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New NICK LOWE CD coming June 26

Old 03-25-07, 12:00 AM
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New NICK LOWE CD coming June 26

Nick is awesome, and I own the entire catalog (plus lotsa "grey area" stuff!). I can't wait for this one!



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"Yep Roc Records to release Nick Lowe's first album in six years, At My Age, on June 26
March 23, 2007, 12:21 pm

The Headmaster of British Rock Returns!

June 26 marks the long-awaited return of Nick Lowe, when Yep Roc Records releases At My Age, his first album in nearly six years. The album finds Lowe, one of the architects of pub rock, British punk and new wave, exploring a nuanced musical palette, colored with horns, strings, and country flourishes. Lowe wrote nine new songs for At My Age and excavated three gems originally recorded by Charlie Feathers, The Uniques, Farron Young.

At My Age was recorded in London, and produced by Lowe and Neil Brockbank. It features Lowe on rhythm guitar and bass, accompanied by his steady band - drummer Bobby Irwin, keyboardist Geraint Watkins, and guitarist Steve Donnelly - plus special guests, including Chrissie Hynde and Bill Kirchen, among others.

The album opens with "A Better Man," a gorgeous ballad with a brass section and slip-note piano that evoke Johnny Cash and Floyd Cramer respectively. It's followed by "Long Limbed Girl," which adds banjo and even more horns to the mix, and is perhaps the most fully realized execution to date of what Lowe calls the "diary set to music," writing style that he has mined on recent albums. Track three "I Trained Her To Love Me," is a classic Lowe construct, about, in his words, "a complete twat," adding, "who I frankly have been in the past, as have other men." Track five, "Hope For Us All," is a beautifully ardent ode to the power of love, and perhaps the first pop song to use the word "feckless." Lowe describes the album closer, Virgin's "Feel Again," as "a bit like a Dean Martin country record," but a similar mood of sophistication, wit, and uncluttered emotion pervades much of At My Age.

At My Age arrives just over thirty years after Nick Lowe made his debut as a solo artist, but his recording career stretches back another decade still. As the bassist and primary songwriter for Brinsley Schwarz, Lowe was one of the primary catalysts of the pub rock phenomenon in the early 1970s. As the co-founder and house producer at Stiff Records, he would help create the blueprint for the modern indie rock label, and usher in British punk and new wave, helming historic recordings for The Damned, Elvis Costello, and The Pretenders, not to mention his own releases of the time. In recent years, Lowe has recorded a string of more intimate, personal - and critically acclaimed - solo albums including The Impossible Bird, Dig My Mood, and The Convincer.

Yep Roc's version of At My Age will include a limited-edition bonus disc of additional material, as a special thank-you to all of Nick's loyal fans. We'll start taking pre-orders very soon at the Yep Roc Web Shop. If you aren't already on the Nick Lowe mailing list click here to sign up and to be the first to know when the album is available for pre-order, and get Nick Lowe news and tour info. You can also check out Nick's current releases available on CD and as MP3 downloads, at Nick's page in the Yep Roc Web Shop."
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Old 03-26-07, 02:09 AM
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Hot! In for the bonus disc as that's gonna be cool.

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Old 03-26-07, 09:48 AM
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That's great news! I gotta get the bonus disc! I really wish they'd rerelease his stuff. It's pretty hard to find (or maybe it's just me), and I don't have a bunch of it on cd.

Like Elvis Costello said, Nick should be in the rock & roll hall of fame.

Hopefully he tours around again. I've been lucky enough to see him in a small theatre in Philly in the past. I'd love to see him again.
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Old 03-26-07, 11:21 AM
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looking forward to it.

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mphtrilogy ... ummm, what's a "DIDs"?

Oh, and I hope he tours, too. I've seen him at least once on every tour since "Nick The Knife"!
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Desert island discs
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Old 04-18-07, 07:18 PM
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Well, good news and bad news.

BAD: The "bonus disc" isn't a CD, it's 5 tracks that you can download when you pre-order the CD. Which gives me no incentive to pre-order, because I already [legally] own the 5 rare tracks (they've been available for purchase before).

GOOD: Here's a free preview track called "The Club"....
http://www.yeproc.com/upload/media/v...dia.php?id=417
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Old 04-19-07, 02:23 PM
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I just preordered the CD and LP. The shirt didn't really do anything for me.
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Old 04-20-07, 02:17 PM
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Back in the day (late 80;s early 90s anyway) Desert Island Disc (D.I.D.) was a typical write in column for the free mag "Pulse".
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