Lines – The Complete Trilogy


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“The Unthanks continue to experiment ravenously and joyously” Jude Rogers, The Guardian

Lines is a trilogy of song cycles inspired by poetry, focusing on three female perspectives across time – writer Emily Brontë, World War One poets, and British Hull fishing worker Lillian Bilocca. The trilogy is available as ‘medium play’ records on 10″ vinyl or CD. Both come in a neat unshouty slipcase, illustrated by Natalie Rae Reed.

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The trilogy includes:

Part One – Lillian Bilocca: Words written by Maxine Peake, music by Adrian McNally, performed by The Unthanks for the Hull City of Culture site specific theatre piece, The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca.

Part Two – World War One: Lines taken from WW1 poems and letters made into song by Adrian McNally, Sam Lee and Tim Dalling.

Part Three – Emily Brontë: A collection of ten poems by Emily Brontë, turned into song by Unthanks pianist Adrian McNally, written and recorded on Emily’s original piano in The Parsonage where she grew up. Commissioned by the Bronte Society to mark Emily’s 200th Birthday and performed with bandmates Rachel and Becky Unthank.

Watch the Lines Trilogy Promo

Watch the Emily Brontë Promo

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