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The Return of the Clerkenwell Kid

£7.99

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The album features the classics ‘I Love The Rain’ and ‘At the House of the Clerkenwell Kid’ together with 13 other tracks reprising older songs extending beyond cabaret and swing to embrace breezy bossa nova, classic pop and gentle psychedelia. It is only available as a special download at the moment. 

 

Description

This “story of a love affair from before its beginning until after its end” was never released properly outside the US.

The story is described and expanded in the ground breaking podcast series downloadable free here. The album features the classics ‘I Love The Rain’ and ‘At the House of the Clerkenwell Kid’ together with 13 other tracks reprising older songs extending beyond cabaret and swing to embrace breezy bossa nova, classic pop and gentle psychedelia. It is only available as a special download at the moment. 

“The kind of record that deserves a lengthy essay, not a 500-word review… So emotionally potent, so melodically and structurally diverse, that it can wake you up with a jolt and think about love anew…. Weaving a sound reminiscent of [Stephin] Merritt, Prefab Sprout’s Jordan era, the surreal psyche-scapes of Eels circa Electro-Shock Blues (yes, really!), and the best soundtrack work by composers such as Angelo Badalmenti, Coates takes you into a sort of sensory dreamscape where all emotions are heightened and the yearning for romantic bliss competes with the potential for heartbreak at all times…. An absolute stunner, a reminder of how life-affirming an artist’s vision can be when it springs from the depth of his soul. One of the year’s best.”Playback