> Folk Music > Records > Chris While: In the Big Room

Chris While: In the Big Room

Chris While: In the Big Room (Fledg'ling FLED 3009)

In the Big Room
Chris While

Fledg'ling Records FLED 3009 (CD, UK, 1997)

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Produced by Chris While and Julie Matthews;
Recorded by Anglin Buttimore in The Big Room, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man;
Mixed by Anglin Buttimore and Julie Matthews;
Mastered by Dennis Blackham at Country Masters;
Sleeve design, photography and digital artwork by Bryan Ledgard, Ledgard Jepson

Musicians

Chris While, vocals [1-12], background vocals [7, 12], guitar [3-6, 8-9, 11];
Julie Matthews, piano [1-11], organ [1, 12], keyboard [4], mandolin [12], background vocals [12];
Howard Lees, guitar [1-9, 11-12], lead guitar [1, 5, 8], percussion [9], background vocals [2, 11];
Pete Zorn, bass [1-9, 11-12], tambourine [1, 12], triangle [2], chime [5], whistle [7], flute [9], saxophone [9], percussion [9, 11], background vocals [2, 11];
Neil Marshall, drums [1-9, 11-12], percussion [1, 9];
Kellie While, guest vocals [4], background vocals [7, 12];
Helen Watson, background vocals [7, 12];

Tracks

  1. River Song (4.11)
  2. Living Apart (3.58)
  3. Too Good For Me (3.47)
  4. Broken Things (3.05)
  5. Sister Moon (4.12)
  6. Half a Lifetime (2.35)
  7. You and Your Heart (3.55)
  8. Susan (3.06)
  9. Loving Hand (4.26)
  10. Every Word We Speak (Sounds Like Goodbye) (4.08)
  11. Give Me Wings (3.35)
  12. Walk Beside You (4.24)

Tracks 1-3, 6-9 Chris While;
Track 4 Julie Miller;
Track 5 words Chris and Joe While, music Chris While;
Track 10 Julie Matthews;
Track 11 Rhonda Fleming, Don Schlitz;
Track 12 Julie Matthews, Chris While, Helen Watson

> Folk Music > Records > Chris While and Julie Matthews: Higher Potential

Chris While and Julie Matthews: Higher Potential

Chris While and Julie Matthews: Higher Potential (Fat Cat FATCD007)

Higher Potential
Chris While and Julie Matthews

Fat Cat Records FATCD007 (CD, UK, 1999)

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Produced by Julie Matthews and Chris While;
Recorded and mixed by Julie Matthews at Central Studios, assisted by Steve Brookfield;
Drums and bass recorded by Tim Woodward at Courtyard Studios;
Mastered by Andy Seward at Sight and Sound;
Photographs by Christine Collister, Julie Matthews and Chris While;
Design by Bryan Ledgard and Dan Bedford at Ledgard Jepson

Musicians

Chris While, vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion;
Julie Matthews, vocals, guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, piano, keys, harmonica;
Neil Marshall, drums, percussion;
Andy Seward, bass, double bass;
Steve Brookfield, Hammond organ, sampled brass, keyboards;
P.J. Wright, electric guitars, dobro, pedal steel, harmonica;
Karen Tweed, piano accordion [7, 11];
Helen Watson, Kellie While, backing vocals

Tracks

  1. Everything Turns (5.36)
  2. Tyre Tracks in the Snow (3.35)
  3. The Light in My Mother's Eyes (4.20)
  4. Angels Walk Among Us (3.50)
  5. The Leaving (4.22)
  6. It's a Wodnerful Life (3.02)
  7. Love Has Gone to War (4.05)
  8. When Love Asks (3.26)
  9. Two Shades Deeper Than Blue (4.58)
  10. The Weight of Loving You (3.44)
  11. The Heart May Be Right (4.45)
  12. Racing to Millennium (3.49)
  13. Digging Holes (4.27)

Tracks 1, 9 Julie Matthews, Steve Brookfield;
Tracks 2-3, 7 Chris While;
Tracks 4, 6, 8, 10-11, 13 Julie Matthews;
Tracks 5, 12 Julie Matthews, Chris While

> Folk Music > Records > Chris While and Julie Matthews: The Best of While & Matthews

Chris While and Julie Matthews: The Best of While & Matthews

Chris While and Julie Matthews: The Best of While & Matthews (Fat Cat FATCD017)

The Best of While & Matthews
Chris While and Julie Matthews

Fat Cat Records FATCD017 (CD, UK, 2006)

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Cover and case photos by Emma Innocenti;
Cover design by Bryan Ledgard

Musicians

Chris While, vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion;
Julie Matthews, vocals, guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, piano, keys, harmonica;
and others

Tracks

  1. The Light in My Mother's Eyes (4.21)
  2. Westward (3.51)
  3. Shadow of My Former Self (4.11)
  4. Walk the Line (4.01)
  5. Generation Game (6.53)
  6. Distant As the Poles (4.17)
  7. Even the Desert Bears a Seed (3.56)
  8. Piecework (4.03)
  9. Seven Years of Rust (4.03)
  10. Steady Breathing (3.55)
  11. Perfect Mistake (3.57)
  12. On My Way (3.40)
  13. Thorn Upon the Rose (5.22)
  14. Starting All Over (4.30)
  15. Class Reunion (5.05)

Tracks 1-3, 6, 8, 11 Julie Matthews, Chris While;
Tracks 4, 7 Chris While;
Tracks 5, 9-10, 12-13 Julie Matthews

Tracks 7-9, 14-15 are from Piecework (1997);
Track 1 is from Higher Potential (1999);
Tracks 3-4, 6 are from Quest (2001);
Tracks 2, 5, 11 are from Perfect Mistake (2003);
Tracks 10, 12 are from Here and Now (2005);
Track 13 is from the EP The Ballads (200x)

> Folk Music > Records > Chris While and Julie Matthews: Stage 2: Live at the Firehouse

Chris While and Julie Matthews: Stage 2: Live at the Firehouse

Chris While and Julie Matthews: Stage 2: Live at the Firehouse (Fat Cat FATCD019)

Stage 2: Live at the Firehouse
Chris While and Julie Matthews

Fat Cat Records FATCD019 (CD, UK, 2007)

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Produced by Dr Werner Fuhr for WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln;
Recorded live at the Feuerschlösschen, Bad Honnef, Germany, on October 20, 2006;
Sound engineer: Arnd Coopers;
Sound technician: Irene van Dreyke;
Compiled and remastered by Julie Matthews;
Bonus studio track recorded ar Central Studio Southport in June 2007;
Cover design by Julie Matthews

Musicians

Chris While, vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion;
Julie Matthews, vocals, guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, piano, keys, harmonica

with
Danny While, lapsteel [13]

Tracks

  1. Quest (2.52)
  2. On My Way (3.57)
  3. Shadow of My Former Self (4.21)
  4. Walk the Line (4.27)
  5. Westward (4.23)
  6. Now That Love Has Gone (3.21)
  7. Steady Breathing (4.24)
  8. Feel Good List (3.31)
  9. Perfect Mistake (4.02)
  10. Distant As the Poles (5.01)
  11. Blind Faith (4.27)
  12. All Around the World (5.14)
  13. Minstrel's Lullaby (bonus studio track) (2.42)

Tracks 1-3, 6, 8, 11 Julie Matthews, Chris While;
Tracks 4, 7 Chris While;
Tracks 5, 9-10, 12-13 Julie Matthews

> Folk Music > Records > Chris While and Julie Matthews: Infinite Sky

Chris While and Julie Matthews: Infinite Sky

Chris While and Julie Matthews: Infinite Sky (Fat Cat FATCD027)

Infinite Sky
Chris While and Julie Matthews

Fat Cat Records FATCD027 (CD, UK, 2012)

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Produced by Chris While and Julie Matthews;
Recorded and mixed by Julie Matthews at The Headshed;
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering;
Photography by Kirstie Hunt Photography;
Sleeve design and artwork by Bryan Ledgard

Musicians

Chris While, vocals, guitar;
Julie Matthews, vocals, guitar, high-strung guitar, piano, keyboards;
Howard Lees, lead acoustic and electric guitars;
Neil Fairclough, bass and fretless bass, vocals [7];
Bryan Hargreaves, drums and percussion;
Kelly While, harmony vocals [2, 4, 11];
Nancy Kerr, fiddle [4], viola [4, 6];
Martin Simpson, slide guitar [7];
Andy Cutting, melodeon [6]

Tracks

  1. This Beautiful Life (4.20)
  2. Half a World Away (4.03)
  3. Inconvenient Hero (5.19)
  4. South America (Come Home Soon) (6.13)
  5. Gravity (4.04)
  6. Nie Wieder (Never Again) (3.57)
  7. Shaky Town (3.45)
  8. Come on Over (3.23)
  9. I Apologise (5.37)
  10. Broken Crash Barrier (4.38)
  11. Hope Springs (3.59)

Tracks 1, 3, 5-6, 9, 11 Julie Matthews;
Tracks 2, 4, 8, 10 Chris While;
Tracks 7 Julie Matthews, Chris While

> Folk Music > Records > Chris While and Julie Matthews: Who We Are

Chris While and Julie Matthews: Who We Are

Chris While and Julie Matthews: Who We Are (Fat Cat FATCD029)

Who We Are
Chris While and Julie Matthews

Fat Cat Records FATCD029 (CD, UK, 2014)

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Produced by Chris While and Julie Matthews;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Julie Matthews at The Headshed;
Design and photography by Bryan Ledgard;
Original art ‘Who We Are’ by Julie Matthews

Musicians

Chris While, vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar, lap steel, high-strung guitar, banjo, bowed psaltery, glockenspiel;
Julie Matthews, vocals, background vocals, guitars, gazouki, piano, keyboards, piano accordion, mandolin, ukulele;
Howard Lees, electric and acoustic guitars;
Neil Fairclough, bass guitars;
Bryan Hargreaves, drums and percussion;
Kelly While, harmony vocals;
Joe Broughton, violins;
Kit Bailey, Mel Ledgard, Belinda O'Hooley, Heidi Tidow, Kellie While, factory girl chorus [7]

Tracks

  1. If This Were Your Last Day (4.27)
  2. Gone Girl Gone (5.15)
  3. Get Through This Somehow (3.53)
  4. I Don't Know (3.27)
  5. Dancing Under the Gallows (4.26)
  6. Heaven Is Changing (6.30)
  7. Drop Hammer (2.37)
  8. White Feather (4.57)
  9. Mad Men (4.25)
  10. That's Nor Who We Are (5.31)
  11. Under a Button Moon (3.34)

Tracks 1, 5, 8, 11 Julie Matthews;
Tracks 2, 4, 9-10 Julie Matthews, Chris While;
Tracks 3, 6-7 Chris While

> Folk Music > Records > Chris While and Julie Matthews: Shoulder to Shoulder

Chris While and Julie Matthews: Shoulder to Shoulder

Chris While and Julie Matthews: Shoulder to Shoulder (Fat Cat FATCD035)

Shoulder to Shoulder
Chris While and Julie Matthews

Fat Cat Records FATCD035 (CD, UK, 2016)

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Produced by Chris While and Julie Matthews;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Julie Matthews at The Headshed;
Double bass recorded in Australia by Steve Vella at Dog and Bear Studios;
Ken Nicol's guitar recorded by Ken Nicol;
Original illistrations by Julie Matthews;
Sleeve design by Bryan Ledgard

Musicians

Chris While, lead vocals, vocals, guitar, percussion, accordion;
Julie Matthews, lead vocals, vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards;
Neil Fairclough, bass;
Neil Marshall, drums;
Johnny Heyes, electric and acoustic guitars;
Danny Hart, fiddles, banjo;
Kelly While, backing vocals;
Elizabeth Frencham, double bass;
Ken Bicol, electric and acoustic guitars;
Christine Collister, backing vocals

Tracks

  1. The Skin That I'm In (3.48)
  2. Slim to Nil (4.29)
  3. Here It Comes Again (3.54)
  4. Ordinary Day (5.08)
  5. Pride (4.57)
  6. Pinjarra Dreams (5.39)
  7. Tree of Life (5.00)
  8. Nothing Yanks My Chain (Like You Do) (3.12)
  9. Are We Human? (4.11)
  10. Leap of Faith (4.52)
  11. My Salty Dog and Me (5.09)

Tracks 1, 7 Julie Matthews, Chris While;
Tracks 2, 8, 10 Chris While, Charlie Dore;
Tracks 3-5, 9, 11 Julie Matthews;
Track 6 Chris While

> Folk Music > Records > Chris While and Julie Matthews: The Best of While & Matthews Vol. 2

Chris While and Julie Matthews: The Best of While & Matthews Vol. 2

Chris While and Julie Matthews: The Best of While & Matthews Vol. 2 (Fat Cat FATCD038)

The Best of While & Matthews Vol. 2
Chris While and Julie Matthews

Fat Cat Records FATCD038 (CD, UK, 2017)

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Remastered by Julie Matthews at The Headshed;
Sleeve design by Chris While;
Illustration by Julie Matthews

Musicians

Chris While, vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion;
Julie Matthews, vocals, guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, piano, keys, harmonica;
and others

Tracks

  1. The Coldest Winds Do Blow (4.38)
  2. Gone Girl Gone (5.15)
  3. Blind Faith (4.09)
  4. Rock of Gelt (4.52)
  5. Single Act of Kindness (3.44)
  6. Heaven Is Changing (6.31)
  7. If This Were Your Last Day (4.25)
  8. Drop Hammer (2.38)
  9. Hope Springs (3.59)
  10. Together Alone (4.53)
  11. Inconvenient Hero (5.19)
  12. Nie Wieder (3.57)
  13. Angels Walk Among Us (3.53)
  14. We're Not Over Yet (3.38)
  15. South America (Come Home Soon) (6.13)
  16. Quest (3.48)

Tracks 1, 6, 8, 15 Chris While;
Tracks 2-3, 10, 16 Julie Matthews, Chris While;
Tracks 4-5, 7, 9, 11-14 Julie Matthews

Track 13 is from Higher Potential (1999);
Tracks 3, 16 are from Quest (2001);
Tracks 5, 10 are from Together Alone (2008);
Tracks 1, 4, 14 are from Hitting the Ground Running (2010);
Tracks 9, 11-12, 15 are from Infinite Sky (2012);
Tracks 2, 6-8 are from Who We Are (2014)

> Folk Music > Records > Chris While and Julie Matthews

Other records with Chris While and Julie Matthews

Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson, Chris While, Daphne's Flight, CD, Fledg'ling FIVE 005, 1996

Various Artists, Georgia on Our Mind, CD, Deep Sea Records, SeaD 8001, 1997

Various Artists, Huntingdon Folk 2, CD, Speaking Volumes SVL 06CD, 1998

The Albion Band, Albion Heart, compilation CD, Delta 47011, 1999

The Albion Band, The HTD Years, compilation CD with three new live tracks, HTD Records HTD CD 116, 2000

Various Artists, Heart of England, CD, Teenage Cancer Trust TCTCD 101, 2000

Various Artists, Port Fairy Folk Festival, CD, Shock PFFF002CD, 2000

Little Johnny England, Little Johnny England, CD, Fellside FECD165, 2001

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2001, CD, Topic TSCD850, 2001

Various Artists, Heart of England Volume Two, 2 CD, Teenage Cancer Trust TCTCD 102/103, 2002

Various Artists, Roots & Wings, 2 CD, Holmfirth Festival HFRCD25, 2003

Various Artists, Folk Festival: A Celebration of Music Recorded at the Sidmouth International Festival, 2 CD, Gott Disks GOTTBOX 011, 2004

Various Artists, Someone Was Calling, 2 CD, Symposium SIUM 1347/48, 2004

Christine Collister, Love…, CD, Stereoscout STSCT007, 2005

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2005, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK01, 2005

John Tams et al, The Song of Steel (The 2006 Radio Ballads), CD, Gott GOTTCD047, 2006

John Tams et al, The Enemy That Lives Within (The 2006 Radio Ballads), CD, Gott GOTTCD048, 2006

John Tams et al, The Horn of the Hunter (The 2006 Radio Ballads), CD, Gott GOTTCD049, 2006

John Tams et al, Swings and Roundabouts (The 2006 Radio Ballads), CD, Gott GOTTCD050, 2006

John Tams et al, Thirty Years of Conflict (The 2006 Radio Ballads), CD, Gott GOTTCD051, 2006

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2006, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK02, 2006

John Tams et al, The Songs of the Radio Ballads, CD, Gott GOTTCD053, 2007

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008, 3 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK05, 2008

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009, 3 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK08, 2009

John Tams et al, The Ballad of the Miners' Strike (The Radio Ballads), digital download, Delphonic DELPH007, 2010

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK11, 2011

Various Artists, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan: A Folk Tribute, digital download, Delphonic DELPH010, 2011