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Tindersticks — Across Six Leap Years

 Tindersticks — Across Six Leap Years

Tindersticks — Across Six Leap Years
◊  Acclaimed English sextet whose melancholy, obtuse songwriting and the baritone vocals of Stuart Staples made them indie darlings during the '90s.
◊  Wrap your ears round the band's anniversary album.
◊  "A meandering, often inspiring career from a meandering, often inspiring band, Tindersticks' catalogue contains many golden moments. Yet there are areas which the band feel are unrealised, songs which never quite satisfied their muse." — ROBIN MURRAY
Formed: 1992 in Nottingham, England
Location: England, UK
Album release: October 14, 2013
Record Label: City Slang Records
Catalog No.: SLANG50055
Duration:     50:01
01. Friday Night      (5:29)
02. Marseilles Sunshine      (4:31)
03. She's Gone      (3:43)
04. Dying Slowly      (4:27)
05. If You're Looking For A Way Out      (4:42)
06. Say Goodbye To The City      (4:42)
07. Sleepy Song      (4:39)
08. A Night In      (6:53)
09. I Know That Loving      (6:45)
10. What Are You Fighting For?      (4:10)
— Tracks 1, 2 & 10 written by Stuart Staples
— Tracks 3, 6, 7, 8 written by David Boulter / Mark Colwill / Neil Fraser / James Richard Hinchliffe / Alistair Macaulay / Stuart Staples
— Tracks 4 & 9 written by David Boulter / James Richard Hinchliffe / Stuart Staples
Album Moods: Dramatic Literate Melancholy Nocturnal Autumnal Bittersweet Laid-Back/Mellow Elegant Passionate Plaintive Reflective Sensual Somber Sophisticated Brooding Theatrical Yearning Intimate Menacing Refined Romantic Rousing Stylish Bleak Hypnotic
Themes: Late Night Rainy Day
Musical style:
◊  Their sound is characterised by orchestral backing, lounge jazz, and soul; the orchestrations of multi-instrumentalist Dickon Hinchliffe (who left the band in 2006) and the baritone of lead vocalist Stuart A. Staples are the band's hallmarks. Tindersticks augment their instrumentation with Rhodes piano, glockenspiel, vibraphone, violin, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, bassoon, Hammond organ, and many more.
Website: http://www.tindersticks.co.uk/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdXRc9syInQ
Quietus: http://thequietus.com/
Description from label:
◊  2013 is a landmark year for Tindersticks who turn 21 this year. In this time they have recorded nine studio albums, composed music for films, museums, fashion shows and installations, have toured the world, played with various orchestras, dueted and collaborated with many great singers and musicians, lost their desire, split up, rearranged, reformed, re-kindled their musical passion and in 2012 made what they, and many critics consider to be one of their finest albums The Something Rain.
◊  Tindersticks wanted to mark this special anniversary year in some way, to connect this history with what they have become. After much discussion they entered the legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road and from 6th – 9th April 2013 recorded Across six leap years, their 10th studio album; 10 new versions of songs from throughout their history. Across the years some songs were “lost along the way”. For one reason or another they never became how they were imagined to be in their recorded form…until now. Across six leap years brings together these previously unrealised tracks as part celebration, part reinvention.
◊  "‘Recording these songs again was not so much about righting past mistakes or inadequacies, but more about the power of now. Something that’s been growing since the film shows, something that made us recognise how we feel now, and connecting that to our past feel important.
◊  Walking up to Abbey Road, it could easily have overcome us. But it had nothing to do with its past. We weren’t there to take photos on the crossing. I didn’t think about playing the Lady Madonna piano. I’d like to say it was just another studio, but sadly, that’s not true anymore. It’s one of the only studios of its kind left. And it wasn’t about our past either. These songs feel like cover versions. Someone else’s music we feel we had something new to bring to. Abbey Road could have been a big slap on the back. Or a big punch in the face. But it felt natural. It’s where we should be. It’s important that we got here and to give ourselves some credit. It’s also important to give these songs a new life.
◊  And so much more fun than a greatest hits album. 21 years of tindersticks. This isn’t a selected highlights. It just shows how far we’ve come.’  — David Boulter, 2013
In french:
◊  Il s'agit en fait d'une relecture d'une dizaine de titres choisis dans le répertoire du groupe et pas les plus connus... Pourles fans du groupe, essentiellement.
Review by Thom JurekRating: ***
◊  Tindersticks celebrate their 21st anniversary with ten tracks from their catalog re-recorded at Abbey Road. Half of them date from the previous century; two are pre-split, and only one, the closer "What Are You Fighting For," is post; it appeared as a Record Store Day single. "If You're Looking for a Way Out," a cover of their cover of an Odyssey track that appeared on Simple Pleasure, is looser, more fluid, and more transparent in its connection to '70s-era, East Coast — i.e. Philly — soul. "Sleepy Song," whose first version is from their second album, is performed here with far more tension and drama. The spirit of restraint in its original gives way and the roiling menace underneath is allowed to surface and breathe as the song's dynamic expands. "Say Goodbye to the City," from Waiting for the Moon, is louder and marginally more uptempo, but the increased drama via the bleating trumpet fills and solo, and the strident female backing chorus coming from the pocket, elevate it. Tindersticks see this anniversary celebration as a reflection of who they are as a band now, rather than merely as a reflection of their past. (www.allmusic.com)
BY SIMON TYERS, 7 OCTOBER 2013; Rating: 7/10
◊  :: http://thelineofbestfit.com/reviews/albums/tindersticks-across-six-leap-years-138699
By Laurie Tuffrey, October 7th, 2013 07:37
◊  :: http://thequietus.com/articles/13529-tindersticks-across-six-leap-years-album-stream
Studio albums:
◊  1993 — Tindersticks (aka First Album) (This Way Up) — UK No. 56
◊  1995 — Tindersticks (aka Second Album) (This Way Up) — UK No. 13
◊  1997 — Curtains (This Way Up) — UK No. 37
◊  1999 — Simple Pleasure (Island Records) — UK No. 36, GRE No. 4 (international artist)
◊  2001 — Can Our Love... (Beggars Banquet) — UK No. 47
◊  2003 — Waiting for the Moon (Beggars Banquet) — UK No. 76
◊  2008 — The Hungry Saw (Beggars Banquet/Constellation Records) — UK No. 81
◊  2010 — Falling Down a Mountain (4AD/Constellation Records) — UK No. 90, GRE No. 2 (international artist), FR No. 52
◊  2012 — The Something Rain (Lucky Dog/City Slang/Constellation) — UK No. 59
◊  2013 — Across Six Leap Years (Lucky Dog/City Slang/Constellation)
◊  "Patchwork" (Tippy Toe Records, November 1992)
◊  "Marbles" (Tippy Toe/Che Records, March 1993)
◊  "A Marriage Made in Heaven" (Rough Trade Singles Club, March 1993)
◊  "Unwired EP" (Domino, July 1993)
◊  "City Sickness" (This Way Up Records, September 1993)
◊  "Marbles" (No.6 Records, September 1993)
◊  "We Have All the Time in the World" (Clawfist Singles Club, October 1993)
◊  "Live in Berlin" (Tippy Toe/This Way Up, October 1993)
◊  "Kathleen" (This Way Up, January 1994) — UK No. 61
◊  "No More Affairs" (This Way Up, March 1995) — UK No. 58
◊  "Plus De Liaisons" (This Way Up, 1995)
◊  "The Smooth Sounds of Tindersticks" (Sub Pop, June 1995)
◊  "Travelling Light" (This Way Up, July 1995) — UK No. 51
◊  "Bathtime" (This Way Up, May 1997) — UK No. 38
◊  "Rented Rooms" (This Way Up, October 1997) — UK No. 56
◊  "Can We Start Again?" (Island, August 1999) — UK No. 54
◊  "What is a Man?" (Beggars Banquet, 2000) — UK No. 90
◊  "Trouble Every Day" (Beggars Banquet, 2001)
◊  "Don't Even Go There EP" (Beggars Banquet, 2003)
◊  "Trojan Horse" (Tippy Toe, 2003)
◊  "Sometimes It Hurts" (Beggars Banquet, 2003) — UK No. 60
◊  "My Oblivion" (Beggars Banquet, 2003) — UK No. 82
◊  "Friday Night" (Lucky Dog, 2005)
◊  "The Hungry Saw" (Beggars Banquet, 2008)
◊  "What Are You Fighting For?" (Lucky Dog, 2008 — one sided single)
◊  "Boobar Come Back to Me" (Lucky Dog, 2008)
◊  "Black Smoke" (Lucky Dog, 2010)
◊  "Medicine" (Lucky Dog, 2012)
◊  "This Fire of Autumn" (Lucky Dog, 2012)
Other albums:
◊  Amsterdam February 94 (This Way Up, 1994)
◊  The Bloomsbury Theatre 12.3.95 (This Way Up, October 1995) — UK No. 32
◊  Marks Moods (Polygram, 1997)
◊  Donkeys 92-97 (This Way Up/Island, 1998) — UK No. 78
◊  Live at the Botanique — 9–12 May 2001 (Tippy Toe, 2001)
◊  Coliseu dos Recreios de Lisboa — October 30th, 2001 (Tippy Toe, 2003)
◊  Working for the Man (Island, 2004)
◊  BBC Sessions (Island, 2007)
◊  Live at Glasgow City Halls 5 October 2008 (Lucky Dog, tour only release, 2008)
◊  Live in London 2010 (Lucky Dog, tour only release, 2010)
◊  Live in San Sebastian 2012 (Lucky Dog, tour only release, 2012)
Original soundtracks:
◊  Nénette et Boni (This Way Up/Island, 1996) — UK No. 104
◊  Trouble Every Day (Beggars Banquet, 2001)
◊  Friday Night (2002)
◊  35 rhums / 35 Shots of Rum (2008)
◊  White Material (2010)
◊  Claire Denis Film Scores 1996–2009 (5 CD/5LP Box Set, 2011)
◊  Les Salauds (Lucky Dog/Naive, 2013)
Solo albums and side projects:
◊  Alasdair Macauley — 3head - 3head (Beat (Japan), 2000)
◊  Stuart A. Staples — Lucky Dog Recordings 03-04 (Lucky Dog, 2005)
◊  Neil Fraser — The London Dirthole Company — Fool's Errand/Stripshow (7" Vinyl) (Phono Erotic, 2005)
◊  Stuart A. Staples — Leaving Songs (Beggars Banquet, 2006)
◊  Stuart A. Staples — Souvenir '06 (Tour E.P.) (Lucky Dog, 2006)
◊  Dickon Hinchliffe — Keeping Mum O.S.T. (Wrasse Rec, 2006)
◊  David Boulter & Stuart A. Staples — Songs for the Young at Heart (Rough Trade/City Slang, 2007)
◊  Dickon Hinchliffe — Married Life O.S.T. (Lakeshore Records, 2008)
◊  Dickon Hinchliffe, Al Macauley — Last Chance Harvey O.S.T. (Lakeshore Records, 2008)
◊  Stuart A. Staples sang on The Secret Place for Yann Tiersen's "Les Retrouvailles" (2006)
◊  Stuart A. Staples also sang on This Light Holds So Many Colours for Rodrigo Leão's "A Mãe" (2009)
Videos and DVDs:
◊  Bareback — nine films by Martin Wallace (Beggars Banquet, 2004)

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