Where Have You Been All My Life? is a collection of songs that distills five years and three albums of Villagers' songwriting into one flowing narrative. Recorded in one day at London's RAK Studio, the album is a re-imagining of older material seamlessly woven with present glories from Villagers' most recent studio album, Darling Arithmetic. The unique nature of these arrangements is due in no small part to the musicians in the room at the time of recording: Cormac Curran on grand piano and analogue synthesizer, Danny Snow on double bass, Mali Llywelyn on harp, mellotron and vocals, and Gwion Llewelyn on drums, flugelhorn and vocals. The result is a lush, harmony-laden and vibrant document of a time and a place.