Celebrating 15 Years of Reveal Records label Home Is Where The Art Is is the first compilation of music from Reveal artists.
Reveal Records is an independent music company formed after a chance encounter in 2005 on myspace between widely acclaimed American songwriter Joan As Police Woman and then independent record store (Reveal Records Derby) owner Tom Rose.
“Reveal is a mindset. It is a creative place where I feel free to experiment and take risks. After a lifetime of making music I feel as though I’m home. Ask anyone on Reveal and they will say the same.” – Boo Hewerdine
The compilation comes as a deluxe double CD with booklet, housed in a triple gatefold card package retailing at around just £7. It’s a perfect primer for new listeners and a chance to look back over the variety of world class music Reveal Records artists have created to date. The album includes cult classics, deep album cuts, new and unreleased music from artists including multi BBC Folk Award winner Kris Drever, recent Gorillaz and Tony Allen collaborator Joan As Police Woman, visionary Avant-folk trio Lau,
“Tom took me on when I was very green indeed, allowed to me to split my focus between my own thing and Lau and was really instrumental in the successes that both those strands have seen since. I’m grateful in the extreme for the patience and support that I’ve had from Reveal and comforted by the knowledge that our story continues. What a difference being able to choose where your interests lie makes, long live independence and long live Reveal! – Kris Drever / Lau
“Over 15 years Tom has nurtured a secret garden of music at Reveal Records. His creative vision is both bright and determined and has guided me through some of the most challenging times and interesting places with my music” – Dan Whitehouse
Thirty eight tracks including many previously unreleased or available on CD for the first time are joined by an extra set of tracks on the digital version.
“After turning my back on all agents, managers, record companies etc. I came home to Scotland from London and it took some convincing for me to involve myself with anyone else. My friend Boo Hewerdine told me about Tom at Reveal Records. When I met him my defences were fully up. But his gentle appreciation and commitment to what he loved slowly convinced me to trust again and now I’ve been working with Tom these past years I feel I’ve found a wise and trusted ally. A musical sanctuary.” – Eddi Reader
There’s a nice interview with Tom Rose of Reveal Records here.