RIYL: Julia Jacklin, Frightened Rabbit, Kevin Morby, Jeff Tweedy

Label: Domino

Bill Ryder-Jones is doing it again with his first limited edition release, a reimagining of his previous album, Yawn. Bill, A multi-instrumentalist, producer, string-arranger and composer, is well versed in intimate and authentic music and has delighted our senses for over 15 years. Listen to the single, “Don’t Be Scared, I Love You” from Yawny Yawn and get a copy, signed by Bill while you can.

From His Twitter a few hours ago: “300 copies sold now. This is gonna sell out tomorrow.”

At the end of 2018, Bill Ryder-Jones released the critically acclaimed Yawn – his beautiful fourth album. He then reimagined the songs from Yawn, this time with only vocals and piano, opening an even more intimate window onto his world. Taking inspiration from The Beach Boys, Bill titled this alternative version of the record Yawny Yawn.

In his own inimitable style, Bill Ryder-Jones says: “I can’t remember why I thought it was a good idea to make a piano version of Yawn, I presume at some point I felt that the original had too much pep. Was actually quite fun to make although I’ve since developed a dislike for the way my hands look.”

Similarly to Yawn, the album artwork for Yawny Yawn features a family photo. Bill adds: “Much like the artwork for Yawn, this photo just looked like it should be an album cover. Whereas Yawn featured my brother, our babysitter and myself in the background, the artwork for Yawny Yawn shows me at my aunt’s house aged 3 and playing my keyboard.”

The Details

- Limited to 500 units
- 16pp booklet reproducing Bill’s original notebook with handwritten lyrics
- Signed by Bill
- Comes with an MP3 and WAV download card.

Release Date: 26th July 2019

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Price $20



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