On July 20th, Irish trio Bell X1 released a special two-disc acoustic album with songs recorded on a sold-out 2010 Acoustic concert tour that took them across the USA , Canada, Ireland, UK, France, Holland and Germany.
Bell X1 soundman Phil Hayes captured the performances that make up ‘Field Recordings’ and also took the photographs depicting some of the unusual happenings out on the road. .
Ireland’s Hot Press gave ‘Field Recordings’ an early rave review, calling the songs, “eloquent” and saying that the band is “at the peak of their powers.” Hot Press continues, “Field Recordings’ is an essential purchase for both fans and newcomers alike… It reminds you once again just what a great songwriter Paul Noonan is, with his carefully crafted miniatures about love and life.” Bell X1 has released five multi-platinum albums in Ireland and ‘Field Recordings’ draws from their entire catalogue.
Of the audio snapshots collected on ‘Field Recordings,’ Paul Noonan says, “With guitars, piano and an iPod, it was a very different take on the songs than what has ended up on the records – the three of us taking them back a few steps to how they were born in a lot of cases.” Stripped to their core, the spine-tingling emotional impact and strength of the songs is taken to a new level and you are once again reminded what talented songwriters Bell X1 are.
We are pleased to welcome Bell X1 back to New York for a special seated Acoustic show at The Bowery Ballroom.