Charlie Francis - Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Musician

Produced, engineered, mixed, played keyboards throughout, and bass on Bear Lake and Running.

NME 8/10 said : ‘it’s a very warm, human record that mixes folky, acoustic laments and fizzing electronics with lyrics about youth (‘Goldrush ‘49’) and the passing of time (‘Bear Lake’). Essentially, it’s a pop album and opener ‘The Dead Of Winter’ even returns to ‘Wake Up Boo!’’s galloping beat and trumpets. Clearly Carr has come to terms with what he is: one of our finest songwriters.’

The BBC said : ‘It’s unremittingly delightful….it actually deserves to be the starting point of the Martin Carr story. Maybe if we all get behind him it’ll be an epic tale of quality winning over style. Here’s hoping… ‘

  1.  The Dead of Winter
  2.   Darwin’s Tree
  3.  Bear Lake
  4.  Pontcanna Stone
  5.  Goldrush ’49
  6.  Orpheus Lament
  7. Running
  8.  Why You Gotta Bring Me All This Rain?
  9.  Tired, Broke and Black and Blue
  10.  The Golden Key