This was an early addition to the album and a very special one as Haunted Stereo is one of the musical outlets of longtime Wears The Trousers contributor Anja McCloskey (she also has a solo project). Based in Southampton, this six-piece, multi-vocalist band have released a series of acclaimed EPs and are definitely ones to watch. Chosen by the band because Odetta's simple guitar track lends itself so well to extrapolation to a full band sound, this version of 'Santy Anno' comes alive with a chugging acoustic guitar riff, violin, glockenspiel, mandolin, organ, drums, bass and joyous, layered vocals.
An alternative version of 'Santy Anno' appears on the band's 2009 EP, Cross The Sea, out through Sotones Records.
from Beautiful Star: The Songs Of Odetta,
track released November 30, 2009
Anja McCloskey – vocals, accordion
Lewis Ford – acoustic guitar, glockenspiel, backing vocals
Andy Harris – mandolin, backing vocals
Joanna Cranshaw – violin
Dave Jones – bass
Kenta Serkin – drums, percussion
Arranged by Haunted Stereo. Produced by Andy Harris. Additional recording by Neil Kennedy at The Ranch, Southampton.