Moon Landing (2019)

Moon Landing – EP

1. Moon Landing (2019 version)
(Doug Kinch & Josh Johnston)
2. In My World (She Said)
(Doug Kinch & Josh Johnston)
3. Come Down Jehovah
(Chris Wood)
4. Swimming On The Moon (2019 remix)
(Josh Johnston & Anna Johnston)

Produced by Josh Johnston
Recorded and mixed by Anthony Gibney
Mastered by Simon Francis

Musicians on Track 1, 2 & 3
Josh Johnston – Piano, Wurlitzer & vocal
Paj Groenland – Electric & Acoustic Guitar on track 1
Scott Flanagan – Hammond Organ
Rory Pierce – Cello on track 1
Bill Blackmore – Flugelhorn on track 1
Marco Francescangeli – Clarinet on track 2
Brian Hogan – Bass, Electric Guitar on track 2
Dave Hingerty – Drums & Percussion

Musician credits for Track 4 are as for the Asylum Harbour album below.

To listen to tracks and to purchase Moon Landing digitally, or on CD, click here ** During 2020, if you order one of the other solo albums (The Art Of Saving Lives, The Shape Of Things or Asylum Harbour – or a combination of the three – as a CD, you can receive a copy of the EP for free **

Just a year after his 4th solo album The Art Of Saving Lives, Dublin pianist / singer / songwriter Josh Johnston returns with a new EP, “Moon Landing”.

The new EP features reimaginings of “Moon Landing” and “Swimming On The Moon” from 2018’s The Art Of Saving Lives and 2008’s Asylum Harbour respectively, as well as new tracks “In My World (She Said)” co-written with Dublin songwriter Doug Kinch – and Chris Wood’s soulful song “Come Down Jehovah”.

The song choice owes a passing nod to the recent 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings – the songs evoke both the dread and excitement of exploring uncharted territory, as well as the elation of a productive voyage in these new directions. The EP is the first product of a new studio partnership with producer / engineer Anthony Gibney (Jane Willow, Nick Kely, Blood Red Mountain Band).

Helping Josh out musically on these recordings are Paj Groenland on acoustic & electric guitar, Brian Hogan on bass (Kíla, Preacher’s Son), Dave Hingerty on drums (Kíla, The Frames, Josh Ritter), Scott Flanagan on hammond organ, Bill Blackmore on trumpet and Marco Francescangeli on saxes and clarinet.

You can see the music video for Moon Landing on YouTube