|cd1 The Sands of Time - studio
|cd2 * The Sands of Time - live
|Musicians - studio|
|Pat Rowbottom||vocals, electric bass guitars, mandolin, keyboards|
|Karen Heywood||vocals, acoustic guitar|
|Daniel Hall||electric guitar|
|Dave Forward||keyboards, strings percussion|
|Jean Hobson||piano accordian [track 6]|
|Jayne Pickford||flute [track 9]|
|Andrew Mellor||vocals [tracks 11,14]|
|Musicians - live + 4track demo|
|Pat Rowbottom||vocals, bass guitar|
|Neil Fisher||vocals, acoustic guitar|
|Joe Francis||tenor saxophone|
Recorded and engineered at The Basement Studio by Dave Forward in 1994/ 95 and live in Derbyshire Autumn 1994.
Background to this album
In early 1995 Pat returned to the Basement studios in Broadbottom with the intention of recording a number of newly written original vocal and instrumental songs that did not quite fit the rocking blues sound of Cold Flame. in an intensive four month period working alongside sound engineer Dave Forward , Pat put together an album's worth of acoustic and folk rock tunes. Whilst this was a conscience effort to do something outside of the blues rock framework associated with Cold Flame there was also an interest in playing some simpler acoustic based material.There is an historical central theme running through much of the album reflecting on events that occurred during the English civil war of 1661-65 - and both the music and lyrics reflect this theme. Whilst the album may be short on blues some members of Cold Flame's line up at the time do make an appearance especially the guitar work of Daniel Hall, whilst singer Andrew Mellor also features on a couple of tunes - 'The Pipers Song' and 'By the Sword Divided'. Some of the instrumental passages of the album have since found their way into more recent Cold Flame shows as the band has become more versatile and embraced prog rock, folk rock and acoustic music. In addition to the Cold Flame musicians represented, a number of other local musicians also provide support on a number of the songs. It is worth noting that Cold Flame's acoustic line up now play several songs from this album in their more recent live shows.
The Sands of Time album - Pat's second solo studio album - was released in 1995. However in 2005, a brand new and remastered version was released as a double album. Working alongside the then current Cold Flame keyboard player Davyd Simpson both at Basement Studios as well as Davyd's studio in Mossley, Lancashire over a four week period, Pat was able to restore some extremely rare live material recorded back in 1995 in Derbyshire which featured some of the material found on 'The Sands of Time' album. The new double album package complete with a new album cover was released on September 15 2005.
The double album 'The Sands of Time' is available via the band website Shop