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Full Time Hobby’s first album announcement of 2018 comes in the shape of a compilation of Micah P. Hinson’s performances at the BBC over the last 15 years.
Re-mastered at Bent Leaf Studios in Texas, overseen by Micah himself at the end of last year, these 11 tracks were picked from a wealth of cuts from Micah’s visits to Marc Riley over the course of nine albums.
Micah offered some insight into the personal importance of these sessions:
"I owe Sir Marc a deep gratitude that spans back years now. In this life, champions are needed- yet they are rare. As if I was deep in the amazon, I had found a flower not yet known to the world and people would congratulate me on what had found and what I had brought to the world- and Marc was the first one in line, hand outstretched; a grin on his face."
Marc also spoke about his experience of having Micah in to play for him over the years:
"I remember the first time Micah came in to do a session for us. 18th September 2004. It was at the time of his debut ‘…And The Gospel Of Progress’ LP which I absolutely loved. He was backed by The Earlies (as he was on the record) and the session was mind-blowing. The songs were fantastic, Micah’s voice made Johnny Cash sound like Aled Jones. He told tales of being thrown in jail.. of suffering great dramatic losses in his life. I remember asking him to clarify how old he was on air and he replied “23 Sir”.
I believe his eventful life will one day be made into a biopic…but until that day this document of his radio sessions will serve to document the path of this great singer-songwriter from Abilene Texas."
1. Stand In My Way (Marc Riley BBC Radio 2 Session, 18/09/2004)
2. I Still Remember (Marc Riley BBC Radio 2 Session, 18/09/2004)
3. 2's & 3's (Marc Riley BBC 6 Music Session, 03/06/2010)
4. Seven Horses Seen (Marc Riley BBC 6 Music Session, 03/06/2010)
5. God Is Good (Marc Riley BBC 6 Music Session, 06/11/2012)
6. Beneath The Rose (Marc Riley BBC 6 Music Session 06/11/2012)
7. Take Off That Dress For Me (Marc Riley BBC 6 Music Session 06/11/2012)
8. How Are You Just A Dream (Marc Riley BBC 6 Music Session 28/04/2014)
9. The Life, Living, Death And Dying... (Marc Riley BBC 6 Music Session 28/04/2014)
10. Lover's Lane (Marc Riley BBC 6 Music Session 18/10/2017)
11. Oh, Spaceman (Marc Riley BBC 6 Music Session 18/10/2017)