Hot on the heels of Guerssen Records’ vinyl reissue of the 1971 “Creation” LP, Cherry Red have brought us right up-to-date with “Shoeless In The Desert”, a download-only collection of fourteen brand new recordings.
Like 2014’s “Fly The Bluebird”, “Shoeless In The Desert” keeps to the simple voice-and-twelve-string format; and of course, the album’s truly diverse in its subject matter.
Relationships, immigration, child soldiering, the commercialisation of religion – these are just some of the themes. Oh, and of course there’s the one about coronary heart disease…
“Shoeless In The Desert” (Cherry Red BEAUSITD1) is available in various formats (including FLAC) from download sites around the world, including of course iTunes and the Amazons.
And do please feel free to rate and review the album. It really does make a difference!
The official Cherry Red promo video of the song, “Masquerade”.
Some reviewers’ thoughts on the last Beau digital release, 2014’s “Fly The Bluebird”:
“…the lyrical depth and incisive cut of its precisely crafted phrases make this album one that you really should take the time to get to know … the points (the songs) make and the tales they relate should come with a clear warning: ‘These songs could make you sit up and listen’ – and by the way, you should.”
Tim Carroll – Folkwords.com
“It’s been a long time since I heard songs about the leader of the world’s proletariat, especially ones imbued with sarcasm…”
“… literate, caustic, sharply observed and politically resonant lyrics … (Beau) may not have the critical and commercial cachet of Jake Bugg, but I know who I’d rate as the better troubadour.”
Mike Davies – Folking.org
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