Catherine Howe
What A Beautiful Place
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Notes About the Release
This recorded autobiography of Catherine Howe, age 20, briefly appeared in 1971. Too young for memoirs, most artists have barely established any sort of musical competence by the age of legal adulthood, let alone compositions matching the maturity and complexity of Howe’s. What A Beautiful Place, however, is a prodigious effort wrought from the melancholy ruminations of post-adolescence. The album’s eleven songs unfold like a classic bildungsroman, beginning in the smoke-stained industrial county of Yorkshire, transformed by the electrified creative landscape of mid-century London, and retiring to the warm pastoral bliss of the county of Dorset on England’s southern coast. Produced by noted jazz pianist Bobby Scott, the LP—oft-mistaken for a concept album—was available for only a month in the summer of 1971, disappearing after Reflection Records’ shuttering in 1971. While the CD is augmented with period-outtake “In The Hot Summer,” the LP stays true to the original sequence, replete with a replica jacket tucked inside the gatefold.
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TRACK LIST

Catherine Howe Prologue
Catherine Howe Up North
Catherine Howe On A Misty Morning
Catherine Howe Nothing More Than Strangers
Catherine Howe My Child
Catherine Howe Interlude
Catherine Howe It’s Not Likely
Catherine Howe Words Through A Locked Door
Catherine Howe What A Beautiful Place
Catherine Howe The Innocence Of A Child
Catherine Howe It Comes With The Breezes
Catherine Howe Epilogue
Catherine Howe In The Hot Summer[Bonus 45 edition only]
Catherine Howe Let’s Keep It Quiet Now [Bonus 45 edition only]
This recorded autobiography of Catherine Howe, age 20, briefly appeared in 1971. Too young for memoirs, most artists have barely established any sort of musical competence by the age of legal adulthood, let alone compositions matching the maturity and complexity of Howe’s. What A Beautiful Place, however, is a prodigious effort wrought from the melancholy ruminations of post-adolescence. The album’s eleven songs unfold like a classic bildungsroman, beginning in the smoke-stained industrial county of Yorkshire, transformed by the electrified creative landscape of mid-century London, and retiring to the warm pastoral bliss of the county of Dorset on England’s southern coast. Produced by noted jazz pianist Bobby Scott, the LP—oft-mistaken for a concept album—was available for only a month in the summer of 1971, disappearing after Reflection Records’ shuttering in 1971. While the CD is augmented with period-outtake “In The Hot Summer,” the LP stays true to the original sequence, replete with a replica jacket tucked inside the gatefold.

TRACK LIST

Catherine Howe Prologue
Catherine Howe Up North
Catherine Howe On A Misty Morning
Catherine Howe Nothing More Than Strangers
Catherine Howe My Child
Catherine Howe Interlude
Catherine Howe It’s Not Likely
Catherine Howe Words Through A Locked Door
Catherine Howe What A Beautiful Place
Catherine Howe The Innocence Of A Child
Catherine Howe It Comes With The Breezes
Catherine Howe Epilogue
Catherine Howe In The Hot Summer[Bonus 45 edition only]
Catherine Howe Let’s Keep It Quiet Now [Bonus 45 edition only]
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