28 February 2009

New Dave Stewart/Barbara Gaskin release

From the Burning shed newsletter:

"We are pleased to announce the release of Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin's long-awaited new album 'Green and Blue' (nine tracks, 67 minutes). This is the most varied Stewart/Gaskin album to date, combining heart-rending ballads, poppy toe-tappers, lengthy musical explorations and a heavy metal thrash, but the diverse material is united by the duo's trademark musicality. In a departure from style, the album contains only one cover version. Dave & Barbara are joined by long-time collaborators Andy Reynolds (guitar), Gavin Harrison (drums), Peter Blegvad (narration) and the Amorphous Choir of Wales. The CD ships in a 4-page Digipak with a 12-page colour booklet containing the song lyrics and a short sleeve note by Dave.

Accompanying Green and Blue is the companion CDR 'Hour Moon', featuring five bonus tracks, two of which were originally intended for the album. Other tracks include a cover of a classic '60s instrumental and an extended version of 'Henry & James' which appeared on a Flexidisc in a 1980's issue of Keyboard magazine (USA). Hour Moon ships in an eco-friendly cardboard wallet with its own custom artwork and explanatory notes.

The two CDs will be released on March 27th 2009 and can be pre-ordered now from the 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."

(NB: this is the Dave Stewart who has worked with Uriel, Egg, Arzachel, Khan, Hatfield and the North, Gong, National Health, Bruford and Rapid Eye Movement, not the Dave Stewart who played with Camel nor the one who worked with Annie Lennox in the Eurythmics nor the one who played guitar with Steve Hillage.)


Anonymous said...

thumbs up on the feed...of course it also fed me the previous 15 posts or .. but its good to go.

gnomoncopy said...


longer than waiting for kate bush... anyone heard this yet...???

their other work a far cry from the ol' hatfield/health daze... but with some redeeming sounds and catchy hooks....
these days i spend more time listening to bill frisell and wayne horvitz...