A song about that most confusing of things, even for those of us far too ugly for staring in the mirror - PERSONAL IDENTITY. How we see yourselves, how other people see us, how we want to be. Put bluntly, with or without the expletive, "Who the f**k am I?"
If you listen to the backing of this song without the vocal, it sounds very like the theme tune to an English murder mystery show - Miss Marple or Poirot. Which is somewhat bizarre as one of the main contributions is from Horacio Pozzo, who hails from Argentina and was adding twists of Argentine tango. So the identity crisis must also lie deep within the music. Who said The Vicar wasn't a genius?!
Cellos are by the incomparable Chaz Dickie and vocals by Tim Elsenberg, singer of Sweet Billy Pilgrim, one time Mercury Prize nominee, and general good egg.
SONGBOOK#1 Special DVD Edition
Deluxe double digipak version of The Vicar’s Songbook#1. Includes a DVDA of the complete album in 5.1 surround sound, as acclaimed by Dolby laboratories, plus 36 video episodes of Vicar Chronicle The First : “The Mysterious Case of Billy’s G String”. Also fourteen track regular CD.
SONGBOOK#1 CD Edition
CD release of The Vicar Songbook#1. Fourteen songs with The Vicar's unique string and chamber arrangements, played by some of the world's outstanding musicians, and sung by invited guest singers
SONGBOOK#1 Digital Download
Digital download of The Vicar Songbook#1 - specially mastered at Hi Res for iTunes.