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Babybird Back Together (Remix)
Label: Echo ECSCD73
Format: CD, Single, CD1
Style: Leftfield, Trip Hop
1 Back Together (Remix)
Engineer James Young
Mixed By James Young, Steve Lironi*
Producer Steve Lironi*
2 Like Before https://xbabybird.bandcamp.com/track/like-before
Mixed By, Engineer Matt Hay
Producer Stephen Jones
3 C.F.C. (US Album Version) https://xbabybird.bandcamp.com/track/cfc-u-s-version
Mixed By Darren Allison
Producer Stephen Jones, Steve Power
Phonographic Copyright (p) The Echo Label Ltd.
Copyright (c) The Echo Label Ltd.
Distributed By Pinnacle (3)
Published By Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Glass Mastered At Nimbus
Design Ded Associates, S. Jones*
Photography By Al Levy
Written-By Stephen Jones
Back Together (original version) is taken from the album ‘Theres Something Going On’.
Published by Chrysalis Music Limited.
All tracks 1999 The Echo Label Ltd.
© 1999 The Echo Label Ltd.
The copyright in this sound recording and of this artwork is owned by The Echo Label Ltd.
The Echo Label is part of The Chrysalis Group PLC.
Distributed in the UK by Pinnacle.
Made in the UK.
Tracks durations are not printed on the release.
Barcode: 5 027529 712127
Matrix / Runout: D3088 ECSCD 73 NIMBUS
Mastering SID Code: IFPI L123
Mould SID Code: ifpi 2334
Baby Bird began as the alias of Stephen Jones, a prolific British singer/songwriter who initiated his performing career as a member of the Dogs in Honey “anti-theater” troupe. After buying a four-track machine, he began making his first lo-fi home recordings; over the next several years, he wrote some 400 eclectic pop songs, ranging in content from surreal, comic narratives to intensely personal meditations.
At the urging of friends, Jones sent out Baby Bird tapes to record companies, but his music was roundly rejected; however, Chrysalis Music did offer a publishing deal which Jones accepted, applying his earnings towards financing a series of independently-released, limited-edition collections. The first disc of material culled from the vast Baby Bird archives, I Was Born a Man, appeared in 1995; within the course of a year, three other acclaimed albums — Bad Shave, Fatherhood, and The Happiest Man Alive — followed, and won Jones a contract with Echo Records.
Upon making the leap to a major label, Baby Bird mutated from a one-man project into a full band, as Jones assembled a backing group comprised of guitarist Luke Scott, bassist John Pedder, keyboardist Hugh Chadbourne, and drummer Rob Gregory. In its new incarnation, Baby Bird debuted in late 1996 with Ugly Beautiful, a lush, sparkling collection of re-recordings of favorite songs from Jones’ back catalogue, all selected by fans by means of postcard ballots included in the first four albums.
In 1997, Dying Happy was assembled; issued in a limited pressing of 1000 copies, the disc compiled a number of previously unreleased songs that Jones had kicking around. Theres Something Going On followed in 1998, and two years passed until the release of Bugged, Baby Birds ninth full-length.
“CONSUMMATELY CAPABLE OF HEART-STOPPING TENDERNESS” (MELODY MAKER)”FOR THE DULLARDS WHO WROTE OFF STEPHEN JONES AS A DRIED-UP OLD IRONIST, HERE’S AND ELEGANT RIPOSTE.. A DEAD MAN’S WALTZ THAT’S AS MISERABLY PERVERSE AS IT IS ELEGANTLY BEAUTIFUL” (GRIP MAGAZINE)”A LOVELY SONG – MEMORABLE, ANGRY AND OPTIMISTIC” (THE GUARDIAN)
This is probably the best babybird single yet…true.
Stephen Jones aka babybird has never released one of his many astonishingly beautiful ballads as a single, despite them being “bigger” than the steady stream of guitar pop singles. Perhaps it was the fear of rejection by radio with a “slowie” or more likely, the production and arrangement suggested more of an indie band release than an international hit. Enter Steve Lironi who has remixed and re-recorded most of Back Together, with a new vocal by Stephen. Without question this is the way forward for a songwriter and vocalist of Stephen’s cabibre. This can be a hit purely on the basis of airplay alone so the ball is in our court and we’re hitting it right back to you. Check the video, it is the longest xxxx ever seen on a promo vid. True. -SP.
Review from The Bad Pages
“One can regret that this version never made it to the album because it is no less than the greatest and most grievous balled Jones have ever penned – no less. Far away from any bedroom-recording amateurism, this is Babybird on the largest symphonic scale imaginable.
Back Together is a tale of lost love and separation with grandiose stings arrangement and a final that will leave you breathless – it’s that beautiful, really!. Probably the best single so far, how I would have loved a 5 track version. CD1 includes a version of ‘Hatesong’ (sounds like a live take in the studio) and CD2 covers I was Born a man’s ‘CFC’ – the same version found on the US version of Ugly Beautiful.”