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Leave Only Your Footsteps Behind

by Ariella Uliano

Celtic & English ballads and dances mixed with Folk-Pop originals about London life and a touch of jazz and country. Bonus track: 'Untitled' introducing Renzo Frontoni on vocals & Osamu Yano on guitars. Eclectic, buzzing with the sounds of the city.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Southbank River Song
4:10 $0.99
2. The Wraggle Taggle Gipsies
3:22 $0.99
3. O My Love's Like a Red, Red Rose
3:10 $0.99
4. House Carpenter
5:21 $0.99
5. Mr. Beveridge's Maggot
1:45 $0.99
6. Leave Only Your Footsteps Behind
4:51 $0.99
7. Allan Water
4:25 $0.99
8. Minuet
2:05 $0.99
9. The False Bride
4:27 $0.99
10. La Siminzina
4:07 $0.99
11. Untitled
5:12 $0.99
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Album Notes
Do you love Jane Austen's dances? If yes, check out MR. BEVERIDGE'S MAGGOT (track n.5) and imagine Mr. Darcy dancing to it! (as Colin Firth does in the BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice).
If you are fond of baroque music you will also enjoy this MINUET by Purcell (track n.8), played here by classical pianist Stefan Oslansky from Vienna. Both pieces downloadable from CD Baby and other distributors.

Sweet and simple…..
Tell that Gal that this ol' Texan likes her sound-- Sweet and simple
Jim Hightower, Texas, USA

Greetings Ariella,
I wanted to let you know that I recently played a set from your wonderful new CD "LEAVE ONLY YOUR FOOTSTEPS BEHIND" on my radio show. I do believe that this is some of your best work yet, and I particularly loved the creative re-workings of the older ballads.
Keep up the great work, and keep me posted on any new projects.
Kelly Clement
Celtic and Beyond

Evocative of beautiful atmospheres and melancholic landscapes and ...what a rendering of those great ancient ballads, ALLAN WATERS, THE FALSE BRIDE and HOUSE CARPENTER... though my favorite one has to be track No.3...Robert Burns' RED ROSE !
J.M.S. New England, USA

The traditional ballad (THE BANKS OF) ALLAN WATER is sung by Bathsheba at the sheep-shearing supper in THOMAS HARDY's novel Far From The Madding Crowd. It tells the story of the tragic love of Frank Troy and Fanny Robin. Ariella Uliano's version of the ballad brings to life the characters and the atmosphere of that particular moment. It's moving and hauntingly beautiful in its simplicity.
The best track of the CD!
L.G. Dorset, UK

After an intense and emotional trip to the Isle of Wight, I came back to London with a tune and a few words playing in my head: LEAVE ONLY YOUR FOOTSTEPS BEHIND. Long stretches of the beautiful coast that I had visited and loved a few years before, had been transformed in costly residential estates and made inaccessible to walkers... We continued walking towards the West and re-discovered sceneries, colours, sounds and the pure energy of a land apparently untouched by man’s modern technology.....

.....by the way, the song 'Leave Only Your Footsteps Behind' has already won two song contests and Celtic man Will Killeen is playing his best and quirkiest country-blues on it: three guitars, harmonica and banjo!

SOUTHBANK RIVER SONG is a London song. Disciplined, funny, guitar virtuoso and cartoon loving Osamu Yano is playing the guitar riff and handsome Giuseppe has added street sounds to the track.
The walk along the embankment from Waterloo station to the Bridge is one of my favourites.... It feels like floating in the air, above the waves of soft voices, footsteps... and the sounds of the boats rising from the River.....I sit at cafes overlooking the Golden Hinde and drink my latte, I chat with people, I love listening to their stories, especially in the winter evenings when the atmosphere is more ordinary, intimate and a little bit ghostly!

...I travelled to Italy in the early Spring to finish recording this album and stayed two weeks at a small resort on the Adriatic coast. Sometimes the Adriatic Sea reminds me of the English Channel or the North Sea: the mist and the northerly winds carry an element of magic. So, for a few days, the small Italian town with its sandy beaches provided the ideal setting for the recording of HOUSE CARPENTER, ALLAN WATER and THE WRAGGLE TAGGLE GYPSIES...The surrounding countryside, with its medieval castles and ancient hilltop villages, was also a source of inspiration while working with local musicians on OH MY LOVE'S LIKE A RED, RED ROSE and THE FALSE BRIDE. I discovered that the ‘false bride’ theme appeared for the first time in Lo Cunto de li Cunti, the earliest European collection of traditional fairy-tales, and it was compiled in Italy by the writer, poet and courtier Giambattista Basile in 1634-6. The work was originally written in the dialect of Naples (my father could still speak it!!) and it was very popular with poets and writers of the Romantic era (absolutely my favourite period in literature!)...

This brings me to LA SIMINZINA (the pretty seed) a lullaby from Sicily. I learned it from a Sicilian lady who now lives in Milan and all my friends and fellow musicians fell in love with it. The English version is mine, translated directly from the dialect. Again, the lyrics of La Siminzina and those of House Carpenter have something in common. Both stories tell of a supernatural creature (the Saint/the Lover) coming to take a mortal being (the Child/the Wife) away with them. In Celtic lore we find fairies stealing mortal children (changelings) and replacing them with fairy creatures. The idea was used by William Shakespeare in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

...As usual, I have included two period dances in the programme: MR. BEVERIDGE'S MAGGOT (also appearing in the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice! Yes the one with my hero Colin Firth!) and MINUET.
Both tunes were chosen from the repertoire I perform with a London-based dance company.

Finally, UNTITLED is a song by Renzo and...he's singing it solo on this album..! He's got a warm and deep voice and an Italian accent. Osamu is playing powerful electric and Spanish guitars here.
Ciao, Ariella
You can also download from CD Baby our unplugged and duetted version of UNTITLED, recorded live in Rome!



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J.M.Singer, New England

Suggestive of beautiful atmospheric if melancholic landscapes and stories: what a rendering of those great ancient ballads, ALLAN WATERS, THE FALSE BRIDE and HOUSE CARPENTER...!though my favourite one has to be track No. 3!!

Keith Ames M.U.

Eclectic Folk
Ariella has released an album of intriguing English, Scottish and Sicilian tunes, which reflects a wide range of influences. Ariella delivers classic European folk, original songs, and a haunting recording of Purcell\'s Minuet. Excellent!


Collage Music...
Ariella Uliano's Collage music is rooted in and shaped by the cultural past of Italy, classical and traditional. Good listening!

Jim Hightower

Sweet and Simple
Tell that Gal that this ol' Texan likes her sound-- Sweet and simple

Les Sklaroff, Cameron House Books, Isle of Wight

I was charmed by the 'Footsteps' CD…..
I was charmed by the 'Footsteps' CD. Having spent 25 years living in Edinburgh and as a former guitarist myself, I was especially intrigued to hear your versions of the Scottish ballads, for which I think the clarity and precision of your voice is very well suited. I have not yet heard more than the first few tracks of the other CD, but I look forward to listening to the rest with great enthusiasm.

Peta Webb, Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, London

A valuable addition…..
…your CDs will be a valuable addition to the Sound Archive at the
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

Paul, London

I’m going to transfer it to myMP3 player…..
Southbank River Song: I knew that this would grow on me and every time
I play it I pick out new things that I really like about it.
Leave Only Your Footsteps Behind: I like the song anyway but more so
because it isn’t typical of your style of writing. Arrangement and
performance are both great which means there is much more to it than a
“standard” C&W song.
Wraggle Taggle Gipsies: It is a great arrangement of one of my
favourite traditional songs.
O My Love & House Carpenter: again great arrangements in the style
that I’ve come to expect from you.
I find La Siminzina hauntingly beautiful. It also seems to work well
because it is in two languages where the whole is greater that the sum
of the two parts.
Untitled is still my favourite song – mainly because of the guitar
arrangements on it. The only thing that I’m not very keen on is the recording of the
sounds of the sea and sea gulls etc – it sounds too much like what was
done with Quadrophenia (by The Who) in the 1970s or 80s.

Michele Perucci, Roma

La Sua voce è di una purezza inimitabile!
Mi è molto piaciuto Leave Only Your Footsteps Behind, ottimamente interpretato e ben equilibrato nella scelta dei pezzi (un po' meno azzeccato l'ultimo brano, quello a voce maschile); più complesso e "sperimentale" l'altro CD, quello per intenderci "veronese". Nelle ballate la Sua voce è di una purezza inimitabile!

Margherita, Milano

Trasmette una grande atmosfera...
Ho sentito il tuo CD. E’ fantastico. La tua voce è proprio bella e si adatta benissimo anche a canzoni in un certo senso più “moderne”. Trasmette una grande atmosfera particolarmente per me che sono stata all’isola di Wight.