Richard Hawley - Lady's Bridge

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Lady's Bridge is the fifth studio album by English guitarist and singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, released in August 2007 via Mute Records.

After his first band Treebound Story broke up, English musician Richard Hawley found success as a member of Britpop band Longpigs in the 1990s before joining the band Pulp, led by his friend Jarvis Cocker, for a short time. As a solo musician, Hawley has released seven studio albums, recieved nominations for the Mercury and a Brit Award, as well as played as a session musician for Hank Marvin, A Girl Called Eddy, and Jarvis Cocker, and collaborated with Lisa Marie Presley, Arctic Monkeys, and Paul Weller.

The follow-up to Richard Hawley's 2005 Mercury Music Prize-nominated album Coles Corner, Lady's Bridge is named after the historical landmark in Hawley's hometown of Sheffield. Broadening the scope from Coles Corner, into an album that sees the average tempo lift a notch, Richard Hawley evokes a hard worn northern Leonard Cohen, crafting a timeless album.

The album cover features a photograph, taken by Martin Parr, of Hawley and his guitar at the Club 60 music venue in Sheffield as a tribute to his father Dave who had died of lung cancer earlier that year: Dave Hawley had been a blues guitarist at the club in his youth, playing alongside Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.

The album received very positive reviews from music critics. Uncut magazine rated the album 4 out of 5 stars saying that the album "...sounds as if it has been decanted from a time when disc jockeys wore dinner jackets, and a gentleman in trouble might soothe his troubled heart with a stroll along the banks of the canal. Not that Hawley needs to change. While he still sings like a kinder, sadder Jarvis Cocker would, perhaps after an encounter with his karaoke uncle, he does it with such sincerity that it seems churlish to resist." BBC Music said that "Lady's Bridge is an utterly lovely, timeless album that Hawley can be proud of, and deserves to further his cause in becoming a proper national treasure".

In July 2010 Lady's Bridge was certified Gold in the UK.

Three singles were released from the album:"Tonight the Streets Are Ours", "Serious", and "Valentine".

This limited LP record is on black vinyl with a printed inner sleeve, pressed in Europe.

(5099950184019)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Track

Time

A1

Valentine

4:27

A2

Roll River Roll

5:10

A3

Serious

3:24

A4

Tonight The Streets Are Ours

3:39

A5

Lady Solitude

5:32

B1

Dark Road

3:58

B2

The Sea Calls

5:54

B3

Lady's Bridge

3:59

B4

I'm Looking For Someone To Find Me

3:18

B5

Our Darkness

4:07

B6

The Sun Refused To Shine

4:56

 

SKU 5099950184019
Record Label Mute Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number STUMM278
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 20 August 2007
Original Release Date (Year) 20 August 2007
Barcode # 5099950184019
Shipping Weight 0.2400kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Format VINYL LP

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