In concomitanza con il ritorno ai concerti dal vivo (per ora solo a Tokyo, dal 20 al 22 marzo prossimi), vede la luce il nuovo album di Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin Green and Blue. Vi partecipano in qualità di ospiti Andy Reynolds - che sarà assieme ai due anche nei concerti in Giappone - Gavin Harrison, Peter Blegvad e The Amorphous Choir of Wales. Cinque brani aggiuntivi sono pubblicati a parte, in un cdr dal titolo Hour Moon. Entrambi si richiedono già ora a http://www.burningshed.com/store/davebarb
Dave & Barbara's first record (a mad electronic re-working of Lesley Gore's 'It's My Party') topped the charts in the UK in 1981. 28 years later, the duo are still producing imaginative and intelligent pop music characterised by Barbara's soft, heavenly vocals and Dave's complex, musically adventurous arrangements. Their new album 'Green and Blue' features long-time collaborators Andy Reynolds (guitar), Gavin Harrison (drums), Peter Blegvad (narration) and the amazing Amorphous Choir of Wales on backing vocals. In a departure from their earlier style, 'Green and Blue' features only one cover version, marking Dave’s growing confidence as a songwriter. This is the duo’s most varied album to date, combining delicate, heart-rending ballads with moments of heavy metal fury, but the diverse material is unified by the trademark musicality which underpins all of Dave & Barbara's work. 'Green and Blue' (9 tracks, 67 minutes) ships on CD in a full-colour 4-page Digipak with a 12-page colour booklet containing all the song lyrics and a short sleeve note by Dave Stewart. A limited number of signed copies are also available at no extra cost.
Accompanying Green and Blue is the CDR 'Hour Moon', featuring five bonus tracks, two of which were originally intended for the album. Also included are a cover of a classic '60s instrumental and a version of 'Henry & James' which appeared on a Flexidisc in a 1980's issue of Keyboard magazine (USA). Thanks to all the people who wrote to us about this track! Hour Moon ships in an eco-friendly cardboard wallet with its own artwork and explanatory notes.
The two CDs will be released on March 27th 2009 and can be pre-ordered now from Stewart/Gaskin online store. A limited number will be signed by Dave & Barbara at no extra cost, so if you would like a signed copy of either please order now while stocks last.