Simon Hanson’s Songs from the Silver Box – a Review

Did you miss it? Some of you may have just missed it! Simon Hanson, Squeeze drummer and all-round good egg, released a solo album Songs from the Silver Box in a fantastic book package. The whole album was recorded on an iPad and all the photos and images in the booklet were produced with an iPad. It’s a wonderful sounding album.

I love the wistful first track ‘A9 (South)’ with a great lyric of a journey ‘All aboard for Cooper Angus’ indeed. ‘Beauty or More’ benefits from a funky farty bassline with plenty of dynamic range. Isn’t it amazing the sound you can get on an iPad?

Savaged from Simon Hanson’s Songs from the Silver Box starring Miss Dolly Blow Up and filmed at London’s famous venue The Water Rats in 2012

Daylight from Simon Hanson’s Songs from the Silver Box

Can’t Talk from Simon Hanson’s Songs from the Silver Box

This is the official video for the song Can’t Talk from Simon Hanson’s album Songs from the Silver Box available at www.simonhanson.co.uk.
It was filmed on an iPhone, in fact the song was entirely recorded on an iPad whilst on tour in the U.S.A. 2012. The road shots and flashing images are from Coachella 2012.

Beauty or More from Simon Hanson’s Songs from the Silver Box

The album is now available at simonhanson.bandcamp.com as a digital download.

The tracklisting:

1. A9 (South)
2. Beauty or More
3. Can’t Talk to You
4. Careful
5. Certain Kind of Wonderful
6. Daylight
7. Heart is on the Left
8.The Isle of Whitehorn
9. Keep Your Shoes Nice and Clean
10. Perfect
11. Auto Radio du Vacance
12. Savaged
13. Whitehaven

My favourite? ‘My Heart is on the Left’. Beautiful. The album’s quirky, original and great fun. Buy it. You’ll love it.
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