the song
title : Semi precious
written by : Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine and Teddy Borowiecki
song copyright : © 1996 Warner Music UK Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader lead vocal
Teddy Borowiecki piano, electric guitar
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
Calum MacColl electric guitar
David Piltch bass
Roy Dodds drums and percussion
with :
The Electra Strings :
Jules Singleton, Sonia Slaney,
Sally Herbert, Anna Hemery,
Jocelyn Pook, Claire Orsler,
Dinah Beamish and Sian Bell
strings
Dominic Miller electric nylon guitar
music
key : A major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 77
form : V C ½V ½v C ½V
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Semi-precious

semi-precious, almost flawless
semi-precious, almost flawless
I will find you, I will find you
under bridges, where my fear lies
in the wreckage, I will catch your eyes
in borrowed rooms, by gutter moons
I will find you, I will find you

why do the ones who love the most
lose the most
, lose the most?
why do the ones who love the most
lose the most
, lose the most?

oh my darling, is this the worst part?
where the dream ends and the day won’t start?
and gravity cannot hold me

I will find you, I will find you

why do the ones who love the most
lose the most
, lose the most?
why do the ones who love the most
lose the most
, lose the most?

semi-precious, almost flawless
every faultline I will cherish
I will find you, I will find you


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader and Teddy Borowiecki
recorded by : Gerry O’Riordan assisted by Dan Gilliland, Mark Chambers and Ron Warshow at The Snake Ranch, Lots Road, Chelsea, London
mixed by : David Bottrill at Eden Studios, Acton, London
mastered by : Tim Young at Metropolis
technical
track timing : 3:21
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : Candyfloss and medicine (UK, Japan) track 5
album : Candyfloss and medicine (US) track 5

commentary
Eddi said
“A fantastic Boo + Teddy melody. The original demo (which I hope we get to release) took us half an hour to record - Calum, Roy, Boo and me, with little Sammy on my knee. It’s a begging letter love song.”
Candyfloss and medicine press release