• James Dean Bradfield - Even In Exile

RELEASE DATE - 14th August 2020

An ultra-vivid eulogy to a brilliant life cut short, EVEN IN EXILE is a beautiful collection of songs that loosely trace to story of the life and death of Chilean poet-singer-activist Victor Jara. At points pure and biographical, at others dreamlike and opaque, Bradfield sets words written specifically for the album by poet/playwright Patrick Jones to some of the most addictive and affecting melodies he’s ever composed.

Influenced by records and artists as diverse as Rush’s “Moving Pictures”, The Bad Plus’ “Never Stop 2”, Kamasi Washington’s “ Heaven and Earth”, “The Welsh Connection” by Man, John Cale’s “Walking On Locusts”, Pink Floyd’s “Meddle”, “The Marble Index” by Nico, “The Beaten Generation” by The The and the music of Alessandro Alessandroni, I Cantori Moderni and Violetta Parra, EVEN IN EXILE was played almost entirely by Bradfield and recorded at Door To The River Studio in South Wales. It features ten original compositions and a cover of Victor Jara’s “LA PARTIDA”.

“I started each track with just guitar and vocal and built it up from there, this is an album that wasn’t jammed - it was quite a precise procedure of finding the right architecture for the lyrics. That meant it was never envisaged as an album I was going to take out on the road.”

Format - CD, LP & Limited Edition Blue Coloured Vinyl LP

Tracklisting:


CD
1. Recuerda
2. The Boy From The Plantation
3. There'll Come A War
4. Seeking The Room With The Three Windows
5. Thirty Thousand Milk Bottles
6. Under The Mimosa Tree
7. From The Hands Of Violeta
8. Without Knowing The End (Joan's Song)
9. La Partida
10. The Last Song
11. Santiago Sunrise

LP
SIDE A
1. Recuerda
2. The Boy From The Plantation
3. There'll Come A War
4. Seeking The Room With The Three Windows
5. Thirty Thousand Milk Bottles
6. Under The Mimosa Tree

SIDE B
1. From The Hands Of Violeta
2. Without Knowing The End (Joan's Song)
3. La Partida
4. The Last Song
5. Santiago Sunrise

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James Dean Bradfield - Even In Exile

  • Product Code: MRR001LP, MRR001CD, MRR001LPX
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