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.

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!

Winter Hill Single Now Available in Australia


The Winter Hill single is now available digitally in Australia. The following EPs are available for purchase at iTunes.

Winter Hill (Radio Mix)

1. Winter Hill (Radio Mix)
2. Compulsion (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
3. Jetstream (Lindstrom Remix)

Winter Hill (Acoustic Version)

1. Winter Hill (Acoustic Version)
2. Jetstream (Sasha Remix)
3. Jetstream (Sasha Subdub)

The single will be available digitally in the UK on Monday. You can pre-order the 7″ single here, which features the exclusive track Brazil. The single will also be available digitally in North America on Tuesday.

You can pre-order the special remix 12″ releases at Piccadilly Records. These special 12″ vinyls should cost you around £5.49 each. Only 500 copies of these are being pressed, so get them before they go.

Jetstream –Sasha Remixes 12″ Vinyl HVN19212P1
Jetstream –Lindstrom / Time & Space Machine Remixes 12″ Vinyl HVN19212P2
Compulsion –Andrew Weatherall Remix 12″ Vinyl HVN19212P3

If that’s not enough for you. The Winter Hill video is now available to purchase at all good online stores.

Winter Hill Single Artwork

Cat #: HVN192

From Norman Records:

DOVES Winter Hill 2009 UK limited edition 2-track 7″ vinyl single – Known locally, ‘Winter Hill’ is a beauty spot between Chorley and Bolton in the West Pennine Moors. It’s famed for its UFO sightings, mining activity, aeroplane disasters and murders but to Doves it clearly means something altogether more magical and ethereal. Already a fan’s favourite, ‘Winter Hill’ ushers the listener in via a pop Reich repetition, all looped effects and soaring synths before morphing into what canonly be described as a love song. Furthermore, on the b-side, there’s a totally different change of pace with the Dylanesque ‘Brazil’, a new track that adds yet another dimension to Doves repertoire!.

Winter Hill is released July 20th. It is expected the download single will feature a host of Jetstream remixes.

Detroit Odds n’ Ends

I don’t think Annie Leibovitz is going to be giving me a call anytime soon, but here are a few pics of the Detroit show.

Anyways, a short review of the show.

After we had finished a meal at the Majestic’s in-house restaurant we found that the queue was already stretched down and around the block…a fantastic sign given there had been very little promotion for the show. The queue seemed to be made up mostly of expats but once the venue started filling up there seemed to be a good mix of Americans and expats. There were tickets still available at the box office but by the looks of the venue near show time The Majestic had either sold out or came very close to selling out.

The show began with a low rumble while footage of a jet lifting off lit the background. Doves took the stage and broke headlong into an urgent rendition of Jetstream. The band appeared to be enthusiastic playing Detroit and it translated to their music. While the crowd’s feedback was somewhat less racauous than Chicago they were just as interested in the music. This atmosphere set the tempo for the night except for a slight hiccup with Kingdom of Rust when Jimi became frustrated about a minute into the song and had the band start over again…much to the confusion of the audience. Despite the issue this did not slow down the band the rest of the night and the audience quickly got back into the show.

Detroit received big props from the band for their musical heritage and mentioned how much that heritage has influenced them. Jimi also drew parallels between Manchester and Detroit – both being industrial cities with a rich music scenes. This obviously drew loud cheers of approval from the audience.

The highlights of the show were The Outsiders, The Greatest Denier, Rise, and Here It Comes. There was a slight teaser when Jimi broke into a few bass chords of The Doors The End that segued into The Last Broadcast. Otherwise the setlist was the exact same as the previous night’s performance in Chicago.

In closing…after a weekend of roadtripping to Doves shows, how does your blogmaster Nicky celebrate/recover? With a massive breakfast from the Cracker Barrel of course! With all the jumping and screaming done over the course of 3 days only a hearty breakfast of grease and a large slab of meat could fill up the tank again.

I don’t think I’ve seen a man happier in my life.

By the way…just a quick intro but I’m Nicky’s other half, Lindsay and I may post on here on the odd occasion. I’ve been a fan since 2002 when Doves were featured on the ZooRadio playlist Larry Mullen Jr. posted on their website. The first time I heard Words I was left in awe…I had never heard anything like it in my life. I’ve followed them since and I first saw them live in Chicago back in 2005. I look forward to contributing to this blog in whatever capacity in the future.


Doves Live on Stage In Denver

Doves are playing in Denver right now as I type. They opened with Jetstream. Picture posted on twitter, by user Lyssajo

The Time And Space Machine Remix ‘Jetstream’

Producer Richard Norris (a.k.a. The Time And Space Machine) has posted a clip from his remix of Doves’ ‘Jetstream’ on his MySpace page:

His MySpace blog also claims that the song will be the third single released from the Kingdom Of Rust album.

The Time and Space Machine mix of Doves’ “Jetstream” is now up on the player. It is currently being promo’ed by Heavenly/Virgin.

“Jetstream” is set to become the third single from Doves album “Kingdom Of Rust”.

Manchester Videos

Youtube user radiosjohn has uploaded some excellent vidoes, that he took front row at the Manchester Academy show.

Full video links


Kingdom Of Rust


More videos to come from radiosjohn this week at the youtube channel. Also some excellent Elbow videos up, from the Blackpool Empress show. Well worth checking out!

Archive: 4music Favourites: Doves

Finally, here’s the long-awaited video of the show ‘4music Favourites: Doves’, which aired on Channel 4 in the U.K., nearly a week ago. The show contains brief interviews with the band and live performances of four songs.

4music Favourites

Click here to download the show.

The video is an Xvid-encoded MPEG4 AVI file which should be standalone-compatible with most new DVD or AV players which are equipped to play DivX files.