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Breaking the SilenceBreaking the Silence (2007)
with Mike Silver
Label. Cat No. Faymus Recordings FRCD 0101

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"Two great writers, two superb voices, three co-written new songs, one huge hit and a sublime Karine Polwart song as well. How many whammy's is that? This is a very special album. " Ralph McTell

"An album of soaring harmonies and beautifully crafted songs
from two of this country’s finest singer songwriters." Steve Knightley

Since 2005, highly acclaimed singer/songwriters Mike Silver & Johnny Coppin have been wowing audiences working together as a duo. This is their long awaited debut album.

Aside from featuring some of Johnny and Mike’s more well- known songs, they make their debut as a songwriting team with, ‘We Had it All’, ‘This Heart Sings’ a tribute to Sylvie Smith, and ‘Survival’ The strength and depth of these compositions bodes well for the future. Although their singing and style are very different, the two voices are a natural mix and the way they share their songs and the performance and delivery of them, shows this to be a duo in the truest sense. "Breaking…" is a ‘live in the studio’ recording with the guys singing and playing their respective instruments and the result is ‘what you hear is what you get’. An up-front representation of how well they work together.

The album contains a number of classics: Mike’s ‘Not A Matter of Pride’ which was given extensive rotation on Terry Wogan’s Radio 2 early morning programme in 2003 and earned him an appearance on GMTV, Johnny’s ‘Rydal’ and the haunting ‘Postcards from Cornwall’. Mike wrote the title track of ‘Breaking...’ after seeing a BBC 2 documentary of the same name featuring interviews with survivors of 1939 - 1945 atrocities but the song reaches somewhat further than that...

Breaking the Silence was recorded in North Cornwall by Mick Dolan.
Produced by: Johnny Coppin & Mick Dolan.
Jo Partridge plays slide guitar on "The Sun’s Coming Over the Hill"
Faymus Productions, P O Box 127, Launceston, Cornwall. PL15 8WX. UK
For further information/interviews/press/bookings please contact:
Jean Camp: 01752 690455 / 07870 727747

1. Wrong Side of Midnight
2. We Had It All
3. Postcards from Cornwall
4. Breaking the Silence
5. Rydal
6. Main Man's Ear
7. Susanna Martin
8. This Heart Sings
9. Reaching Out For Love
10. Survival
11. Not a Matter of Pride
12. Never Lost for Love
13. Dreamland
14. The Sun's Coming Over the Hill
15. Up on Cripple Creek.

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