On January 8, 2007.


On January 8, 2007, “Rough Trade” label released “Candylion”, the second Gruff Rhys album.  It was recorded in 2006, at “Stiwsio Ofn” in Llanfaelog, Wales, at “AR 3” in Rio de Janeiro, and “Dairy” in Brixton, and was produced by Gruff Rhys,  Gorwel Owen and Mario Caldato, Jr.


  • Gruff Rhys– vocals, guitar, programming
  • Jonathan Thomas – pedal steel
  • Lisa Jên – vocals
  • Samantha Caldato – vocals
  • Owen Evans – double bass
  • Kassin – gameboy beats
  • Gorwel Owen– tambour, stylophone
  • Tandi Gebara – berimbau
  • Felipe Pinaud – flute
  • Sean O’Haganand, Marcus Haldaway – string arrangements
  • Amanda Britton, Sally Herbert, Brian Wright, Jacqueline Norrie – violin
  • Laura Melhuish – violin
  • Marcus Holdaway – cello
  • Rhodri Puw – bell
  • Siwan Puw – sleigh bells
  • Pete Fowler– artwork
  • Pete James – artwork, art direction, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gruff Rhys.

  1. This Is Just the Beginning
  2. Candylion
  3. The Court of King Arthur
  4. Lonesome Words
  5. Cycle of Violence
  6. Painting People Blue
  7. Beacon in the Darkness

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