Record of the Week is Baxter Dury's
lush fifth studio album Prince of Tears
. Big moments of orchestral pop, pounding baselines, the slickest pop production and Baxter sounds SO INTENSE. His delivery is just perfect, he is able to be brutally honest, unflinchingly aggressive and cacklingly funny from track to track, verse to verse and even line to line. Imagine Serge Gainsbourg rumbling that he's a "fakkin Maserati".
Guest appearances are great (we'll save the surprises for you) and it's an album you want to go right back in on as soon as it's done. Matthew Drift nominated it as one of his albums of the year after about 0.75 listens... it's that kind of LP!+ Limited edition 'Miami blue' vinyl. if you're quick.