So impressed were we by their debut album Sadness Is A Bridge To Love, Wears The Trousers ran a feature on Society Of Imaginary Friends in our 2008 yearbook, which in turn inspired the band to pen a new song based on what we'd written. This new recording of 'Another Man Done Gone' continues our inspirational partnership with this London-based collective, and finds the band utterly transforming Odetta's virtually a cappella recording from her 1956 solo debut Odetta Sings Ballads & Blues. Odetta originally trained as an opera singer and loved the theatre, so we hope she'd approve of Louise Kleboe and co's dramatic, red-blooded performance on this beautifully orchestrated epic.
from Beautiful Star: The Songs Of Odetta,
released November 30, 2009
Louise Kleboe – vocals
Alfie Thomas – melodica, accordion, additional voices
Cara Vella – violins
Nicky Baigent – bass clarinet
Jamie Shorter – saxophone
Arranged and produced by Alfie Thomas. Recorded at Glue Ear Studios, Soho, London.