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The Spinning Top
 
CD cover
Covers for different versions

Released: 11 May 2009

All release dates

Highest UK Chart Position: 36

Chart History

Formats:

UK
CD Cat. No. TRANS102
Double Vinyl TRANS102X
CD Promo TRANSGRESSIVE 93

Other Countries & Formats
Japanese CD KCCD-363
Taiwanese CD HN644CD
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Record labels:

UK: Transgressive Records
Japan: KSR
Taiwan: High Note

Tracklist:

   01. Look Into The Light
  
02. This House
  
03. In The Morning
  
04. If You Want Me
  
05. Perfect Love
  
06. Brave The Storm
  
07. Dead Bees
  
08. Sorrow's Army
  
09. Caspian Sea
  
10. Home
  
11. Humble Man
  
12. Feel Alright
  
13. Far From Everything
  
14. Tripping Over
  
15. November


Bonus track in the Japanese release is "Sorrow's Army (Demo)".


Liner notes
Credits inside the album booklet.

Trivia:

  • The Spinning Top is a concept album that tells a story about a man from birth to death.
  • The album is mainly acoustic, although there are some electric guitars on it. "I wanted to show how exciting acoustic instruments can be, how dynamic and rich and heart-thumpingly raw they can sound at a time when acoustic music seems either too cute or too soppy," said Graham.
  • Guest artists on the album include Graham Fox (drums), Robyn Hitchcock (guitar), Danny Thompson (double-bass) and Louis Vause (piano).
  • The album was recorded in the spring 2008, but the release was pushed to 2009 because Graham was dropped from his then-label, EMI.
  • The album is dedicated to the memory of Davy Graham and John Martyn.
  • The font arrangement on the cover got re-designed before the release (most probably due to feedback from the fans). See the old cover.
  • Total running time (UK ver.): 68:35

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