Stories We Could Tell


  • Catalogue Number: MM9
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Format: CD

By the time of Stories We Could Tell in 2004, Miracle Mile were drawing critical plaudits in every significant British magazine and newspaper, along with comparisons to such pop perfectionists as Prefab Sprout and the Blue Nile.

Critics were noting that Miracle Mile was fast becoming a repository of timelessly romantic music fueled by the same shamelessly emotional human concerns that inspired the great standards.

More than this, it was being noticed that while most bands go into decline after two or three albums, Miracle Mile were getting better, perhaps because they’d avoided the trap of trying to be contemporary, and had no need to be more outrageous than the competition, largely because they didn’t see music as a competitor sport. 

Johnny Black

..but here’s a truth I’ve learned, you make colours sing / would I take you back? Does freedom favour wings?The Dust Will Shape Your Sins

01 Milk Moustache
02 Bad One in the Barrel
03 Why I Sing
04 As we Speak
05 Holding Patterns
06 Making Repairs to Lisa
07 Wild Side
08 Mystery to Me
09 Cold Lines
10 Mawkish Mule
11 American Skin
12 Scars
13 Lost and Found
14 The Dust Will Shape Your Sins

Produced and arranged by Marcus Cliffe and Trevor Jones
Recorded, Programmed and Mixed by Marcus Cliffe at his Norbury Brook Studio

Brass arrangements by Chris Bachelor
Woodwind arrangements by Simon Currie
String arrangements by Marcus Cliffe

Songs by Trevor Jones except:
‘The Dust Will Shape Your Sins’ by Trevor Jones and Marcus Cliffe
Copyright controlled

Mastered by Peter Beckmann at Technology Works

Design/Artwork by Nick Reddyhoff
Photography by Di Holmes and Mark McEvoy

Distributed by Backs/Shellshock/Pinnacle
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