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  • Beautiful box featuring front cover painted by Kathryn contains:
    10 x CDs of studio albums 1999 → 2015
    10 x CDs containing bonus content for each album
    1 x lyric book featuring drawings by Kathryn
    1 x descriptive booklet containing:
    - an essay by Jude Rogers
    - introduction to every album by Kathryn
    - paintings and drawings by Kathryn

    **DIGITAL PRODUCT NOT A REPRESENTATION OF PHYSICAL TRACKLIST. SEE DESCRIPTION FOR PHYSICAL TRACKS.**
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  • Beautiful box featuring front cover painted by Kathryn contains:
    5 x hi-res scanned A4 prints of Kathryn's original paintings
    10 x CDs of studio albums 1999 → 2015
    10 x CDs containing bonus content for each album
    1 x lyric book featuring drawings by Kathryn
    1 x descriptive booklet containing:
    - an essay by Jude Rogers
    - introduction to every album by Kathryn
    - paintings and drawings by Kathryn

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  • Beautiful box featuring front cover painted by Kathryn contains:
    8 x hi-res scanned A4 prints of Kathryn's original paintings
    10 x CDs of studio albums 1999 → 2015
    10 x CDs containing bonus content for each album
    1 x lyric book featuring drawings by Kathryn
    1 x descriptive booklet containing:
    - an essay by Jude Rogers
    - introduction to every album by Kathryn
    - paintings and drawings by Kathryn
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  • Signed CD Boxset

    Beautiful signed box featuring front cover painted by Kathryn contains:
    10 x CDs of studio albums 1999 → 2015
    10 x CDs containing bonus content for each album
    1 x lyric book featuring drawings by Kathryn
    1 x descriptive booklet containing:
    - an essay by Jude Rogers
    - introduction to every album by Kathryn
    - paintings and drawings by Kathryn

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** DIGITAL PRODUCT ONLY INCLUDES 20 TRACKS (ONE FROM EACH ALBUM AND ONE FROM EACH BONUS ALBUM) NOT PHYSICAL TRACK LISTING**

PHYSICAL TRACK LIST:

Dog Leap Stairs (Album)

1. Leazes Park
2. Night Came
3. What Am I Doing Here?
4. No-One To Blame
5. Something Like That
6. Lydia
7. Handy
8. Dog Without Wings
9. Fade
10. Madmen And Maniacs

Dog Leap Stairs (Bonus Disc)

1. Gran’s cassette tape recording of KW aged 4
2. Mad Men And Maniacs (studio version from fade EP)
3. Kiss The Forehead (from Fade EP)
4. Cradle (from Fade EP)
5. Night Came (from hand painted cover record 1999)
6. Crazy (from hand painted cover record 1999)
7. I Wish (from hand painted cover record 1999)
8. Fade live at the Spitz London 2000 (bootleg from David Chandler)
9. No-one To Blame (live at the 12 Bar London 1999)
10. Fade (live at the 12 Bar London 1999)
11. Something Like That (Sam’s Studio)


Little Black Numbers (Album)

1. We Dug A Hole
2. Soul To Feet
3. Stood
4. Jasmine Hoop
5. Fell Down Fast
6. Flicker
7. Intermission
8. Tell The Truth As If It Were Lies
9. Morning Song
10. Toocan
11. Each Star We See
12. We Came Down From The Trees

Little Black Numbers (Bonus Disc)

1. Some Kind Of Wonderful (Carole King - from the Soul to Feet EP)
2. Foreign Skies (B side from Jasmine Hoop single)
3. Stood (from home cassette recording 1995)
4. We Came Down From The Trees (from home recording 1999)
5. Changeling (unreleased from home recording)
6. Say Nothing (unreleased from home recording)
7. Fell Down Fast (live at the 12 Bar London 1999)
8. Flicker (live at Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank London)
9. Jasmine Hoop (live at Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank London)
10. Soul To Feet (live at Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank London)


Old Low Light (Album)

1. Little Black Numbers
2.White, Blue and Red
3. Mirrorball
4. Devices
6. Daydream And Saunter
7. Beatles
8. Wolf
9. Tradition
10. Swimmer
11. On For You
12. No One Takes You Home
13. 3am Phone Call

Old Low Light (Bonus Disc)

1. Little Black Numbers (live with loop pedal live at the Union Chapel)
2. Mirrorball (live at Cabaret Frappe Grenoble France)
3. Devices (live at Cabaret Frappe Grenoble France)
4. 3am phone call (live at Cabaret Frappe Grenoble France)
5. Swimmer (live at Cabaret Frappe Grenoble France)
6. Beatles (live at Cabaret Frappe Grenoble France)
7. Daydream And Saunter (live at Colston Hall - solo support for the Be Good Tanyas)
8. Question Love (unreleased home recorded)
9. Without Beat Of Drum (B side of No-one Takes You Home)
10. On For You (live at Cambridge junction September 2002 bootleg)
11. Wolf (live at Cambridge Junction September 2002 bootleg)
12. Little Black Numbers (Live At The Union Chapel) 15 march 2017 - The Flying Seagull charity show


Relations (Album)

1. In A Broken Dream – David Bentley
2. Birds – Neil Young
3. Thirteen – Alex Chilton/Chris Bell
4. Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
5. The Ballad Of Easy Rider – Roger McGuinn
6. A Guy What Takes His Time- Ralph Rainger
7. Candy Says - Lou Reed
8. How Can We Hang On To A Dream – Tim Harding
9. I Started A Joke – Gibb/Gibb/Gibb
10. Easy And Me – Lee Hazelwood
11. Spit On A Stranger All Apologies – Kurt Cobain
12. Beautiful Cosmos – Ivor Cutler
13. These Days – Jackson Browne

Relations (Bonus CD)

1. We are Kathy and Davey and Laura (Roches cover) from Bush Hall
2. Buzzin Fly (Tim Buckley)
3. People Ain't No Good (Nick Cave)
4. Hang Onto A Dream (Tim Hardin) demo
5. Saturday Sun (1999 Nick Drake tribute barbican)
6. Beautiful Cosmos (demo) (Ivor Cutler)
7. Candy Says (live at the Purcell Rooms South Bank London) (Lou Reed)
8. Strange Feeling Tim Buckley (home recording)
9. Piece Of My Heart (Janis Joplin - home recording
10. Overs (Paul Simon - B side to Beachy Head single {recorded with quartet live in garage})
11. Bird On The Wire - recorded by Raevennan Husbandes at St Pancras Old Church (Leonard Cohen)
12. All Apologies -Nirvana- home demo (Kurt Cobain)
13. Bird Can Sing (Beatles - un released track from studio)
14. Set Me Free (Kinks - girls night in)
15. Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen)
16. Thirteen - live at Bush Hall London (Alex Chilton & Chris Bell)
17. Spit On A Stranger – Live at Bush Hall London (Stephen Malkmus)
18. What Goes On - live at Cambridge junction bootleg (Velvet Underground)


Over Fly Over (Album)

1. Three
2. Indifference #1
3. Breath
4. Old Low Light #2
5. Just Like A Birthday
6. Shop Window
7. Beachy Head
8. Escaping City Streets
9. Untilt The Dark
10. Baby Blues
11. Full Colour

Over Fly Over (Bonus Disc)

1. Old Low Light (monitor mix Miloko Studios)
2. Three (lounge mix)
3. Breath (live Cabaret Frappe Grenoble France)
4. Baby Blues live (Bush Hall London, encore with support for the tour Clayhill Gavin Clarke singing)
5. Indifference (demo 2003)
6. City Streets (demo 2003)
7. Shop Window (demo 2003)
8. Full Colour (demo 2003)
9. Overcast (unreleased. Home recording)
10. The Gift (unreleased. Home recording)
11. Old Letters (unreleased. Home recording)


Leave To Remain (Album)

1. Blue Onto You
2. Let It Happen
3. Sustain Pedal
4. Stevie
6. Sandy L
7. When
8. Glass Bottom Boat
9. Hollow
10. Opened
11. Room In My Head

Leave To Remain (Bonus Disc)

1. Sustain Pedal (live at Cabaret Frappe Grenoble France)
2. Calderstones (unreleased song. Home recording)
3. Inside The Inside (unreleased song. Home recording)
4. May Be Here (unreleased song. Home recording)
5. Wintertime (unreleased song. Home recording)
6. The Long Ride (unreleased song. Home recording)
7. Let It Happen (demo)
8. Glass Bottom boat (demo)
9. Opened (home recording)
10. Hollow (demo)
11. Sustain Pedal (home recording)


Two (Album)

1. 6am Corner
2. Innocent When You Dream
3. Come With Me
4. Before It Goes
5. Blue Fields
6. Frame
7. Grey Goes
8. Weather Forever
9. Shoulders
10. Armchair
11. Rolling Down
12. All
13. Holes In Your Life

Two (Bonus Disc)

1. My Dream (unreleased studio recordings from album session)
2. Just Let Me Go (unreleased studio recordings from album session)
3. Keep Score (unreleased studio recordings from album session)
4. Time Machine (unreleased studio recordings from album session)
5. Up North (unreleased studio recordings from album session)
6. Watch Him (unreleased studio recordings from album session)
7. Show Love (unreleased studio recordings from album session)
8. Ghost (Kath Williams And Neil Macoll Monitor Mixes For Two 09.06.07)
9. Star and Shadow (home recording)
10. Christmas In Hell (recorded for For Folks Sake Christmas album)
11. Grey Goes (home recording)
12. Come With Me live (live at the Union Chapel)
13. Grey Goes (live at the Union Chapel)


The Quickening (Album)

1. 50 White Lines
2. Just A Feeling
3. Winter Is Sharp
4. Wanting And Waiting
5. Black Oil
6. Just Leave
7. Smoke
8. Cream Of The Crop
9. There Are Keys
10. Noble Guesses
11. Little Lesson
12. Up North

The Quickening (Bonus Disc)

1. Timer (unreleased studio recordings from album session)
2. Starlings (unreleased studio recordings from album session)
3. Nothing To Offer ( b side Just A Feeling)
4. Just A Feeling (live at the Purcell Rooms South Bank London)
5. Wanting And Waiting (live at the Purcell Rooms South Bank London)
6. Somewhere There Are keys (live at the Purcell Rooms South Bank London)
7. Just A Feeling (writing demo)
8. Pass Us By (home recording)
9. Pass Us By (Neill Maccoll studio)
10. Gateshead (unreleased song. Home recording)
11. It’s Love (unreleased song. Home recording)
12. Master Of Me (unreleased song. Home recording)


Crown Electric (Album)

1. Underground
2. Gave It Away
3. Heart Shaped Stone
4. Count
5. Out Of Time
6. Monday Morning
7. Darkness Light
8. Picture Book
9. Morning Twilight
10. Arwen
11. Tequila
12. Sequins
13. The Known

Crown Electric (Bonus Disc)

1. Covers (unreleased songs recorded in studio session for album)
2. Same Page (unreleased songs recorded in studio session for album)
3. Sorrow Flies (unreleased songs recorded in studio session for album)
4. Morning Twilight (recorded late at Ed Harcourt studio as we wrote it and drank)
5. Tequila recorded at 50 50 studios
6. Heart Shaped Stone (demo recorded at Neill Maccolls house)
7. Arwen (writing demo with Chris Sheehan Tilton House)
8. The Known (writing demo with andy nunn (morcheeba) Tilton House)
9. Underground (home recording)
10. Gave It Away (writing demo)
11. Monday Morning (solo demo recorded on tour, in a hotel room with a bad cold)
12. Count (writing demo 2am recording at a Chris Difford writing retreat Hurst House Laugharne)
13. Picture Book (live at the Union Chapel
14. Sequins (live at Union Chapel)
15. Heart Shaped Stone (live at the Union Chapel with strings)


Hypoxia (Album)

1. Electric
2. Mirrors
3. Battleships
4. Cuckoo
5. Beating Heart
6. Tango With Marco
7. When Nothing Meant Less
8. The Mind Has Its Own Place
9. Part Of Us

Hypoxia (Bonus Disc)

1. Mirrors (recorded on tour in Aberdeen by Ben Trig with David Page)
2. Mind Is Its Own Place (recorded on tour in Aberdeen by Ben Trig with David Page)
3. Electric (recorded on tour in Aberdeen by Ben Trig with David Page
4. Beating Heart (recorded on tour in Aberdeen by Ben Trig with David Page)
5. Tango With Marco (recorded on tour in Aberdeen by Ben Trig with David Page)
6. Cuckoo (first draft recorded on tour in Aberdeen by Ben Trig with David Page
7. When Nothing Meant Less (recorded on tour in Aberdeen by Ben Trig with David Page)
8. Battleships (writing demo with Jon Thorne. Recorded in Travelodge room on day off at the side of the A1)
9. Part Of Us (recorded with David Saw in a stairwell. Hurst House at a Chris Difford retreat)
10. Nothing Meant Less. (Home recording)

This twenty disc boxset contains ten studio albums with accompanying bonus discs and two booklets featuring lyrics, memoirs and contributions. All artwork originates from various paintings and drawings by Kathryn.

When we talk about an artist’s body of work we tend to think of a handful of records stretched out across a handful of years if we’re lucky. A changing industry and a focus on immediacy have done little to alter such notions, which makes Kathryn Williams something of an anomaly - releasing eleven full-length albums under her own name (and more with various side-projects) since her debut, 'Dog Leap Stairs', released in 1999 via her own label 'CAW Records'.

Kathryn's enchanting craft has grown and expanded as she’s moved from one project to the next, from the breakthrough success of her Mercury Prize-nominated ‘Little Black Numbers’, all the way through to her Sylvia Plath tribute project 'Hypoxia'. From dusty Americana to playful jazz re-workings and so much more besides, every record Williams puts her name to burns with a meticulousness and an honesty that casts a spell all of her own makings, following in the shadow of the listener for years to come.

While her best-known work is characterised by rich and honest songwriting, inspired by the greats - from Nick Drake and Tim Buckley to Joni Mitchell and beyond - Williams has continually been able to evolve as an artist because she’s always looked outside of such genre boundaries.

Her debut record, 'Dog Leap Stairs', was recorded for just £80, urging Uncut to report that: "with a voice and songs like these, who needs a budget!" Kathryn's second record, 'Little Black Numbers', saw her reputation blossom, garnering significant critical praise and earning a shortlist nomination for the much-coveted Mercury Music Prize. Continuing her somewhat prolific release schedule, 2002 brought her third album, 'Old Low Light', which was swiftly followed in 2004 with ‘Relations’ - a covers record which included subtle re-workings of Lou Reed, Neil Young and Kurt Cobain.

In 2006, Williams worked with producer Kate St John (who would go on to produce 2010’s 'The Quickening') to record 'Leave To Remain', Williams’ sixth studio album and one that The Guardian claimed to be "both beautiful and intense, her best album yet". A couple of years later, Kathryn collaborated with Neill MacColl on 'Two', an album The Independent described as "a magical meeting of intuitive musical minds".

Her next offering 'The Quickening' was warmly welcomed, with the BBC saying that it "reminds us that quietness can resound so loudly". This not only signified the third decade within which Williams had released a full-length album, but it also kick-started her relationship with One Little Indian Records. The iconic label would go on to release both follow-up records 'Crown Electric' and 'Hypoxia'; a striking collection of songs that were inspired by Sylvia Plath’s 'The Bell Jar', which Clash Magazine hailed as a “spellbinding work of art”.

Williams has always evaded fickle fashion, her virtues deeper and longer lasting, with wider perspective gained from her art background, as well as a disdain for sonic correction programmes that allow you “to 're-draw’ a note on a computer with a ‘pencil’.” She has compared the process of writing music to painting - “I can do the sketches, but the painting is a different process. You’ll never get the picture you’d imagined. But as long as you can go with it, then you’ll be happy with it. It’s frustrating, but that’s how it is.”

Beautifully designed and carefully constructed, the boxset brings together a phenomenal collection of ten albums written and recorded over a period of sixteen years. A span of time that has seen recordings featuring Ed Harcourt and praise from the likes of Jude Rogers, Tom Robinson and Guy Garvey, exclaiming that she has "one of the loveliest voices on earth".

Words by Tom Johnson

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"One of Britain’s finest singer-songwriters" (Time Out)

"[The] first lady of UK folk." (Q Magazine)

"Her songs are things of haunting and fragile beauty." (Marie Claire)

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