This LP was a long time in the making, in part because all the parties were busy and were determined to record Sam Hunt live with the musicians.
"We didn't want it to be one of those recordings pasted together long distance with Sam overdubbing poems onto pre-recorded tracks etc. Or Sam sending us recordings of poems that we could record with. We needed to be in the same room. It took a while before a gap was found.
So March 2014 Sam came to Dunedin for seven days where we wrote and recorded for about 4 days in an old hotel in Port Chalmers called Chicks. Apart from the three poems mentioned earlier all the rest were worked up over these four days.
Sometimes Sam would suggest a mood for a poem, or I might be strumming away idly on guitar playing nothing in particular for no one in particular when Sam would say "hey keep playing that, I think I've got words for that". Or we would pick up our instruments and improvise something up on the spot in pursuit of a Sam suggestion. All of Sam's vocals were cut live with the band." - David Kilgour
Artist: Sam Hunt w/ David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights
Title: The 9th
Cat #: BK-1
Label: Bandit King Records
- Rainbows (& a promise of snow)
- Maintrunk Country Roadsong
- The Seventh
- A New Plateau Song
- Jerusalem Blues (James K. Baxter)
- War History
- You House The Moon
- The Gunner's Lament (James K. Baxter)
- The Second Coming (W.B. Yeats)
- To Be A House
- When Morning Comes