In bed with... Volume One
The most seductive soundtrack ever, hand-selected by art, fashion, media and music luminaries and raising funds for Shelter.
Cherry-picked by Mr & Mrs Smith's favourite tastemakers
‘It’s not everyday you get asked to get into bed with Lauren Laverne and Howard Marks. The Smiths asked some of our favourite bon viveurs to reveal their bedtime musical secrets and the result is a staggeringly enjoyable and brilliantly surprising romp through a genre-hopping array of the classic and the contemporary where Marc Almond, The Do, Neon Neon, Terry Callier and Television all turn out to be unpredictable but perfect bedfellows.’
Rob Wood, Mr & Mrs Smith’s Tunesmith/Music Concierge
V V Brown, Jo Wood, Dylan Jones and Russ (Cuban Brothers) are among those revealing their sexiest tunes on this new album from boutique travel experts, Mr & Mrs Smith. A compilation as inspiring as the Smiths’ hotel recommendations…
Marc Almond That Dress (exclusive track) - chosen by Roland Mouret (designer)
Sufjan Stevens To Be Alone With You - chosen by Lauren Laverne (DJ/broadcaster)
Television Marquee Moon - chosen by Natasha Law (artist)
The Dø On My Shoulders - chosen by Tom Aikens (chef)
Neon Neon I Lust U - chosen by James Lohan (founder of Mr & Mrs Smith)
Jenny Lewis Black Sand - chosen by Tamara Salman (creative director Liberty)
Love Alone Again Or - chosen by Howard Marks (author and bon vivant)
Terry Callier Dancing Girl - chosen by Tiffanie Darke (editor Sunday Times Style)
‘After our ‘Something for the Weekend’ music series came to an end, we wanted to create a new collection of compilations with a similarly eclectic track list, but through a more diverse and imaginative selection process. And the fact we can make a contribution to Shelter is close to all our hearts. As for the line-up, it is genuinely inspiring and we really don’t think you’ll find any other albums quite like it out there. A huge thank you to all involved.’
James Lohan, founder Mr & Mrs Smith
NOTES FOR EDITORS:
• Over 20% of the profit from every CD sold goes to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity (shelter.org.uk; 0808 800 4444)
• Released through Spark (0870 460 5439; spark-me.com).
• Priced £12.99 available from www.mrandmrssmith.com/shop
• See the full Smith hotel collection at mrandmrssmith.com/all-our-hotels
• Follow the Smiths at Twitter.com/smithhotels
• Read our Blog at blog.mrandmrssmith.com
• Book a hotel through the Smith Travel Team on 0845 034 0700
• For more information on Spark contact Matthias Bauss on 0870 460 5439.
AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW
James Lohan (managing director Spy Publishing, aka Mr Smith)
James began his professional life organising legendary London clubnights ‘Come Dancing’, (voted the best party in the world by FHM Magazine back in 1999) and DJing at clubs across the country. Before becoming one half of the couple behind Mr & Mrs Smith, James ran his own company, Atomic Events and in 2001, co-founded the White House, South London’s first members bar and restaurant. As his stamina started to fade he swapped guest lists for guest books and naturally, he turned his attentions to boutique hotels. While he has officially hung up his headphones (apart from friends’ weddings, bar mitzvahs and anywhere else that will take him), he continues to be a keen music aficionado and he loves working with Rob Wood, Smith’s resident Tunesmith, in bringing the Smith CD series to life.
Since Mr & Mrs Smith’s first guidebook was published under the Spy Publishing imprint in 2003, Smith has grown under James’ entrepreneurial eye from a labour of love to a multi-faced boutique travel provider.
The introduction of an online booking service in 2005 and an in-house reservations team in 2006 shifted the business in an exciting new direction. The company has developed a three-tiered membership programme, which includes a full travel and lifestyle concierge service, and has attracted over 75,000 active members. The Smiths’ latest projects include launching the Smith brand in the USA and opening an office in Australia to expand into the Asia-Pacific region, as well as introducing a 24-hour telephone booking service for luxury travellers worldwide.
‘What a fantastic set of tracks. I am thrilled to be involved – and how brilliant that a donation goes to one of my favourite charities, Shelter.’
Michelle Ogundehin editor-in-chief, Elle Decoration
For review copies, information or artwork, contact Sabine at Spy Publishing
email: Sabine@mrandmrssmith.com direct line: +44 (0)20 8987 6980
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