Stephen Fretwell Magpie [UK Bonus Tracks]
- Released: November 22, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Fiction
- 1.Do You Want to Come With?
- 2.What's That You Say Little Girl
- 4.Bad Bad You, Bad Bad Me
- 6.Lost Without You
- 11.New York
- 12.Rain (U.K. Bonus Track)
- 13.If You Go (U.K. Bonus Track)
Personnel: Stephen Fretwell (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Erin "Eddy" Moran, Isobel Heyworth (vocals).
Audio Mixer: Guy Massey.
Sensitive U.K. singer-songwriter Stephen Fretwell caused a stir when this folk-oriented full-length debut was released in his home country in 2004. This collection of a dozen songs for a rainy Sunday begins with a single solitary piano note and Fretwell's nasal North of England accent on "Do You Want to Come With?" The album's air of melancholy never really clears, and if Fretwell's comparative youth and inexperience is evident in some strained lyrical imagery, his imagination and ear for a good tune also manifests itself on songs like the worldly wise "Bad Bad You, Bad Bad Me" and the homespun "Lines."