Laura Marling ‎– Alas I Cannot Swim

Astralwerks ‎– 5099922935823
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1 Ghosts 3:00
2 Old Stone 2:59
3 Tap At My Window 2:47
4 Failure 3:21
5 You're No God 2:27
6 Cross Your Fingers 2:23
7 (Interlude) Crawled Out Of The Sea 1:16
8 My Manic And I 3:56
9 Night Terror 3:09
10 The Captain And The Hourglass 3:09
11 Shine 2:38
12.1 Your Only Doll (Dora) 7:18
12.2 Alas I Cannot Swim

Companies, etc.



Gatefold card sleeve.

Mastered at The Exchange, London
Recorded at Eastcote Studios, Eden Studios, Kore Studios
Mixed at Soho Recording Studios

Track 12 contains 3 sections:
12.1 Your Only Doll (Dora) (3:14)
followed by a period of untitled bird song (1:50) followed by
12.2 which is an untitled hidden track (2:14), the lyrics of which the album's name is taken from.

Thank you Ferdy, Lucy at ITB, Joy, Andrew, Alex, Harry and the rest of the team. Adam and Helen for keeping it simple. Anna and Eastcote Studios for a home from home. Tom Fiddle, Marcus, Winston, Jesse, KC, and everyone who contributed to the record. Also, Noah And The Whale, 4 of the most perfectly kind people I have ever had the good fortune of meeting. Aimy and Gee, whom I love very much. Charlie and Judi without whom, for sure, none of this would have been possible. Phoebe, a beautiful constant in ever changing surroundings. And Charlie, who's mind and talent ring out through this album, bringing all my greatest hopes to fruition and letting nothing go unquestioned; it is to him I owe my biggest thank you. Max, David, Rosemary, Lewis, Will, Charles, Hannah, Diane, Emma and Eddie who have all played a large part in this in ways they might never know.
Here's to fearless enjoyment....

P & © 2008 the copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd. under exclusive license to Astralwerks. All rights reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited. Manufactured and marketed by Atralwerks, 101 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013. 5099922935823.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099922 935823
  • Matrix / Runout: A 7301 5099922935823 D80702-11

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CDV3040, 5099951688028 Laura Marling Alas I Cannot Swim(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV3040, 5099951688028 UK 2008 Sell This Version
5099951688028, CDV3040 Laura Marling Alas I Cannot Swim(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 5099951688028, CDV3040 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
CDV3040, 5099951688028 Laura Marling Alas I Cannot Swim(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV3040, 5099951688028 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ASW 34997 Laura Marling Alas I Cannot Swim(LP, Album + CD, Album) Astralwerks ASW 34997 US 2008 Sell This Version
7899921877 Laura Marling Alas I Cannot Swim(CDr, Album) Virgin 7899921877 US 2008 Sell This Version