This is Pete’s debut album ‘Walking Off The Map’, originally released in 2006 and recorded live on half track in Billy Childish’s kitchen – which is how Julie, Billy’s wife & member of the M.B.E’s too, Julie, came to sing on ‘Alone And Forsaken’ and duets with Pete on his tune ‘We Belong Together’. Wolf Howard and Jim Riley sat in on percussion and blues harp, respectively
Largely ignored when first released, people are now discovering this lost classic due to the critical acclaim that has been awarded to his second album ‘A Virtual Landslide’ and his recent mini album ‘Today Tomorrow And Forever’
The CD is packaged in a brand new 6 page Digipak featuring lots more photos taken at the same session as the original cover. photo. Current live favourites ‘Indescribably Blue’ & ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ are featured on this album along with Radio 2 favourite ‘I Just Keep It Inside’
‘Walking Off The Map¹ is one of those rare warm and intimate records where you feel the singer is there performing in front of you. The same kind of warmth and intimacy you get listening to Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Leadbelly, Bob Dylan, and Nick Drake.
Reviews at the time said…
‘Rarely do albums have such attention seeking opening songs as the beautiful, bleak, Indescribably Blue’ : THE SUN
‘An amazing album : STOOL PIGEON
‘His distinctive voice and guitar establish him as a sort of Medway Hank Williams’ : UNCUT