Yes, the Family Tree Trilogy is not over. In 2015, Ben Cooper released ‘The Bastards’, a collection of B-Sides and unused songs from the other three albums. Cooper has said there are even songs for the Family Tree project that he has not recorded. Some are sequels to songs we all ready have. Uff. Just do it Ben.
Part 3 of 3. Yes, finally we have reached Return of the Jedi…I mean Return of the King…The Leaves. Yes I believe The Branches was a stronger overall outing. But this one has the biggest peaks. Two songs in particular are probably in my top 3 from the entire catalog. Those being ‘Everything Costs’ (which has an awesome music video) and ‘The Ship in Port’. ‘The Ship in Port’ is of course in reference to one of my favorite phrases from a poem by William Shedd.
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ship’s are built for”
Yeah I am not sure if that is the exact quote, but it’s something like that. Regardless this is a fantastic project and you should listen to all of them.
Favorite tracks: Everything Costs, The Ship in Port, Photograph