The Campfire Sessions are something of an early Christmas present from Sarah Darling, a series of acoustic singles, recorded in the manner as if we were all gathered with her around a campfire. According to Sarah " Most will have been hit songs when they were first released, although maybe not so well known now, so I'm really excited to be introducing them to my fans, done in my own way!”.
The first of them "Leave The Pieces" dates back to 2006 and was originally recorded by The Wreckers. If their version was a lovely piece of country pop, this is as stripped back as it gets and it is simply beautiful and finds a new depth in the lyrics.
Anyone who got to see Sarah play solo at the Bluebird sessions at C2C or on her acoustic tours with Jenn Bostic will be reminded of just how effective she can be in such a simple setting.
There is no word yet as to how many of these little gems will be dropping in the run up to her show at The Union Chapel in December but if they are all like this we are in for a real treat.