Stockfisch唱片录音採用二十八位元的类比数位转换器、NAGRA-D等超发烧设备录制，并以B&W NAUTILUS 801进行鑑听。
本张专辑的录音显示 Stockfisch老闆Pauler Gunter的录音技巧也是越来越纯熟。除了以往吉他在两旁出现、主唱置中的编排外，本张专辑更将和声录制於音场后方，宽阔而温暖的和声让音乐听起来更为饱满、舞台更形宽阔。第八曲「下一个故事」，左右两侧的风笛一高一低，不但笛声饱满温暖，气流声的形体更相当明显，成为聆听上的一大享受。当然，伊温的人声更是柔而不腻，中低音域的歌声厚实有穿透力，是整张专辑的主角。Stockfisch录音一向有的温暖透明音色表现依旧，让这张专辑无论在演奏或录音方面都有极高成就，是民谣录音的经典之作。
01. 倒转时光 When Time Turns Around
02. 皮耶奥古斯汀雷诺瓦 Pierre-Auguste Renoir
03. 琥珀厅 The Amber Room
04. 在你的画室 In Your Studio
05. 骷髏船员 The Skeleton Crew
06. 中国旅行者 China Traveller
07. 鲁宾斯坦的回忆 Rubenstein Remembers
08. 下一个故事 One More Story
09. 讯息 The Messege
10. 龙舌兰酒絮语 Talkin' Tequila
11. 巴黎 Paris
12. 路易斯与克拉克 Lewis And Clark
Ewen passed away in October 2010.
There is a memorial web site here.
With voice a hybrid of Gordon Lightfoot and Roger Whittaker, it is no wonder that Ewen Carruthers has a solid following worldwide and certainly no wonder that When Time Turns Around has gained critical praise from all corners, but the key to this album lies in the songs. Twelve beauties found their way here, each a story in itself and presented in a simple, straightforward style pretty much missing in today's world of music. They are more toward the middle of the road than you might think, but they are Carruthers, pure and simple.
The Amber Room gives musical insight to the last days of the Tsar and Tsarina of Russia. Knowing they will die, they await word from the reloutionary powers, treasuring every last second together with their family and enjoying their last moments in the Amber Room, an incredible wonder in itself (dismantled by the Germans during World War II). Lost and gone, Carruthers recreates its magnificence not in the description of the room, but in the wonder it created in two people, very much in love, in their final days.
The Holocaust is presented by the portrait of Rubenstein in Rubenstein Remembers, more a look at the man and his reluctant memories than the tragedy itself. There is no way any human could go through such a horror and not be broken. Carruthers understood and presents just that point.
One of the more modern style songs is The Message about leaving a message on the moors he walked with his son and daughter in 1992. A beautiful melody supported by stellar acoustic backing, it really shines.
Plenty more stories are here: one about Paris, one about Renoir, one about sailors lost at sea. They are stories, like I said, and a part of who Carruthers is. And they are worth hearing for that reason alone.
All twelve songs hit their mark and there are probably numerous reasons. Strum just is not in Carruthers' vocabulary and he finger-picks his way through each song. It is not only apt, but necessary. It wouldn't sound quite right any other way. Production is masterfully handled by Gunter Pauler (listen to it on headphones and you will understand). The backing musicians and vocalists are not only spot on, but are so beautifully recorded you almost miss it.
Ewen Carruthers is of this caliber. His new album "When Time Turns Around" is the latest release of the Stockfisch label. And this fine CD could and should relieve Carruthers from his status as being the all-time secret of the Inner Circle of folk music.
Ewen Carruthers´ folksongs are unbelievably condensed matter; they are diamonds reduced to their essential artistic content which have influenced many of his fellow musicians - among them Allan Taylor and Mike Silver.
Ewen Carruthers, vocals, guitar
Mike Silver, guitar, backing vocals
Chris Jones, guitar
Siard de Jong, fiddle, mandolin, waldzither, flute
Christina Lux, backing vocals
Fiona Simpson, backing vocals
Roger Nicholls, backing vocals
Iris Kramer, flugelhorn
Hrolfur Vagnsson, accordion
Brian O´Connor, tin whistle, flute
Wolfgang Beisert, mandolin
Beo Brockhausen, tin whistle, low whistle, accordion
Michel Poffet, double bass
Hans-Jörg Maucksch, fretless bass
Ewen Carruthers (1942 - 2010), Ewen was a very private, modest person. He did not disclose much information about hs past and personal life. However, many clues to Evwn 's past can be found in his songs. They speak for themselves....
01. When Time Turns Around 4:47
02. Pierre-Auguste Renoir 4:50
03. The Amber Room 5:19
04. In Your Studio 3:51
05. Skeleton Crew 4:47
06. China Traveller 2:59
07. Rubenstein Remembers 4:06
08. One More Story 4:29
09. The Message 3:25
10. Talkin´ Tequila 3:37
11. Paris 3:29
12. Lewis And Clark 4:21
Total Time 50:02