PLATINUM-SELLING ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ARTIST SHAKIN’ STEVENS RELEASES A SURPRISINGLY ROOTSY AND PERSONAL NEW STUDIO ALBUM NEXT WEEK.
Recording ECHOES OF OUR TIMES gave Shaky the opportunity to experiment with broader styles and use instruments he’d previously used on stage but never before in the studio. Harmonica, Dobro guitar, harmonium, banjo, flute and military snare capture atmospheric elements of folk, rock and swampy delta blues. The subject matter of the new record grew from Shaky’s realisation that he knew very little about the background of his family. Researching the stories of his ancestors lives, and their struggles to survive, revealed tales of extreme poverty and strife in the Cornish copper mines, of bravery and loss in war, of philanthropic preachers and stoic Salvationists, of children suffering and of family secrets and feuds. In this new edition of The Mouthcast, Shaky talks about some of these stories, but also looks back on his hugely successful 1980s and his starring role in the late ’70s West End stage musical ELVIS…
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