Modern Blues (2x 180g Lp)
Double Heavyweight LP £19.99
Release Date: 19/01/2015
The Waterboys' long-awaited new album Modern Blues will be released on January 19th. The album was recorded in Nashville, produced by Mike Scott and mixed by the great Bob Clearmountain. Modern Blues is an electric, soulful, bold, freewheeling rock'n'roll record with a skinful of killer new songs, some of which have been premiered live over the past few years. Ralph Salmins, a mainstay on drums for the past four years, appears alongside the talismanic Steve Wickham, who weaves a dizzying fuzz fiddle spell on several tracks. Fresh to the ranks are Memphis keyboard player “Brother” Paul Brown and David Hood, legendary bassist from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Additional lead guitars are played by 2013 US Waterboy Jay Barclay and Austin soul guitarist Zach Ernst. Guest backing vocalists include southern soul legend Don Bryant. The album cover is a green man photograph titled The King Of Weeds, by New York artists Kahn and Selesnick.
The vinyl version of Modern Blues is a 2-LP set and includes a bonus track, the acoustic demo of Long Strange Golden Road which occupies all of side four.
Still A Freak
I Can See Elvis
The Girl Who Slept For Scotland
Rosalind (You Married The Wrong Guy)
Nearest Thing To Hip
Long Strange Golden Road
Long Strange Golden Road (Acoustic Demo)