Leave to Remain (album)

Leave to Remain
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1, 2006 (2006-10-01)
RecordedJuly 2006 (2006-07)
GenreFolk
Length52:19
LabelCaw Records
Kathryn Williams chronology
Over Fly Over
(2003)
Leave to Remain
(2006)
Two
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Guardian4/5 stars[1]
Neu! Magazine8/10 stars[2]

Leave to Remain is the sixth studio album by Kathryn Williams released on CAW Records on 1 October 2006.[1] It was her first to feature Kate St John who would produce her next solo album, The Quickening, in 2010.

The track 'Stevie'[2] on the album refers to the poet and novelist Stevie Smith with its chorus echoing the title of her poem 'Not Waving But Drowning' . The song premiered at 'The Beat Goes On' at the Royal Albert Hall in 2005, an event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1965 International Poetry Incarnation at the same venue[3]

Drowned In Sound suggested the album "is captivating, even if it's not all that it could be"[4] with Popmatters review concluding that it's "an album that is extremely hard to get out of one's head indeed".[5] and The Guardian chiming 'both beautiful and intense, her best album yet'[6]

Track listing[]

  1. "Blue onto You" - 2:02
  2. "Let It Happen" - 3:35
  3. "Sustain Pedal" - 2:56
  4. "Stevie" - 3:03
  5. "Sandy L" - 3:53
  6. "When" - 3:52
  7. "Glass Bottom Boat" - 4:44
  8. "Hollow" - 3:31
  9. "Opened" - 2:27
  10. "Room in My Head" - 4:39

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Recording details[]

References[]

  1. ^ "Kathryn Williams - Leave To Remain". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  2. ^ "Kathryn Williams - Stevie Lyrics | MetroLyrics". www.metrolyrics.com. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  3. ^ "The International Poetry Incarnation: The Beat goes on". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  4. ^ "Album Review: Kathryn Williams - Leave To Remain". DrownedInSound. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  5. ^ "Kathryn Williams: Leave To Remain". PopMatters. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  6. ^ Mulholl, Garry (2006-09-16). "Kathryn Williams, Leave to Remain". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-03-27.