|Elbow — Dead in the Boot (2012)|
Elbow — Dead in the Boot
Location/Origin: Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, England, UK
Album release: August 27, 2012
Recorded: 1997–2012 at Blueprint Studios, Manchester
Record Label: Fiction/Polydor
01. “Whisper Grass” (from “Fallen Angel”) 4:31
02. “Lucky with Disease” (from “Newborn“) 3:45
03. “Lay Down Your Cross” (from “Not a Job”) 4:41
04. “The Long War Shuffle” (from “Leaders of the Free World“) 4:15
05. “Every Bit the Little Girl” (from “One Day Like This“) 4:25
06. “Love Blown Down” (from “Fugitive Motel“) 4:31
07. “None One” (from The Newborn EP) 3:45
08. “Lullaby” (from “One Day Like This”) 3:16
09. “McGreggor” (from “Forget Myself“) 2:40
10. “Buffalo Ghosts” (from “Open Arms”) 3:38
11. “Waving from Windows” (from “Grace Under Pressure/Switching Off”) 4:15
12. “Snowball” (from Help!: A Day in the Life) 5:02
13. “Gentle As” (from “Leaders of the Free World”) 2:58
♥ All lyrics written by Guy Garvey; all music composed by Elbow.
♥ Guy Garvey – vocals, string, percussion, brass & choral arrangements
♥ Mark Potter – guitars
♥ Craig Potter – keys, percussion
♥ Pete Turner – bass
♥ Richard Jupp – drums
≈ Dead in the Boot is a B-sides compilation album by the indie rock/alternative rock band Elbow.
Producer: Craig Potter, Elbow
♥ Elbow‘s appearance at the much-maligned Olympic closing ceremony has propelled the Manchester band back up the charts, but success has come at a price: hailed as national treasures when they won the Mercury Prize in 2008, in some circles they’re now mentioned in the same dismissive breath as Coldplay and Keane.
♥ And so the time is right for the release of a career-retrospective B-sides compilation – for nothing in the pop industry is as far from accusations of commercial sell-out than the carefully crafted B-side. There are no remixes, no alternative versions of existing songs, no live covers here – just the sound of a band burdened with an unfashionable love of prog rock but blessed with the most charismatic of burly choirboys as their singer. Dead in the Boot feels like a complete album because each song is a creative endeavour in itself, not an out-take, not a sketch. It’s a wonderful reminder that, at heart, Elbow are beardy blokes who make low-key, textured music for each other; festival singalongs and Olympic anthems are an accidental by-product.
♥ Elbow's upcoming album 'Dead in the Boot', which Garvey describes as "a real late night vibe", features b-sides and "hard to find non-album tracks" is released on 27 August 2012. The title is a reference to Elbow's debut album 'Asleep in the Back'.
♥ In November 2011 it was announced that they were composing the BBC's 2012 Olympic coverage theme tune, "First Steps". The six-minute anthem was recorded with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the NovaVox gospel choir.
♥ Elbow told Festival Republic that they would only headline the Saturday of Latitude 2012 so they could celebrate their admiration of the French Revolution by closing their set with a large fireworks display in honour of Bastille Day.
♥ They were one of the chosen few artists chosen to perform at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, where they performed "Open Arms" and "One Day Like This" as the athletes began their entrance into the stadium.
♥ Asleep in the Back (2001)
♥ Cast of Thousands (2003)
♥ Leaders of the Free World (2005)
♥ The Seldom Seen Kid (2008)
♥ The Seldom Seen Kid: Live at Abby Road (2009)
♥ Build a Rocket Boys! (2011)
♥ Dead in the Boot (2012)
♥ Awards won by the band include the Brit Award, the Ivor Novello award, the Mercury Music Prize the South Bank Show Pop award, the NME award, and the Mojo Magazine Song of the Year 2009.
Birth name: Guy Edward John Patrick Garvey
Born: 6 March 1974, Bury, Lancashire, England
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, percussion, harmonica
Years active: 1990–present
Associated acts: Elbow, I Am Kloot, Massive Attack
Notable instruments: Vocals, guitar, drum kit.
♥ The singer/guitarist in the band Elbow, as well as a presenter (Sunday evenings 10 pm to midnight, British time) for BBC 6 Music and A&R manager of Skinny Dog Records. He previously presented a show on Sunday evenings on XFM.
♥ In addition, Garvey had a monthly column in the now-defunct magazine City Life, the Manchester edition of Time Out magazine and is a patron of MAG (the Mines Advisory Group), the Manchester-based charity responsible for clearing war zones of mines and munitions world wide. Amongst other work Garvey produced and recorded the I Am Kloot album Natural History (2001). Alongside Elbow keyboard player Craig Potter he also produced I Am Kloot's single "Maybe I Should" (2005, not associated with any album) and co-produced their Mercury Music Prize nominated 2010 album Sky at Night. He appears on the Massive Attack's 2010 album record Heligoland.
♥ As well as vocal duties Garvey has also played a wide variety of instruments live including guitar and various forms of percussion.
He is a member of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).
♥ In April 2012 Guy became a patron of the Manchester Craft and Design Centre. He received an honorary doctorate from Manchester Metropolitan University in July 2012, in recognition of his contribution to music and is now a Doctor of Arts.
♥ Guy Garvey's Finest Hour on BBC 6 Music (120 minutes): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0072q60
© This is a photograph of Edward Allington's sculpture "Tilted Vase". The sculpture is located on the Market Place in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, England. The photograph was taken by Nick Smale on April 1st 2005.
|Elbow — Dead in the Boot (2012)|