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A Step Outside (live EP)

by Rosemary & Garlic

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A delicate 6P Digipack CD version of A Step Outside.
    all songs were recorded live at St. Pauli Kirche Hamburg and Paradiso Noord Amsterdam.

    Contains all lyrics and a personal note by the band.

    Includes unlimited streaming of A Step Outside (live EP) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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The Kingfisher Did you hear me calling for you From the top of the old trees Heavy snow upon the branches He tells me to let it be Skate away on the ice Did you hear me sing a song for you From in between the needles too I should learn to love you like the snow He has learned to let me go I’ll become a kingfisher A coloured flight Skate away on the ice


Dutch DIY dream-folk artist Rosemary & Garlic (aka Anne van den Hoogen) released 'A Step Outside', a collection of songs recorded live at the St Pauli Kirche in Hamburg during Reeperbahn 2018 and at Paradiso Amsterdam.

Adding a live chapter to her repertoire, A Step Outside contains songs from The Kingfisher EP and the self-titled debut album Rosemary & Garlic. The songs often portray a blue character upon whose chest the world lies heavy, or whose mind seems troubled. Yet all characters take a step outside and wander their own worlds, relying on the surviving power of their imagination.

“I have always had a love for live songs, although they seem quite rare these days on radio or streaming services. A live version of a song can own the magic of the connection between the artists and the audience. I love the sound of a hall or room in which a lot of people are trying to keep quiet and the artist sometimes giggles or tells a bad joke… My favorite live album is Miles of Ailes (1974) by Joni Mitchell,” says van den Hoogen.

“To step outside and play these songs live was something I found quite difficult. That hasn’t changed really, but what has changed is my view on what it can mean to play live. It can create that magical atmosphere, something that you’re both scared of and addicted to.”

Track List:

1. Old Now (Live in Hamburg)
2. Take This Hand (Live in Amsterdam)
3. The Kingfisher (Live in Hamburg)
4. The Dancers (Live in Amsterdam)
5. Blue Boy (Live in Hamburg)
6. Dreamer (Live in Amsterdam)

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released June 28, 2019

Recorded at St. Pauli Kirche, Hamburg and Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam
All songs written by Anne van den Hoogen, Dolf Smolenaers
Engineer: Brian Esselbrugge, Tom Van Haute
Mixing: Huub van Loon, Brian Esselbrugge
Vocals/guitar: Anne van den Hoogen
Keys: Huub van Loon
Drums/Moog: Tim Vermulst
Cello: Dionne Nijsten


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