FANS GET EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN:
BOXSET INCLUDES REMASTERED VERSIONS OF FIRST SEVEN STUDIO ALBUMS ON CD OR LP
RECREATIONS OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND BOOK OF RARE MEMORABILIA AND PHOTOS
The seven albums are recreations of their original packaging and the set is accompanied by a 60-page book featuring rarely-seen photos, memorabilia and original press clippings from Springsteen’s first decade as a recording artist.
Acclaimed engineer Bob Ludwig, working with Springsteen and longtime engineer Toby Scott, has remastered these albums, all newly transferred from the original analogue masters using the Plangent Process playback system.
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)*
The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle (1973)*
Born To Run (1975)
Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978)
The River (1980)*
Born In The U.S.A. (1984)*
*denotes first time remastered on CD
The Lost Brothers deliver calming video for the gorgeous Spanish Reprise
Put together by Zoe Genders and Melvyn Ternan, the video combines beautiful photography with quirky animation to offer up a magical feel – while the echoes of the album’s artwork add to the sense of identity. “After talking to the boys and getting an idea of where they wanted the video to go visually, we left with the idea of “grand, open, sprawling spaces – large, rich vistas” in our heads and the original artwork created for the new album,” Melvyn said. “Something was itching us and we finally landed on our final influence: Edweard Muybridge and both his photographic work and ‘studies’ in motion work.
Both these bodies of work, often celebrated and discussed by animators, had never really met in any way before now and are sometimes believed to have been created by two different people.” The motion studies were handcut and put against the time-lapsed background, with the directors keen to avoid digitising the process where possible, and the result certainly looks worthy of the effort invested.
The Lost Brothers Announce New Album New Songs of Dawn and Dust
Out Now on Lojinx
The Lost Brothers 4th album, New Songs Of Dawn and Dust, is the start of something new for the Irish duo. Their previous release, 2012’s “The Passing Of The Night”, was the closing chapter in a trilogy of records that started with their debut album “Trails of the Lonely” in 2008.
Since forming in Liverpool in 2007 the songwriting duo has chosen to collaborate with other artists on each album, recording in Portland with Mike Coykendall and Adam Selzer, in Sheffield with Richard Hawley’s band and inNashville with Brendan Benson and members of Old Crow Medicine Show and The Cardinals, respectively. So it’s somehow fitting the band have returned to Liverpool, to record the first of a new trilogy with Bill Ryder-Jones, solo artist and former guitarist of local heroes The Coral, at the production helm.
Recording was scheduled to begin when Ryder-Jones returned from touring as guest guitarist with the Arctic Monkeys. “Everyone was busy so we waited til the stars aligned and then went for it! We felt like we had a dream team of pals to make the album we really wanted.” explains Oisin. “We flew in from appearing on Russian national TV in Moscow straight into the studio to record the record”.
From the 30 songs written on the road, 15 were selected for the studio, recording 12 and 9 appearing on the album with three instrumentals. All recorded and mixed in 7 days at Parr Street Studios.
It’s no surprise that gigs in the last few years with luminaries such as Brendan Benson, The Frames, Billy Bragg, John Prine, Squeeze and, most recently, The Delines have landed them plenty of vocal support from their musical mentors & peers.
“Once in a while you hear voices that stop you in your tracks. The Lost Brothers are the real deal. They have the most beautiful harmonies around, and what sets them apart is that they have the songs to back it up.” – Willy Vlautin (author, Richmond Fontaine, The Delines)
“If there’s any justice under the moon and the stars the Lost Brothers will come through!”
- Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
The duo have also made fans at radio and TV, with appearances & plays on NPR’s Mountain Stage in the US and Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne, Huey Morgan and Bob Harris in the UK. They have performed on the BBC’s Culture Show and Celtic Connections and on Irish TV’s esteemed Other Voices and The Late Late Show.
October 2012 saw The Lost Brothers complete an extensive US tour with Glen Hansard and in March 2013 they played the legendary Midnight Ramble at the Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, followed by the Midnight Ramble Concert For Levon in Texas.
The band describe musical influences that range from Ennio Morricone
to Jack Nitzsche to Beck, from Chuck Berry to Harry Nilsson, from Sweeney’s Men to Van Morrison, from Bob Dylan to Lou Reed and Nick Cave.
“This new album steps away from the strictly folk/americana thing and opens up a new door for us,” says Oisin.
New Songs Of Dawn and Dust will be the duo’s second full length release on British indie Lojinx. The album will be out on CD, LP & digital on September 22nd.
Forthcoming dates are as follows:
Sat 01 Nov 2014 Dolans Warehouse Limerick, Ireland
Sun 02 Nov 2014 The Harbour Bar Bray, Ireland
Mon 03 Nov 2014 Mick Murphy’s Bar Ballymore Eustace, Ireland
Thu 06 Nov 2014 Middle Earth Music Club Naas Naas, Ireland
Fri 07 Nov 2014 Whelan’s Dublin, Ireland
Sun 09 Nov 2014 Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh, UK
Mon 10 Nov 2014 The Castle Manchester Manchester, UK
Tue 11 Nov 2014 Hare & Hounds – Venue 2 Birmingham, UK
Wed 12 Nov 2014 St Pancras Old Church London, UK
Thu 13 Nov 2014 Komedia Brighton Brighton, UK
Sat 15 Nov 2014 St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church Sheffield, UK Tickets
Sun 16 Nov 2014 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK
Mon 17 Nov 2014 Studio 2 Parr Street Liverpool, UK
Wed 19 Nov 2014 Kenny’s Bar Lahinch, Ireland
Thu 20 Nov 2014 Róisín Dubh Galway, Ireland
Fri 21 Nov 2014 Sandino’s Derry, UK
Sat 22 Nov 2014 Mcgrory’s Donegal, Ireland
Wed 26 Nov 2014 Errigle Inn Belfast, UK
Fri 28 Nov 2014 Kulturzentrum Kammgarn Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Wed 03 Dec 2014 Solstice Arts Centre Navan, Ireland
Sat 06 Dec 2014 Coughlan’s Live Cork, Ireland
For more info visit http://thelostbrothersband.com/
FEATURING THE CREAM OF NEW UK FOLK, ROOTS AND COUNTRY ARTISTS:
Balsamo Deighton, Red Sky July, Raintown, Lucy-May & Frankie Davies.
Monday November 24th 2014. Doors 6pm. Show starts 6.45pm
229 Club, Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN
Tickets £12.50 in advance from: https://agmp.ticketabc.com/events/grass-roots-uk/
Grass Roots Music UK is an alliance formed by the representatives of British artists in the folk, roots and country genres. With media support for these genres being at an all-time recent high, the aim is to further develop the profile of these and other artists amongst both media and fans alike. The London show in November is the first step towards a UK tour with plans already being discussed for shows in America to include Nashville.
Jamie Spencer, who manages Lucy-May said “The original idea was to look at a tour akin to old Motown or Stiff tours where we get several acts together on the road so instead of playing to only a few people, they can draw a far bigger crowd with support from local media. I dare not call it a movement but there is something going on here and we believe we should make the most of it, let’s hope this is the start of something that will grow and grow”.
Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton first met and bonded over a love of 70’s singer/ songwriters, country music and cake. When Rosalie joined Steve’s highly regarded band The Storys, they took it as a sign that one day they would record together. Influenced by everyone from Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Tom Petty, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Balsamo Deighton’s songs pretty much nod, wink and steal from them all. Their debut album will be released in 2015.www.balsamodeighton.com @balsamodeighton
Red Sky July – husband and wife Ally Mcerlaine (Texas) and Shelly Poole (Alisha’s Attic) along with Charity Hair (Alice Band) – have been touring incessantly off the back of their critically acclaimed second album ‘Shadowbirds’ which entered the official UK country music chart at #3 and was described by one reviewer as being “unrivalled as the best 2014 UK release in the country and roots genre”. As well as their own headline shows, Red Sky July have been appearing as special guests of Beth Nielsen Chapman, Steve Earle, 10cc, Mary Gauthier and Sheryl Crow. www.redskyjuly.com @redskyjuly
Lucy-May, whose first single ‘Paper Heart’ was playlisted by BBC Radio 2,has now finished recording her self-funded debut album in Nashville with award-winning writer and producer Jeff Cohen. The first single ‘Whirlwind’ is released in January 2015 with the album following in March. www.facebook.com/iamlucymay @LucyMayOfficial
Fresh from winning UKCountryRadio.com’s ‘Country Artist of the Year 2014’ – their 5th award in 3 years – the multi-award winning and history making duo Raintown are fast gaining the reputation as one of the hottest Country acts in Europe. The recently married couple, Paul Bain and Claire McArthur-Bain, fuse a passion for Country Music with their eclectic musical influences and continue the tradition of exciting new music emerging from Glasgow. www.raintownmusic.com
Jersey’s Frankie Davies’ debut release ‘Superman’ received national airplay on BBC Radio 2 & a trip to Nashville with Whispering Bob Harris followed where she performed at The Americana Music Festival for BBC Introducing. Frankie’s second single ‘Shivers’ is out soon, followed by a 5 track EP in 2015. www.frankiedavies.co.uk @frankierdavies
6.45pm Balsamo Deighton
7.15pm Red Sky July
8.45pm Frankie Davies
BAND TO RELEASE LABEL DEBUT TIME AND TRAUMA IN FEBRUARY 2015
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