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All My Sins LP

Maeve O'Boyle

All My Sins LP

...a master class in melodic, folk-tinged pop
AKH 363 (Linn Records)
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180 gram vinyl $40.00
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1
Old Greenwich Time

Old Greenwich Time

Soloist

Maeve O'Boyle

Band

Maeve O'Boyle - vocals & acoustic guitars, Liam Bradley - drums & percussion, Laurence Cottle - bass, Stuart McCredie - electric & acoustic guitars, Calum Malcolm - pianos & organs, John McCusker - fiddle

Writer

Maeve O'Boyle, Ricky Ross

03:28 Play
2
The Place You Became

The Place You Became

Soloist

Maeve O'Boyle

Band

Maeve O'Boyle - vocals & acoustic guitars, Liam Bradley - drums & percussion, Laurence Cottle - bass, Stuart McCredie - electric & acoustic guitars, Calum Malcolm - pianos & organs, John McCusker - fiddle, Greg Barnes - organ

Writer

Maeve O'Boyle

05:09 Play
3
Facing Home

Facing Home

Soloist

Maeve O'Boyle

Band

Maeve O'Boyle - vocals & acoustic guitars, Liam Bradley - drums & percussion, Laurence Cottle - bass, Stuart McCredie - electric & acoustic guitars, Calum Malcolm - pianos & organs, John McCusker - fiddle

Writer

Maeve O'Boyle

04:57 Play
4
Taxi

Taxi

Soloist

Maeve O'Boyle

Band

Maeve O'Boyle - vocals & acoustic guitars, Liam Bradley - drums & percussion, Laurence Cottle - bass, Stuart McCredie - electric & acoustic guitars, Calum Malcolm - pianos & organs, John McCusker - fiddle

Writer

Maeve O'Boyle

03:00 Play
5
Swimming Upstream

Swimming Upstream

Soloist

Maeve O'Boyle

Band

Maeve O'Boyle - vocals & acoustic guitars, Liam Bradley - drums & percussion, Laurence Cottle - bass, Stuart McCredie - electric & acoustic guitars, Calum Malcolm - pianos & organs, John McCusker - fiddle, Cameron Malcolm - additional guitar

Writer

Maeve O'Boyle, Gordon Goudie, John McLaughlin

04:10 Play
6
Butterfly

Butterfly

Soloist

Maeve O'Boyle

Band

Maeve O'Boyle - vocals & acoustic guitars, Liam Bradley - drums & percussion, Laurence Cottle - bass, Stuart McCredie - electric & acoustic guitars, Calum Malcolm - pianos & organs, John McCusker - fiddle

Writer

Maeve O'Boyle

03:43 Play
7
Carnival Attraction

Carnival Attraction

Soloist

Maeve O'Boyle

Band

Maeve O'Boyle - vocals & acoustic guitars, Liam Bradley - drums & percussion, Laurence Cottle - bass, Stuart McCredie - electric & acoustic guitars, Calum Malcolm - pianos & organs, John McCusker - fiddle, Greg Barnes - organ

Writer

Maeve O'Boyle, Gordon Goudie

03:13 Play
8
All My Sins

All My Sins

Soloist

Maeve O'Boyle

Band

Maeve O'Boyle - vocals & acoustic guitars, Liam Bradley - drums & percussion, Laurence Cottle - bass, Stuart McCredie - electric & acoustic guitars, Calum Malcolm - pianos & organs, John McCusker - fiddle

Writer

Maeve O'Boyle, Gordon Goudie

03:41 Play
9
Romeo

Romeo

Soloist

Maeve O'Boyle

Band

Maeve O'Boyle - vocals & acoustic guitars, Liam Bradley - drums & percussion, Laurence Cottle - bass, Stuart McCredie - electric & acoustic guitars, Calum Malcolm - pianos & organs, John McCusker - fiddle

Writer

Maeve O'Boyle, Gordon Goudie

04:49 Play
10
Pray It Never Happens

Pray It Never Happens

Soloist

Maeve O'Boyle

Band

Maeve O'Boyle - vocals & acoustic guitars, Liam Bradley - drums & percussion, Laurence Cottle - bass, Stuart McCredie - electric & acoustic guitars, Calum Malcolm - pianos & organs, John McCusker - fiddle

Writer

Maeve O'Boyle, Gordon Goudie

02:53 Play
Total Running Time 39 minutes
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Produced by Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile), 'All My Sins', 180g vinyl is a master class in melodic, folk-tinged pop and features co-writes with, among others, Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue) and Francis Macdonald (Teenage Fanclub).

'Maeve's mournful, plaintive and utterly beguiling voice ensures there are no misses on this triumphant debut.' Daily Express


Produced by Calum Malcolm and Stuart McCredie

Maeve O'Boyle - vocals
Stuart McCredie - guitars
Calum Malcolm - keyboards
Laurence Cottle - bass
Liam Bradley - drums
John McCusker - fiddle

Recorded at Terminal Music and Carlekemp Lodge on the 17th, 18th and 19th of April 2008
Mixed at Carlekemp Lodge by Calum Malcolm
Photography by Simon Forsythe
Design by The Art Surgery Old Greenwich Time
(Maeve O'Boyle and Ricky Ross)

A future shaped but not yet moulded
A Firework of youth you're so explosive
And how we gonna hold you back?
When I wanna keep you close
And I want to let you go.

I can forgive you're only crime
Racing the hands of old Greenwich time

All this time
You've been running and rushing through your life
All this time
I've been holding onto mine
All this time
I was sure that I would catch you

But you're wide awake in your pacific time zone
And I'm counting minutes down to midnight
But they move so slow

In old Greenwich time
What time of day do you call this
It's 6am in an hour my day begins again
I don't want to hear about California sunset
Cause the sun is rising over hear
I've gotta go.

Why does your voice sound so inviting
Is it cause I'm lonely hear
On old Greenwich time

All this time
You've been jumping oceans and chasing suns
All this time
All these things I've never done
All this time
I was sure that I would catch you

But you're wide-awake in your pacific time zone
And I'm counting minutes down to midnight
But they move so slow
And everyone says that this is wrong
But I'd so love to go
Your words keep pulling me
But I still say no
Cause I'm on
Old Greenwich time The Place You Became
(Maeve O'Boyle and Gordon Goudie)

Born under a northern sky
On a winters day
Northwest of the borderline
Where the cold winds play

My mum loved me and my daddy too
It wasn't enough to make me stay
Went to school but it let me down
Learnt to do things my own way

I thought I could, given time
Break away and draw a line

But you can burn bridges behind you
You can run far away
And you can lay you head down to dream
In a different place
But that dream stays the same
Of the place that you became

I left home in search of something new
Over oceans turquoise blue
I traced rainbows in summer lands
And walked down nameless avenues

I got these pictures of you but they don't see or feel
Feel or see the things I do

I thought I could, given time
Break away and draw a line

But you can burn bridges behind you
You can run far away
And you can lay you head down to dream
In a different place
But that dream stays the same
Of the place that you became

So I ran
Like the river running from the source
So I ran
Up stream

Thought I could
Given time
Break away and draw a line...

But you can burn bridges behind you
You can run far away
And you can lay you head down to dream
In a different place
But that dream stays the same
Of the place that you became Facing Home
(Maeve O'Boyle)

I can almost feel your hand touching mine
I can almost see an old clock showing old time
I can almost hear cead mile failte and all of that
I can see you now...hello

And what a nice place you got here
What a nice place indeed
And what a nice place you got here
Facing home

I can almost read the thoughts settled in your eyes
I can almost speak the questions so heavy on my mind
And I can almost listen to the answers I want to hear
I can hear you now...hello

And what a nice place you got here
What a nice place indeed
And what a nice place you got here
Facing home

No matter what you believe
Or what ideas you conceive
Close you eyes and you'll find me
Facing home...

I can almost understand the simplicity of it all
I can almost comprehend that I haven't lost you at all
I can almost make myself listen to what I need to hear
And I can almost believe that you are here

And what a nice place you got here
What a nice place indeed
And what a nice place you got here
Facing home Taxi
(Maeve O'Boyle)

Its two a.m and I'm frozen stiff
And I flag down the taxi with all the strength I got left
The worlds the way it should be
Yeah "k" comes after "j" and twoâ€TM's before three

The cab drivers talking about his day
Says its unusual ma'am to see traffic this heavy this late

Cab drivers yelling beating his horn
He say's I hate these drivers they never
Admit it when they're wrong

The world keeps spinning but
I hope and pray that I'm dreaming
I shut down lock out I'm numb
This worlds the way you left it
Everything keeps turning on
Lock out shut down and I'm lost

Just here's fine and keep the change
I push at a pull door
My minds gone a little strange
I know the past was fixed to last
With photographs and memories

But I can't help thinking and dwelling on the past
What if that had have happened and good things were made to last
I see your brave face broken down in a lapse of concentration in
The middle of our town...

The world keeps spinning but
I hope and pray that I'm dreaming
I shut down lock out I'm numb
This worlds the way you left it
Everything keeps turning on
Lock out shut down and I'm lost Swimming Upstream
(Maeve O'Boyle, Gordon Goudie and John McLaughlin)

I'm just testing the water
Before I dive in
Will it taste as sweet? As I'm hoping

Im so tired
So tired
Of swimming up stream...

So I've sailed close to the shoreline
Because every time, I find my self at sea
I'm consumed by the tide
I never heal completely

Im so tired
So tired of swimming up stream

But if I go
Falling in deep
Deep in love with you
Will you stay by my side?
Love me my whole life through
If I fall in deep
Deep I love with you

Faith so hard to recover
When it goes against what I believe
But now nothing's making sense, so I'll stop listening to myself
Fall into your mystery

Cause I'm so tired
Oh so tired
Of swimming up stream

But if I go
Falling in deep
Deep in love with you
Will you stay by my side?
Love me my whole life through
If fall in deep
Deep in love with you

But if I go
Falling in deep
Deep in love with you
Will you stay by my side
Love me my whole life through
If I fall in deep
Deep in love with you

But if I go
Falling in deep
Deep in love with you
Will you stay by my side
Love me my whole life through
If I fall in deep
Deep in love with you

Its two a.m and I'm frozen stiff and I flag down the taxi... Butterfly
(Maeve O'Boyle)

I'm looking for the time of my life
Edging toward the edge of my life
Inside the hurricane that carries me through
Another day; to live this thrill again and again

Don't look so worried
Don't look so scared
I'm in control of it this time I swear
Don't look so frightened
Don't look so afraid
I hate to see you cry
Butterfly, butterfly...

I'm looking for my life in these times
Edging toward, the inspiration of this height
What a view...
What a sight, this light tonight and every night

Don't look so worried
Don't look so scared
I'm in control of it this time I swear
Don't look so frightened
Don't look so afraid
I hate to see you cry
Butterfly, butterfly...

And of all you would do for me
And of all I would do for you anything at all
And of all you would do for me
Can't give up what I need...
Butterfly

Don't look so worried
Don't look so scared
I'm in control of it this time I swear
Don't look so frightened
Don't look so afraid
I hate to see you cry
Butterfly. Carnival Attraction
(Maeve O'Boyle and Gordon Goudie)

Lady tried to die young but then she aged
Like the red red wine caressing her lips
Another cigarette and one for the road
Surviving hard and fast and always dancing solo

Lady had a great head for heights
And always stumbled across her own sweet spotlight
Another Polaroid, there's blood on her hands
Her fingers grip the wheel; she's breaking out with the band

She don't wanna live forever
You cant make her try
Better things to do with this life
Than to spend your time trying to stay alive

She might make the Sunday papers
Oh those headlines and by-lines
They read like Plath poetry
The world knows better
Think you know her
You don't
You'll never know the flight of this free bird

Oh no you'll never know

And lifes a carnival attraction
And songs for the kids
Oh stop your complaing
Cause life is what it is

Life is what it is
Life is what it is
Life is what it is
Life is what it is
Lady makes without apology
With brutal honesty that's gets underneath skin
Cursed and cured by her own therapy
She's spinning round and round
But now free falling

She don't wanna live forever
You can't make her try
Better things to do with this life
Than to spend your time trying to stay alive

She might make the Sunday papers
Oh those headlines and by-lines
They read like Plath poetry
The world knows better
Think you know her
You don't
You'll never know the flight of this free bird

Oh no you'll never know
Oh no you'll never know All My Sins
(Maeve O'Boyle and Gordon Goudie)

For all my sins He's turned a blind eye
For all my black it seems I bask in light
For all those lines I've crossed my feet have never caught fire
Been Keeping balance on this high wire

And it's not easy seeming seamless
When on the inside I'm just like you
If I ever let you down I don't know what I would do
I'll say I'm sorry now, in case I ever don't pull through...

I guess that I'm the great pretender
I whitewash old wounds with a smile
I stumble through knowing in the end
I'll have my back against the wall
When all my sins are accounted for...

It's funny you don't seem to see it
That all that I am is down to you
I can't promise that I wont never ever let you down
Trying not to lose what you have found

I guess that I'm the great pretender
I whitewash old wounds with a smile
I stumble through knowing in the end
I'll have my back against the wall
When all my sins are accounted for...

I don't mean to deceive
It's just been uncomfortably easy
Living behind this lie
Im willing now to start again
Now the ends
In sight

I guess that I'm the great pretender
I whitewash old wounds with a smile
I stumble through knowing in the end
I'll have my back against the wall
When all my sins are accounted for...

I guess that I'm the great pretender
I whitewash old wounds with a smile
I stumble through knowing in the end
I'll have my back against the wall
When all my sins are accounted for Romeo
(Maeve O'Boyle and Gordon Goudie)

Star crossed lovers we were not
Breaking up is never easy but baby I cant stop
Sick and tired of all these cheap lies
Oh Romeo, Romeo you had your shot
And now this is better off forgot

I'll be moving on
(What do you say to that?)
Now your love has gone
I won't be your fool anymore
So what? What?
What do you say to that now?

Such sweet sorrow that you brought
Your silver tongue is tied now with the words that you've not got
Such a colourless romance
Oh Romeo, Romeo is everything your not
And now this is better off forgot

I'll be moving on
(What do you say to that?)
Now your love has gone
I won't be your fool anymore
So what? What?
What do you say to that now?

So now that I can see
Your were no good for me
And I'll be walking down the street without you baby

Your just a memory
A distant face to me
And all these broken dreams
And all these played out scenes
Don't mean anything to me...
Anymore Pray It Never Happens
(Maeve O'Boyle and Francis MacDonald)

I could make a promise to let this go
But I can't loosen my grip knowing what I know
I know you don't understand
I don't expect you to
Cause it never happened
Pray it never happens to you

Like a little boat lost at sea
Being tossed around on the waves so carelessly
To find some peace of mind right now
Is more than I can do?
It's never happened
Pray it never happens to you

Your voice should calm and soothe
And your words should reassure
For all the things I hear you say
It's not enough to help me find my way

The healing hands of time move slow
They keep turning and I keep burning
One day I'll let this go
My hearts so bruised and heavy
Trying to make it through
It never happened
It never happened
Pray it never happens to you

Maeve O'Boyle to sing for the Pope!
27 August 2010
"A personal milestone" in the singer-songwriter's career
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Bluesbunny
5 Stars
"Ms O'Boyle's sounding even classier than before."
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Peterborough Evening Telegraph
4 Stars
"a fine debut package."
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Hifi.nl
"All My Sins uitgevallen als een heerlijk luisteralbum met allure."
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Hi-Fi Choice (Awards 2009)
4 Stars
"All 10 ‘sins' are tunefully atmospheric..."
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NetRhythms.co.uk
"...beautifully measured, soaring emotion flecked voice..."
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SoundStage.com
4 Stars
"The young artist sings naturally in a voice that can caress or incite..."
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R2 Rock'n'Reel
"This is a debut that promises much for the future."
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Bluesbunny (Live Review)
"They display a confidence that only comes with practice."
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The Music Critic
5 Stars
Album of the Month: "...the best album of the year so far."
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The Sunday Post
"...it's a classy collection of great soul-searching songs well sung."
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Daily Express (Album Review)
5 Stars
"...no misses on this triumphant debut."
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Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
"an outstanding piece of work"
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The List (Live Review)
"full of energy and charisma"
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Daily Record (Live Review)
4 Stars
"When she sang you could have heard a pin drop..."
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Daily Express
4 Stars
"Maeve's exceptional voice is evident..."
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