Release Date: 18 May 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Joe Stilgoe New Songs For Old Souls Limited Vinyl LP
;;; Firmly established as a performer and songwriter of considerable skill, Joe Stilgoe gives a masterclass in
nostalgia with a contemporary twist.
;;; New Songs For Old Souls is Joe’s first studio album for Linn, following his signing to the label in 2014.
;;; The album comprises twelve songs with ten terrific originals by Joe, including three thrilling big band
numbers: ‘Nobody Cares Like Me’, ‘Pocket Song’ and a new version of ‘Gold On Silver’, previously heard on
Songs On Film Live.
;;; Joe’s seamless ability to mix contemporary style with a fond nostalgia for the Golden Era of Gene Kelly and
Louis Prima means his ‘old soul’ finds a perfect match in these ‘new songs’.
;;; Joe’s trademark catchy hooks and clever lyrics (full of intricate rhymes and clever twists reminiscent of
Irving Berlin and Cole Porter) create an instant familiarity.
;;; Joe also duets with Liane Carroll on a wistful cover of Brian Wilson’s ‘I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times’,
one of the album’s two non-original songs.
;;; The pressing is on 180 gram vinyl and is manufactured by the prestigious Pallas firm in Germany, which is
highly regarded by vinyl lovers everywhere.
;;; Joe will be installed at London’s Old Vic Theatre from 30th April to 22nd August, where he will be performing
in High Society, Kevin Spacey’s last ever production at the venue. Directed by Olivier Award-winning Maria
Friedman, Joe will be performing in a role, which has been specially created for him.
;;; A hit with his audiences and critics alike, Joe Stilgoe enjoys an enormously successful live career with his
winning combination of musical virtuosity, breathtaking theatricality and witty audience interaction.
;;; He is a regular fixture at the world’s best jazz venues and festivals and, in addition to his solo work, he is
constantly in demand as a musical collaborator to the cream of the crop, including renowned conductor
John Wilson, jazz legend Claire Martin and the comedian, Alexander Armstrong.
2. Nobody Cares Like Me
3. Nothing’s Changed
5. Rainbows In My Teacup
6. Pocket Song
1. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
2. How To Fall In Love
4. You’re Funny (But I’m Not In Love)
5. Too Late Now
6. Gold On Silver