Barry Adamson - Stranger On The Sofa + Back To The Cat CD Bundle + Signed Art Card Set


Release Date: 23rd September 2022


This bundle includes:

  • Back To The Cat - CD
  • Stranger On The Sofa - CD
  • Free set of art 4 cards designed by Mark Reynolds one of which will be signed by Barry Adamson

    Back To The Cat - CD

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    Originally released in 2008, Back To The Cat, was in keeping with the artist who developed the concept of the imaginary soundtrack, with every song building a compelling narrative around Barry’s lifelong investigation of identity, sexuality, race, spirituality and society. The record picked up the threads of his previous work and continued to showcase his musical ambidexterity covering noir jazz, sun-drenched pop ballads, fractious funk, heavenly blues and subversive soul.

    The reissue of Back To The Cat will be released alongside Stranger On The Sofa 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.

    “Back to the Cat is one of his most pop-friendly records, emphasizing compact, melodic songs that still bear the mark of his twin senses of humor and the macabre.” - Pitchfork

    “The music is alive and bursting from the seams with an isometric decahedron of tunes and good ideas...” - PopMatters

    “This, his eighth solo album, initially sounds as though it was made for film buffs as much as music fans, but it soon reveals itself as a musical compendium.” - The Guardian

    1. The Beaten Side of Town
    2. Straight 'Til Sunrise
    3. Spend A Little Time
    4. Shadow Of Death Hotel
    5. I Could Love You
    6. Walk On Fire
    7. Flight
    8. Civilization
    9. People
    10. Psycho_Sexual

    Stranger On The Sofa - CD

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    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

    1. Here in the Hole
    2. The Long Way Back Again
    3. Officer Bentley's Fairly Serious Dilemma
    4. Who Killed Big Bird?
    5. Theresa Green
    6. The Sorrow and the Pity
    7. My Friend the Fly
    8. Inside of Your Head
    9. You Sold Your Dreams
    10. Déjà Morte
    11. Dissemble
    12. Free Love