Ocean Colour Scene frontman Simon Fowler has revealed a brilliant cover of The Stone Roses classic ‘I Am The Ressurection’. The track, which you can hear below, is part of his side project Merrymouth new album, ‘Wenlock Hill’.
Speaking of the cover, Fowler said, “It was really interesting to strip this tune down to a piano, strings and three part harmony,” Adam described. “We have always felt that although Ian Brown is never associated with folk, there is an influence in his vocal and melodies. Since songs are kept alive by different singers interpreting them, we wanted to add our own touches to this tune.” For a similar reason, their inspired reworking of The Stranglers’ track Duchess was because “it too had a great melody and could almost be a Ray Davies song,” he added.
Guest appearances include the legendary Chas Hodges on Salt Breeze, and award winning violinist John McCusker assisted on several further tracks, both artists having been of great influence on Merrymouth. Also guesting were Catherine Harper (cello), Andy Derrick (trombone), Hugh Thomas (clarinet), Anthony Jones (muted trumpet) and Nick Lyndon (double bass).
The album was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire and was produced by Dan Sealey and Adam Barry.
Merrymouth will embark on a UK tour to support the release of Wenlock Hill. Current dates are:
Thurs. 8th May The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Fri. 9th May Rothes Hall, Glenrothes
Sat. 10th May Tolbooth, Stirling
Fri. 16th May The Met, Bury
Sat. 17th May The Mac, Birmingham
Sun. 18th May The Glee Club, Nottingham
Sun. 1st June The Glee Club, Cardiff
Mon. 2nd June Kings Place, London