Cherry Ghost

Live at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge [January 25 2015]

£26.99
  • Cherry Ghost - Live at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge [January 25 2015]
29th August 2020 / 2LP / Heavenly Recordings

Cherry Ghost

Live at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge [January 25 2015]

£26.99

This title is scheduled for release on 29th August 2020 as part of Record Store Day 2020 'Drop One'. It will be available physically at the shop from 9am and any remaining stock will be available to purchase here at 6pm BST.
                                 
As the final act before their hiatus – coming after three critically praised albums in a decade - Live at the Trades Club Hebden Bridge is Cherry Ghost performing an intimate, starkly arranged set at the 2015 Heavenly Weekender. Released now for the first time – on double vinyl – this is perhaps the best-realised collection of songs from Cherry Ghost, the alias of the Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter Simon Aldred.

The instrumentation – Aldred is joined on keyboards and light percussion by Christian Madden and Grenville Harrop – brings to the fore Aldred's peerless songwriting, his oak-aged, prematurely wisened baritone. All of human life is here – tracking a drizzly Northern gothic of last bus loneliness, late-night Spars, solitary drinkers, factory floors and Gods that betray. And yet, there's more than meets the eye. There's magnetic renderings of his best-known songs - 4AM, People Help the People, the soaring Mathematics - but surprises reveal themselves. All I Want and Herd Runners candidly examine Aldred's sexuality, whilst the seldom heard b-side Bad Crowd reveals Aldred to be a much funnier songwriter than remembered.

What runs right through Aldred's work, however, is a yearning – a much-tested faith in romance – so no wonder that the album ends on its most optimistic notes, at the darkest point of winter nestled in the West Yorkshire valleys, promising clear skies ever closer.
Format /2LP
Released /29th August 2020
Catalogue / HVNLP172
Barcode / 5400863017774
Artist / Cherry Ghost
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