Our good friends The London Quartet (formerly known as Cantabile) have produced an album based around the Songs of Cricket, which also happens to be the CD’s title. It’s an eclectic tribute to the very British obsession that is cricket, bringing together works from the turn of the century (school songs from Harrow and Eton) to the present day (‘Jiggery Pokery’ from the Ivor Novello nominated album The Duckworth-Lewis Method). Jonathan feels partially responsible for the project as it emerged as an idea in a late night cab ride with Mike, after a concert in the Long Room at Lord’s. We had great fun attending the recordings at Air Studios in Hampstead, and shooting the group on location at Lord’s; as well as producing the images for the cover and the disk itself. There is a great list of guest talent on the album, including Rory Bremner, Richard Stilgoe and Tim Rice.