiple voices jostling in your head, sabotaging your happiness and sapping your confidence.

So in 2016 I did an extensive tour of around twenty cities in a few short weeks. I wrote a book about it called Fire On All Sides and this recording is the soundtrack to that book. Like every other area of my life, it’s heavily based on fantasy.

A huge thank you both to those who came to the gigs and also to these immense composers for supplying the tools required to help put out the flames.

James Rhodes © 2017

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