The Grand Tour, the third collection of songs from Ace of Space was initially inspired by The Red Copy Book of William Beckworth and his travels as a young man in Europe before the Industrial Revolution. Ace of Space's Grand Tour is also a journey of past experience, memory and imagination of travelling throughout the European mainland. In some cases it is also a wish list of things to do in life, landscape painting anyone?
Recorded in Ashbrooke and Elwick in the North of England. Produced by Big G and Ace of Space and mixed at SR2. Mastered by Geoff Peg.
Thanks to: Rachel, Craig, Colin, Timm and Tracey’s Mirsadeghi Tribe, Annie, The Minch, Karen, Nige and Bee, Graeme and Jane, John at The Other Record Shop, Hartlepool, John Tobler at Road Goes On Forever Records, Kenny at The Bunker, The Crowtree Massif, Big G, Jen, Graeme Philliskirk, Jod at Darkview, Christine B, Alan Reed, John and Linzi, Henry, Jack, Andy Jaks, Christie and Jill, Peter Gray, Ged McCormack, Pauline Taylor, Fred Fowler, Frank Styles and Penella B, Rachel Flowers, Bad Robot UK and Big Ugly Fish Records.
These original sound recordings may or may not also contain sporadic samples from pre-recorded music, TV, radio and ambient sound on location in the Northeast of England.