New Albums: Belle and Sebastian, Sinead O'Connor, The Strokes, and Goldfrapp.
- Belle and Sebastian:
Belle and Sebastian - Push Barman to Open Old Wounds
Belle and Sebastian are reissuing all their singles from the Jeepster
label, which is great news as some of their most wonderful songs were
never featured on albums.
It's arranged chronologically and the real quality comes from the
four EPs released between 1997 and 1998. One such song, Lazy Line
Painter Jane is possibly the best thing they've ever recorded.
The later singles don't quite reach these peaks but from an
alternative version of The State that I am in to the more confident
pop of I'm waking up to us you can clearly hear the path of
progression that took them towards their most recent and very
excellent album Dear Catastrophe Waitress.
SINEAD O'CONNOR: Sinead O'Connor to release a newly compiled album
exploring her work with a broad range of artists across many genres
and cultures. Simply titled 'Collaborations', the record compiles
Sinead O'Connor's previously released collaborations with artists
like Bono (U2), and The Edge (U2), trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack,
Afro Celt Sound System, Peter Gabriel, Moby, Irish folk-pop singer
Damien Dempsey, The Specials' Terry Hall, Conjure One and many more.
The albums is scheduled for release on EMI in Europe on May 23rd, and
Capitol Records in the US on June 21st, 2005.
Tracklisting: 01.Massive Attack - Special Cases (Radio Edit) 02.Asian
Dub Foundation Featuring Sinéad O'Connor - 1000 Mirrors 03.Bomb The
Bass Featuring Sinéad O'Connor & Benjamin Zephaniah - Empire
04.Ghostland - Guide Me God 05.Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart
Featuring Sinéad O'Connor - Visions Of You 06.Afro Celt Sound System -
Release (Album Edit) 07.Sinéad O'Connor With The Blockheads - Wake
Up And Make Love With Me 08.The The - Kingdom Of Rain (Album Version)
09.U2 & Sinéad O'Connor - I'm Not Your Baby 10.Conjure One Featuring
Sinéad O'Connor - Tears From The Moon (Album Version) 11. Peter
Gabriel & Sinéad O'Connor - Blood Of Eden (Radio Edit) 12.Moby
Featuring Sinéad O'Connor Harbour 13.Aslan Up In Arms 14.Damien
Dempsey Featuring Sinéad O'Connor - It's All Good 15.The Edge &
Sinéad O'Connor - Heroine (Theme From "Captive") 16.The Colourfield
Featuring Sinéad O'Connor - Monkey In Winter 17.Sinéad O'Connor &
Terry Hall - All Kinds Of Everything
THE STROKES have almost finished work on their third album but it
might not be out until January 2006.
The band are planning to release a single in the autumn, and play a
handful of club dates across Europe around the same time, band
manager Ryan Gentles has told the band's mailing list.
The album, currently untitled, is being mixed by Andy Wallace, who
has worked with the likes of Nirvana and Jeff Buckley.
He revealed: "I can tell you that there are 13 songs that are nearly
fully completed, but we still have NOT mixed the album, so we'll
continue into June and July with that. This is NOT to say that there
will be 13 songs on the album....maybe there will, maybe there
won't...some could be B-sides...we'll decide that when the recording
is 100% done."
The band are also looking into the possibility of playing in Japan,
Australia and South America before the end of the year. US dates are
likely in January.
New album called Supermature; details at: http://www.goldfrapp.co.uk/