Even for a shadow

Ray Cooper Even for a shadow Front Cover

Even For A Shadow is released 3rd May 2024 by Westpark Music on CD, 180g Vinyl with gatefold, downloads and streaming.

Even For A Shadow features duets with Emma Härdelin (Garmarna, Triakel), Sunniva Bondesson (Baskery) and Kathryn Roberts as well as other musicians from Sweden, Germany and England. Ray plays cello, guitars, bass, harmonium, piano, harmonica, mandolin, percussion and kantele.

Ray says “A journey, and a long one, over forty solo tours and a lot of time to think. I get many of my song ideas when I am driving. These songs are my memories, imagined conversations and thoughts. This album is like a car journey and the kind of radio I would like to hear, but rarely find.

Track listing

1 Even For A Shadow 4:06

2 Falling Like Thunder 4:32

3 Wind And Steel 4.32

4 The Sky Was Black With Diamonds 3:15

5 Going Underground 4:12

6 Sir Patrick Spens 4:49

7 Bonaparte’s Retreat 2:38

8 Black Is The Colour/En Vacker Van 4:20

9 Tynne Laine 1:51

10 The Wind 4:01

11 When We Reach The Sun 2:30

12 Adios 2:33


Produced and recorded by Ray Cooper at The Love Shack, Malmköping.

Al Scott, executive production, mixing and mastering at The Dream Room, Brighton.

Drums recorded at Spegeln Studios, Stockholm by Hans Stenlund.

Sunniva Bondesson vocals recorded at the Berlin Wall Of Sound, Berlin.

Brass recorded by Alexander Kockel at Rabbit Session Studio, Hamburg.

Kathryn Roberts vocals recorded by Sean Lakeman at Round The Bend Recordings.

Nyckelharpa recorded by Anders Peev at Nanog Recordings.

Fiddle recorded by Ben Paley at Studio 8, Brighton.

Photography Kerstin Maier and Tom Povey

Cover illustration Marry Waterson

Design neomania design

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