Jarvis Cocker, Pulp's front man, Cool Britannia icon of the Brit Pop era, seems to be widen up his cultural field of action in this first years of the new decade. We learned a couple of weeks ago that had been named “Culture Connect” ambassador, a project promoted by Eurostar advocating the trans-national cultural tourism of European Union members. Today come the news that Jarvis is adding to his belt the title “field recordist” by the National Trust.
Cocker has travelled to up to 13 different locations protected by the National Trust to record material for “National Trust: The Album” with the intention to provide “the perfect antidote to the daily interruptions of a busy life”. The album will showcase “the peace and tranquility people enjoy when they visit the special places cared for by the National Trust”. Anyone looking to evade reality for a while (according to National’s Trust director this recording is like a holiday for the mind) can do so for free (nice) by downloading the whole lot here.
“National Trust: The Album”
01. Belton House, Grantham, Lincolnshire 02. Belton House, Grantham, Lincolnshire03. Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset 04. Ham House, Richmond, Surrey05. Chartwell, Westerham, Kent 06. Upton House, Banbury, Warwickshire07. Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall 08. Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow, Cheshire09. Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon, York10. Powis Castle & Garden, Welshpool, Powys11. Patterson’s Spade Mill, Ballyclare, County Antrim 12. Blickling Hall, Norwich, Norfolk13. Blickling Hall, Norwich, Norfolk