Bill Ryder-Jones

Yawny Yawn

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Record Label
Domino Records

About this item

At the end of 2018, Bill Ryder-Jones released the critically acclaimed Yawn – his beautiful fourth album. He has now reimagined the songs from Yawn, this time with only vocals and piano, opening an even more intimate window onto his world. Taking inspiration from The Beach Boys, Bill has titled this alternative version of the record Yawny Yawn.

In his own inimitable style, Bill Ryder-Jones says: “I can't remember why I thought it was a good idea to make a piano version of Yawn, I presume at some point I felt that the original had too much pep. Was actually quite fun to make although I've since developed a dislike for the way my hands look”.

Similarly to Yawn, the album artwork for Yawny Yawn features a family photo. Bill adds: “Much like the artwork for Yawn, this photo just looked like it should be an album cover. Whereas Yawn featured my brother, our babysitter and myself in the background, the artwork for Yawny Yawn shows me at my aunt's house aged 3 and playing my keyboard.


There’s Something On Your Mind (Yawny Yawn)
Time Will Be The Only Saviour (Yawny Yawn)
Recover (Yawny Yawn)
Mither (Yawny Yawn)
And Then There’s You (Yawny Yawn)
There Are Worse Things I Could Do (Yawny Yawn)
Don’t Be Scared, I Love You (Yawny Yawn)
John (Yawny Yawn)
No One’s Trying To Kill You (Yawny Yawn)
Happy Song (Yawny Yawn)

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