The Anchoress - Confessions Of A Romance Novelist

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Confessions of a Romance Novelist is the debut album by Welsh musician and singer-songwriter The Anchoress, originally released in January 2016 via Kscope Records.

Catherine Davies is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter who performs under the stage name The Anchoress. She has collaborated with Nitin Sawhney and played in Simple Minds band during their 2015 tour and is a member of The Dark Flowers "super-group", where she met Jim Kerr of Simple Minds.

Her debut album was produced by The Anchoress and Paul Draper and has received very positive reviews from music critics since its release. Emily Mackay reviewing the record for The Guardian gave it a very positive review siting "...The richness of this debut album from Welsh singer-songwriter Catherine Anne Davies betrays its years in the making, through griefs, injuries and heartbreaks paid wry tribute to in the darkly dreamy 70s pop of Doesn’t Kill You. Styles from the romping Kate Bushisms of Popular to the Princely post-punk of One for Sorrow are stitched together by the theme of the titular “second-rate writer”, sketching portraits of bitter ex-lovers in the likes of PS Fuck You, sending up confessional singer-songwriterdom at the same time as crafting a blackly witty breakup album. That concept could come through more clearly, and on the slower, heavier piano ballads such as Bury Me, the drama of Davies’s gothic Broadway stylings can grow suffocating, but her vengeful vision remains compelling."

"The Captain" finds the album very interesting and has a variety of styles and influences from Kate Bush to No Doubt to Prince.

Check out a couple of tracks from the album: What Goes Around, Popular, You And Only You, Doesn't Kill You and Confessions of a Romance Novelist.

The album was originally released in January 2016 and has been remastered for vinyl by Jon Astley (Tori Amos, The Who) and is pressed on double 180 gram heavweight vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with 4 bonus accoustic tracks, featuring string arrangements by Gillian Wood

This Double Album 2LP Record set is on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl housed in a Gatefold Sleeve, with Inner Sleeves, Digital Download Card, 4 Bonus Tracks, pressed in Germany.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Side A

A1

Long Year

3:52

A2

What Goes Around

4:17

A3

Doesn't Kill You

4:40

A4

You And Only You  Featuring Paul Draper

4:09

 

Side B

B1

One For Sorrow

3:24

B2

P.S. Fuck You

3:19

B3

Popular

3:57

B4

Bury Me

3:43

 

Side C

C1

Intermission (Notes To The Editor)

2:09

C2

Waiting To Breathe

3:03

C3

Chip On Your Shoulder

2:58

C4

Confessions Of A Romance Novelist

6:26

 

Side D

D1        

You And Only You (Acoustic Version)                     

4:50

D2

Bury Me ( Acoustic Version )

3:46

D3

Long Year (Acoustic Version)

3:33

D4

Popular (Acoustic Version)

2:23

SKU 802644892016
Record Label Kscope Records
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number KSCOPE920
Country DE - Germany
Release Date (Year) 14 October 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 15 January 2016
Barcode # 802644892016
Shipping Weight 0.5750kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Digital Download, 4 Bonus New Accoustic Tracks
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Art Rock
Genre Progressive Rock
Format VINYL LP

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