Barry Adamson - Stranger On The Sofa - Limited Edition Double Red Vinyl


Release Date: 23rd September 2022
Catalogue Number: BARRY1

  • First time vinyl release
  • Limited Edition Double Red Vinyl
  • Includes download code

Barry Adamson takes us Back to the Catalogue with a series of reissues on coloured vinyl and CD.

Originally released in the mid-2000s, Stranger On The Sofa is an album tied together by its mysterious cinematic composure. Each track is used to demonstrate the breadth of musicianship and re-presentation of countless timeless genres, moving in between electronica and jazz with shadowy ambience scattered throughout. Nick Plytas and Adrian Owusu provided their expertise on the organ and slide guitar, with Barry playing almost every other instrument. Composing, performing, recording and producing Stranger On The Sofa undoubtedly makes it an album that represents Adamson fully embracing the DIY aesthetic from where he began.

Stranger On The Sofa has never been available on vinyl before and this new edition of the album will be released alongside the album Back to The Cat and a very limited run on vinyl of Barry’s latest EP Steal Away.

I Will Set You Free and Know Where To Run set to follow later this year.

“[This] solo album from the former bassist for Magazine and the Bad Seeds is an eclectic mix of dark instrumentals and brooding pop.” - Pitchfork

"As good as anything he has done. The bleak, dysfunctional cityscapes conjured are nightmarish" - Sunday Times Culture

"Proves once again what an unnerving space the interior of his head must be" - Mojo

Side A.

  1. Here in the Hole
  2. The Long Way Back Again
  3. Officer Bentley's Fairly Serious Dilemma

Side B.

  1. Who Killed Big Bird?
  2. Theresa Green
  3. The Sorrow and the Pity
  4. My Friend the Fly

Side C.

  1. Inside of Your Head
  2. You Sold Your Dreams
  3. Déjà Morte

Side D.

  1. Dissemble
  2. Free Love