In Search of Harperfield

In Search of Harperfield is the third studio album by Scottish singer-songwriter and musician Emma Pollock, released on 29 January 2016 by Chemikal Underground, and was her first studio album in five and a half years following 2010's The Law of Large Numbers.[7]

In Search of Harperfield
Emma Pollack - In Search of Harperfield.jpg
Studio album by
Released29 January 2016 (2016-01-29)
GenreIndie rock
LabelChemikal Underground
ProducerPaul Savage
Emma Pollock chronology
The Law of Large Numbers
In Search of Harperfield
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
The Skinny[3]
Drowned in Sound[4]
Louder Than War[5]
The Quietus(positive)[6]

On release, the album received critical acclaim but it failed to chart. Uncut magazine included it in their Top 75 albums of 2016 list at No. 65.[8]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Emma Pollock, except where noted.

Side one
1."Cannot Keep a Secret"4:24
2."Don't Make Me Wait"4:10
Side two
6."Parks and Recreation" 3:13
7."Vacant Stare" 3:29
8."In the Company of the Damned"
9."Dark Skies" 3:29
10."Monster in the Pack" 4:27
11."Old Ghosts" 5:42
Total length:44:23


Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.[9]

Additional musicians
  • David McAulay – guitar; bass guitar; drum machine
  • Malcolm Lindsay – strings; string arrangements; cello
  • Michael John McCarthy – keyboards; accordion
  • Cairn String Quartet – strings; string arrangements
  • RM Hubbert – guitar
  • Graeme Smillie – piano
  • Jackie Baxter – cello
Production team


  1. ^ "Reviews for In Search of Harperfield by Emma Pollock". Metacritic. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "In Search of Harperfield - Emma Pollock". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 March 2010.
  3. ^ Pilkington, Dan. "In Search of Harperfield - Emma Pollock". The Skinny. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  4. ^ Skinner, James. "In Search of Harperfield - Emma Pollock". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 22 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  5. ^ Beech, Dave. "In Search of Harperfield - Emma Pollock". Louder Than War. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  6. ^ Le May, Susan. "In Search of Harperfield - Emma Pollock". The Quietus. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Emma Pollock 'In Search of Harperfield'". Chemikal Underground. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2016". 11 December 2016.
  9. ^ In Search of Harperfield liner notes. Chemikal Underground. 2016.

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