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Joe Stilgoe ‎– New Songs for Old Souls (2015)

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elegant jazz noir reminding era of yesteryears

Firmly established as a performer and songwriter of considerable skill, Joe Stilgoe gives a masterclass in nostalgia with a contemporary twist.New Songs For Old Souls is Joe's first studio album for Linn, following his signing to the label in 2014.

 

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The album comprises twelve songs with ten terrific originals by Joe, including three thrilling big band numbers: Nobody Cares Like Me , Pocket Song and a new version of Gold On Silver , previously heard on Songs On Film Live.Joe's seamless ability to mix contemporary style with a fond nostalgia for the Golden Era of Gene Kelly and Louis Prima means his old soul finds a perfect match in these new songs .Joe's trademark catchy hooks and clever lyrics (full of intricate rhymes and clever twists reminiscent of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter) create an instant familiarity.Joe also duets with Liane Carroll on a wistful cover of Brian Wilson's I Just Wasn't Made For These Times , one of the album's two non-original songs.

The pressing is on 180 gram vinyl and is manufactured by the prestigious Pallas firm in Germany, which is highly regarded by vinyl lovers everywhere.

 

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Credits

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Jamie Talbot (tracks: A2, A6, B6), Simon Allen (tracks: A2, A6, B6)
Baritone Saxophone – Ben Castle (tracks: A3, A4, B2)
Baritone Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet – Phil Todd (tracks: A2, A6, B6)
Clarinet – Tom Richards (5) (tracks: A2, A6, B6)
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Ben Castle (tracks: A5)
Double Bass – Chris Hill (12) (tracks: A5, B1), Tom Farmer (3)
Drums – Chris Higginbottom (tracks: B2), Matt Skelton (tracks: A2, A6, B6)
Drums, Percussion – Ben Reynolds
Guitar – Billy Adamson, Jim Mullen (tracks: A2, A6, B6)
Piano, Vocals – Joe Stilgoe
Tenor Saxophone – Ben Castle (tracks: B3), Tom Richards (5) (tracks: A2, A3, A4, A6, B2, B6)
Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Ben Castle (tracks: A2, A6, B6)
Trombone – Andy Wood (2) (tracks: A5), Dave Stewart (2) (tracks: A2, A6, B6), Gordon Campbell (tracks: A2, A6, B6), Mark Nightingale (tracks: A2, A6, B6), Nichol Thomson (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3), Pete Beachill (tracks: A2, A6, B6)
Trumpet – Andy Gathercole (tracks: A2, A6, B6), Chris Storr (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3), James McMillan (tracks: A1, A5), Mike Lovatt (tracks: A2, A6, B6), Noel Langley (tracks: A2, A6, B6), Pat White (2) (tracks: A2, A6, B6)
Vocals – Liane Carroll (tracks: B1)

tracklist

A1 Totally 3:03
A2 Nobody Cares Like Me 3:46
A3 Nothing's Changed 4:16
A4 Roll 3:40
A5 Rainbows In My Teacup 3:25
A6 Pocket Song 3:59
B1 I Just Wasn't Made For These Times 4:45
B2 How To Fall In Love 3:44
B3 Two Tones 3:38
B4 You're Funny (But I'm Not In Love) 3:22
B5 Too Late Now 5:24
B6 Gold On Silver 5:04

 

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