National Trust: The Album is a collection of birdsongs, crashing waves, rustling leaves and other ambient noises that were recorded by Cocker at Trust locations. The album is available to download in full for free via this page, while you can find out more about it on the National Trust website and a CD hard copy is available to purchase.
Speaking about the project, Cocker said, “I hope this album is a ‘holiday for the ear. It’s not really meant to be listened to intently, like a piece of music, but more as something to have on in the background to aid relaxation or contemplation. Plus, you get to visit 13 National Trust properties in the space of 30 minutes. No mean feat. I hope it has the feel of one continuous journey and conjures up an image in the mind’s eye of the places featured. I also hope it could inspire the listeners to then visit the sites for themselves.”