A Long Way To Blow A Kiss
Released on 29/04/2002
Fortune and Glory Records (UK)
11 song CD album
01. The Trick
02. Maybe Love Will Return
03. Any Girl Can Make Me Smile
05. When I Need You To
06. Waste The Days Away
07. A Long Way To Blow A Kiss
08. I Always Hurt The One That I Love
09. Every Drop Of Rain
10. Today As Yesterday
11. April Rain
Recorded at home in an upstairs bedroom in Bermondsey & a downstairs kitchen in Stratford between April 1999 & September 2001 on a Roland VS840 digital 8 track studio, mixed to DAT.
Wurlitzer and backing vocals on song 7 were recorded at Cushy Productions in Stockwell London by Suzanne Rhatigan. Mastered at Transfermation at London Bridge in September 2001 by Richard Dowling. Featuring: ANT on vocals, guitars, electric keyboard, drum machine, percussion, balalaika, ukulele-banjo and harmonica. John Morrison on bass guitar & Suzanne Rhatigan on backing vocals and Wurlitzer piano (7).
ANT inhabits the bittersweet territory of Nick Drake & Clifford T Ward, evocative of wide open spaces and a warm spring breeze - LOGO MAGAZINE. The whole album drifts by like a sunny day - SOUNDSXP.
ANT proves a delicate little joy – he should consider giving up the day job – TELETEXT.
A tender, wistful acoustic bedsit shuffle of songs about love rain & loneliness - CARELESS TALK COSTS LIVES. Delicate, bittersweet love songs fused with beautiful acoustic resonance – PENNY BLACK MUSIC. Just about the perfect long lost rejection, ex-girlfriend / boyfriend record you'll ever hear, trust me – TASTY FANZINE. Wonderfully charming solo debut – THE HERALD OBSERVER.
Draped in loveliness, a national treasure – TWEEKITTEN.
Possibly the loveliest album of the year so far – UNIVERSITY OF TEESIDE STUDENTS UNION MAG.
A blinding, lovingly crafted debut album, lovelorn songs layered with gorgeous acoustic strums, a stunning raw talent, Antony Harding is someone we will be hearing plenty more about – CITY LIGHTS. The best drummer’s album you’ll ever hear! – LOGO MAGAZINE.
Beautifully uncompromising and simplistic, a real joy - SLANT MAGAZINE.
Recorded with an enthusiastic cheapness which enhances its appeal no end – ROCKSOUND.
A minor (key) masterpiece - GOLDFLAKE PAINT.