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Beneath The Weissenborn

by Thomas Oliver

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Born 01:30
The Moment 04:51
Oxy 03:34


The world's first full-length all-instrumental, all-Weissenborn album.

"This entire album is made using Weissenborns. Excluding the bonus track, there are no other instruments used. I wanted to explore the sonic possibilities of the instrument in the same way that I wanted to explore its harmonic possibilities. I wanted to tell a Weissenborn story. ― Thomas Oliver


released August 23, 2013

Produced by Thomas Oliver.

All songs written by Thomas Oliver, except 'Coming Back To Life' (David Gilmour) & 'Jurassic Park Theme' (John Williams).

Tracks 2, 3, 6 & 8 recorded by Troy Kelly at STL, Wellington, NZ.
Tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 9 & 10 recorded by Thomas Oliver at Bluebuzz.

Tracks 2 & 4 mixed by Trina Shoemaker.
Tracks 1, 5, 7, 8, 9 & 10 mixed by Thomas Oliver.
Tracks 3 & 6 mixed by Troy Kelly.

Instruments used:
Tony Francis Weissenborns - Style 1, 2, 3 & 4, and an original Weissenborn Teardrop, circa 1930.

Album artwork by Stephen Lambert.

Distributed in New Zealand by Rhythmethod Ltd.
Managed and released by Aston Rd (contact Cushla Aston: cushla@astonroad.com)

Thomas Oliver would like to thank:

Troy Kelly, Hayley Gray, Tony Francis, Cushla Aston, Stephen Lambert, Trina Shoemaker, Mum and Dad and Chris and Daniel, Matthew Benton, Andrew Moore, Tom Scrase, Steven Moodie, Pat Stewart, Fish Radich, Danny Pemberton, Belfast, Marty Lang, Rob Matthews, Matt Muir, César de Diego at Weissenborn.es, Peter Baker and the Rhythmethod team, all the players, listeners and friends around the world who inspired me to make a Weissenborn album.


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Thomas Oliver Wellington, New Zealand

Thomas Oliver is an award-winning singer-songwriter who is also internationally recognised as one of the leading players of the Weissenborn lap-steel guitar. His song, 'If I Move To Mars' won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award.

New album, 'Floating In The Darkness', out now.
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