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Across Six Leap Years


2013 is a landmark year for Tindersticks, who turn 21. In this time they have recorded nine studio albums, composed music for films, museums, fashion shows and installations, have toured the world, played with various orchestras, collaborated with many great singers and musicians, lost their desire, split up, rearranged, reformed, re-kindled their musical passion and in 2012 made what they, and many critics consider to be one of their finest albums, The Something Rain. Tindersticks wanted to mark this special anniversary year in some way, to connect this history with what they have become. After much discussion, they entered the legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road and between the 6th and 9th of April 2013 recorded Across Six Leap Years, their 10th studio album; 10 new versions of songs from throughout their history. Across the years some songs were "lost along the way." For one reason or another, they never became how they were imagined to be in their recorded form, until now. Across Six Leap Years brings together these previously-unrealized tracks as part-celebration, part-reinvention. "Recording these songs again was not so much about righting past mistakes or inadequacies, but more about the power of now. It's something that's been growing since the film shows, something that made us recognize how we feel now, and connecting that to our past feels important. Walking up to Abbey Road, it could easily have overcome us. But it had nothing to do with its past. We weren't there to take photos on the crossing. I didn't think about playing the 'Lady Madonna' piano. I'd like to say it was just another studio, but sadly, that's not true anymore. It's one of the only studios of its kind left. And it wasn't about our past either. These songs feel like cover versions. Someone else's music we feel we had something new to bring to." --David Boulter, 2013