Release Date: 10 March 2017
Format: LP Vinyl
|Neil McSweeney A Coat Worth Wearing Limited Vinyl LP
Folk singer-songwriter Neil McSweeney emerged from the owering of She eld music that also gave the world Arc c Monkeys and Richard Hawley and has since established himself as ‘a songwriter of rare ability’ (R2). Se ng lyrics that deal with the contrasts and contradic ons of life to roman c melodies as hopeful as they are melancholy, McSweeney’s nely cra ed songs have been championed by his peers as well as across na onal radio and mainstream and specialist press. Since the release of his last album, Cargo, McSweeney has made increasingly big waves on the English folk scene picking up main stage fes val appearances and collabora ng with the likes of Jon Boden and Fay Hield.
March 2017 sees the release of McSweeney’s fourth album, A Coat Worth Wearing, the second release for new imprint Hudson Records. Produced by award-winning folk producer Andy Bell and building on the success of its predecessor, A Coat Worth Wearing shows a marked development in Neil’s sound and approach. Its nine songs were conceived as a piece and subsequently recorded together, largely in full-band live-takes, over seven days in the beau ful Welsh countryside.
McSweeney has toured extensively throughout the UK as well as in mainland Europe on his own and as support for the likes of Richard Hawley and Bellowhead. He will con nue to tour around the release of A Coat Worth Wearing then throughout 2017 and beyond.
1. Old Glory Blues
2. Forlorn Hope
3. Danse Macabre
4. Land of Cockaigne
1. Strangers of Maresfield Gardens
2. Waving Not Drowning
3. Night Watchman
4. The Call