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All Power to the Bookshop

by Steve Roberts

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    All Power to the Bookshop, Steve's latest album, began as an Arts Council project about our relationship with books and reading. He explores how our memories, our hopes and dreams, our thoughts and emotional responses can be formed by the books we read and share. It’s an eclectic collection of songs that acts as propaganda for bookshops and reading.

    Wild and chaotic, capricious and frustrating, there are certain physical laws that govern secondhand bookshops and like gravity, they're pretty much nonnegotiable.
    Kathleen Tessaro

    Includes digital pre-order of All Power to the Bookshop. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases December 3, 2021
    item ships out within 2 days

      £9.99 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of All Power to the Bookshop. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

    Includes PDF version of cover art, booklet and photos.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases December 3, 2021

      £9.99 GBP  or more

     

1.
An Old Bookshop
2.
Enid Blyton
3.
Childhood Library
4.
Left it in a Book
5.
A Visit Home
6.
I Like Books!
7.
Bestsellers
8.
There are certain books that break my heart And I only have to catch a look at their cover art To be taken back to my mum and dads It’s like I see my self on their library shelf My dad was a reader all his life. It wasn’t highbrow literature but he knew what he liked Maybe cowboy books or cops and crooks Now they’re bittersweet treasured memories. Girls in summer dresses breaking hearts Hard drinking detectives and space ships off to Mars Oh I always knew, yes I always knew I’d be a reader too. My mum never really opened books She never had the eyesight that would let her take a look So she never read what she did instead W as listen to books that read to you. Of girls in summer dresses breaking hearts Adventures to impress you and romance after dark So I always knew that I could listen too Yes I always knew that I’d be a reader too There are certain books that break my heart.
9.
There are Books
10.
Let's Read a Book

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All Power to the Bookshop, Steve's latest album, began as an Arts Council project about our relationship with books and reading. He explores how our memories, our hopes and dreams, our thoughts and emotional responses can be formed by the books we read and share. It’s an eclectic collection of songs that acts as propaganda for bookshops and reading.

Wild and chaotic, capricious and frustrating, there are certain physical laws that govern secondhand bookshops and like gravity, they're pretty much nonnegotiable.
Kathleen Tessaro

credits

releases December 3, 2021

Steve Roberts, songwriting, vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming.
Craig Edmondson, guitars, keyboards, programming, backing vocals
Richard Snow Hattersley - 12 string electric guitar
Kate Campbell Green - trumpet, backing vocal
Childhood Library Choir

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Steve Roberts Glossop

Steve was/is the singer and songwriter with Liverpool’s 16 Tambourines who signed to BMG and toured and recorded throughout Europe in the late 80s and 90s.
He’s since recorded 3 solo albums and one with the band Captain Pop. He’s also written for TV and semi theatre pieces about the Cold War and Surveillance. He lives in the Peak District.
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