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Landmarks make music with Cocker

PUBLISHED: 17:29 26 May 2010 | UPDATED: 10:25 12 August 2010

A TOP musician has created a soundtrack to National Trust venues across the UK, including sounds from the former home of Winston Churchill.

A TOP musician has created a soundtrack to National Trust venues across the UK, including sounds from the former home of Winston Churchill.

Jarvis Cocker, former lead singer of the band Pulp, has worked with the National Trust to produce the record, titled National Trust: The Album.

The 33-minute recording includes sounds of lapping of waves against the shores of Brownsea Island in Dorset, birdsong at Belton House in Lincolnshire and gardeners at work in Powis Castle, Powys.

It also features the sound of creaking of stairs of the grand staircase at Chartwell, the former home of Winston Churchill in Westerham.

Jarvis Cocker said: "We wanted to produce an album that takes listeners on an audio journey around some of Britain's special places, creating something that is both refreshing, but also provides a soundtrack to think to.

"It's hard for people to escape the distractions of a busy life, but hopefully the album will provide 30 minutes of calm."

The album is currently available to download for free from the National Trust website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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