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Andalucia Video

A video for Andalucia taken from the Heavenly Recordings youtube page.

Andalucia Single Details

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Doves PR doing the rounds in North America to reflect the new album release date/single details at this side of the pond with a word on the digital release.

Single Release Date: April 6, 2010

The Places Between: The Best of Doves

NEW Release Date: April 20, 2010

To celebrate twelve years since Doves formed and to chronicle a career to inspire envy- with two Mercury nominated albums and worldwide sales of over 2 million- the band will release their definitive collection, The Places Between: The Best of Doves on April 20, 2010. To coincide with this release a new single, “Andalucía” will be released on April 6, 2010.

“Andalucía” was recorded in the barn in Cheshire, England where last year’s critically heralded Kingdom of Rust was recorded. Much of Doves body of work is an ode to the north of England but this song appears to tell of warmer pastures. The song surges towards its rousing final chorus with orchestration colliding with a tender vocal from Jimi Goodwin. “Andalucía” stands alongside Doves finest work and will no doubt seamlessly sit amongst classics such as “Black And White Town”, “Kingdom Of Rust” and “There Goes The Fear”.

The Places Between: The Best of Doves

will be released on April 20 as a deluxe 3 disc package comprising 2 CDs featuring 34 tracks plus a DVD with all of the Doves’ videos. There will be 3 digital versions available: a single component 15-track version, a 2-component 34 track version (there will be an iTunes deluxe version featuring 35 tracks), and a digital video album.

On April 6 the Doves’ new track, “Andalucía” will be available as a digital download single which includes an unavailable elsewhere acoustic version of “Jetstream”.

Andalucia will be released April 5th in the UK, same day as the release of The Places Between. The single will be released by Heavenly with the catalogue number HVN201. Check out the Lovely artwork, shame it’s not seeing a physical release but that’s how music is these days.

Pre-Order The Places Between

The usual online stores are now taking pre-orders for the best of album. Best price found so far is at play.com where you can get the 2CD/DVD set for £11.99.

Pre-Order at Play.com / Pre-Order at Amazon.co.uk

In North America the album will be released on Astralwerks April 6th. Expect to pay in the region of $25 for the special editon in the USA, $30 in Canada. Will post if I hear of a better price elsewhere.

The Places Between: The Best of Doves

Released on 5th April 2010 on Heavenly Recordings

So here we are, twelve years since Doves formed in Manchester and released the Cedar Room EP on the Casino Records imprint (funded by the one and only Rob Gretton) and ten years have elapsed since Doves epochal debut, “Lost Souls” was released on the legendary Heavenly Recordings. In that time we have been privy to a catalogue of genre-warping singles and a quartet of albums that have forced writers to go back to the thesaurus in search of new superlatives. These are “The Places Between”, A multi-format best of that has cherry picked the best from number one albums: ‘The Last Broadcast’ and ‘Some Cities’, last years critically acclaimed masterpiece, ‘Kingdom Of Rust’ and their generation defining debut ‘Lost Souls’. Indeed, from number 3 hit ‘There Goes The Fear’ to the Motown thump of ‘Black and White Town’ and the anthemic morning after glow of ‘The Cedar Room’. ‘The Places Between’ has been painstakingly sequenced by Jimi, Andy and Jez themselves in the way they want you to experience their last decades work, in short this is the definitive Doves Best Of.

Furthermore, in addition to a host of B sides, rarities, and unreleased tracks that make up the second disc there is a smattering of brand-new recordings, ‘Blue Water’, Drifter (Featuring Cherry Ghost’s Simon Aldred) and the brilliant new single ‘Andalucia’.

The album comes in single disc and multi disc versions. The tracklistings are as follows:

DISC ONE – The Best Of

1. There Goes The Fear
2. Black and White Town
3. Snowden
4. Here It Comes
5. Words
6. Kingdom Of Rust
7. Sea Song
8. Pounding
9. 10:03
10. Catch The Sun
11. Jetstream
12. The Man Who Told Everything (Summer Version)
13. Andalucia
14. Caught By The River
15. The Cedar Room

DISC TWO – Rarities, B sides and alternate versions

1. Blue Water
2. Eleven Miles Out
3. Rise
4. Darker
5. Push Me On
6. Willow’s Song (Bury Version)
7. Valley
8. Northenden
9. M62 Song
10. Drifter
11. Friday’s Dust (Capitol Tower Session)
12. Almost Forgot Myself (Demo)
13. Your Shadow Lay Across My Life
14. The Last Son
15. The Sulphur Man
16. At The Tower (Instrumental Edit)
17. Reprise
18. Ambition
19. Firesuite (Noise Version)

DISC THREE (DVD) features the videos for:

The Cedar Room
Sea Song
Here It Comes
Catch The Sun
Man Who Told Everything
There Goes The Fear
Pounding
Caught By The River
Black and White Town (directors Cut)
Snowden (Live Edit)
Sky Starts falling
Kingdom Of Rust

Winter Hill

New Birds Flew Backwards Remix

A good way to start the week.. The good folks at Caught By The River in association with Heavenly Recordings are streaming a new remix of Birds Flew Backwards. The remix was done by Chris Watson, one of the founder members of Cabaret Voltaire, now famed wildlife sound recordist. Do check out his website, he’s done some pretty amazing stuff.

Also announced today at Caught By The River, is the second Birdsongs compilation. This time the compilation has been put together by Jimi Goodwin! To get the download, you must sign up with your email address at the site. The download will be sent out to members on Wednesday. So if you are not signed up, do so now! Artwork for the compilation has been done by Matt Sewell, which features a Robin as requested by Jimi.

Also whilst your at Caught By The River, check out the Happy Mondays post featuring some good Factory Records video footage. Great stuff!

Heavenly Records News

Some good news regarding Heavenly from Billboard business:

U.K. indie Heavenly Recordings has signed a long-term licensing agreement with Cooperative Music, the international independent label group that operates under Universal Music Group ownership.

Heavenly’s previous deal with EMI expired in 2008, although Doves’ U.K. No. 2 album “Kingdom of Rust” was released by Heavenly via EMI in 2009. Cooperative began working with Heavenly last year and helped the London-based indie sign the Soft Pack and Fionn Regan.

“Recently, with Fleet Foxes and Phoenix they [Cooperative] have proved their ability in getting really impressive sales from supposedly underground acts and in doing so gave me the confidence to turn our relationship in to something more long term,” said Heavenly Recordings founder and owner Jeff Barrett in a statement.

To read full article, click here.

What this means for doves exactly I’m not sure. Regardless though, nice to see a good label sticking around.

Jetstream Acoustic Download

Its a year to the day tomorrow that doves posted up the free preview from Kingdom Of Rust, with the opening track Jetstream. A year on, another free track up for download and again its Jetstream, this time the acoustic version. Head over to the heavenly recordings website to get the free download. You need to sign up, the download is in the members area. It sounds great!

The Return Of Forever Heavenly

NME.com has reported that Doves (along with Hot Chip) have been instrumental in resurrecting the legendary Forever Heavenly club night in London.

NME.com

Legendary London club night Forever Heavenly is set to relaunch next month to coincide with the second of Doves’ two London gigs.

The night, which will return on May 1, was acclaimed over ten years ago for a series of legendary nights at the Turnmills venue.

The night will now return – acting as the unofficial aftershow for Doves’ O2 Academy Brixton gig on the same night – with the likes of Hot Chip and Playgroup getting involved.

The all-nighter will take place at the Corsica Arts Studio in Elephant And Castle.

To read the full article, click here.

Tickets are available by visiting this link.

 

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