Rooms - Goya Dress

Goya Dress • 1996


Rooms - Goya Dress
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Sweet Dreams For You
Greatest Secret
Any John
Katie Stood on the Benches
Picture This
The Maritime Waltz

Rooms is the only full length album Goya Dress released. It was recorded and mixed over six weeks in the summer of 1995 at Battery Studios in North London and was released in 1996 on Vinyl, CD and cassette formats.

John Cale produced and mixed the album with Martin Brass engineering. Further mixing on tracks Sweet Dreams For You, Crush, Scorch, Glorious, Any John and Picture This on the album was by Dave Bascombe.

John Cale plays the piano on Scorch. The Brodsky quartet appear on Katie Stood On The Benches but didn’t appear on the sleeve notes for contractural reasons.

Martin Brass (engineer) went on to found the highly successful marketing company Blue Latitude.

Katie Stood On The Benches was the first song Astrid ever wrote.

Producer:  John Cale

Engineer:  Martin Brass

Engineer (Assistant):  Richard Flack

Cello:  Abigail Trundle

Cello:  James Banbury

Clarinet:  Mark Crooks

Guitar:  Anton Kirkpatrick

Oboe:  Dick Morgan

Oboe:  Kate St John

Hammond Organ:  Geoff Leach

Trumpet:  Alex Poots

Viola:  Theresa Whipple

Violin:  Marcus Broome

Vocals, Guitar, Piano, String Arrangements:  Astrid Williamson

Bass, Backing Vocals:  Terry De Castro

Drums:  Simon Pearson