Barry Adamson - Stranger On The Sofa + Back To The Cat + Steal Away Colour Vinyl Bundle + Signed Art Card Set

Barry Adamson - Stranger On The Sofa + Back To The Cat + Steal Away Colour Vinyl Bundle + Signed Art Card Set

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Release Date: 23rd September 2022

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This bundle includes:

  • Stranger On The Sofa - Limited Edition Double Red Vinyl
  • Back To The Cat - Limited Edition Clear Vinyl
  • Steal Away - Atlantic Pearl Blue Coloured Vinyl
  • Free set of art 4 cards designed by Mark Reynolds one of which will be signed by Barry Adamson

    Stranger On The Sofa - Limited Edition Double Red Vinyl

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

    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

    Back To The Cat - Limited Edition Clear Vinyl

    • Limited Edition Clear Vinyl with spot gloss sleeve
    • Includes high definition audio download code

    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

    Side A.

    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

    Side B.

    1. Walk On Fire
    2. Flight
    3. Civilization
    4. People
    5. Psycho_Sexual

    Steal Away - Atlantic Pearl Blue Coloured Vinyl

    • Limited Edition of 1000 copies worldwide
    • Atlantic Pearl Blue Coloured Vinyl
    • Packaged in a 4 image sleeve with inner and outer.
    • Includes high definition audio download code

    Barry Adamson’s Steal Away EP released for the first time on vinyl via Mute. The EP was written and recorded at the time Adamson was writing his memoir ‘Up Above the City, Down Beneath the Stars’. The record ended up becoming an intrinsic part of the book writing process with Barry explaining, “The book is the past, the record is the past present. I needed to write it to get through the book, to stay present.” Sitting amongst Barry’s diverse catalogue, Steal Away EP presents a refreshing vibrancy and western-like feel that further demonstrates Adamson’s multifaceted ability in songwriting.

    “The EP plays with '60s pop sounds, and has a sweeping, swaggering, orchestral feel not unlike classic Scott Walker.” - Brooklyn Vegan

    “Without a doubt, regardless of preferential musical genres, Barry Adamson delivers an eloquent display of songwriting just within four songs.” - Ghettoblaster

    Side A.

    1. Let’s Steal Away

    Side B.

    1. The Climber
    2. Sundown County ft. Big Walt Daniels

    This is a pre-order and will be dispatched in line with the release date. Orders are not part shipped so if you wish to order other items with a different release date we recommend placing a separate order.