Beneath This Burning Shoreline

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This is the first time the record is released on vinyl. Beneath This Burning Shorelines, released in 2010, was the second album from Cherry Ghost – the project of Ivor Novello winning songwriter Simon Aldred. Released on vinyl for the first time, ten years after its release, it stands as Aldred's bona fide masterpiece – not least by the songwriter himself.

Following the chart success of Cherry Ghost's debut Thirst For Romance, Aldred felt disillusioned with touring an album he viewed to be stylistically "schizophrenic." Whilst proud of the songs on that record, he had visions of something more cohesive, more mood-based – where ideas re-occur, images are fragmented and songs bleed into one another. Similarly, he'd been returning heavily to artists like Sparklehorse and Wilco. After nearly a decade on the dole, once Cherry Ghost brought Aldred financial stability the first thing he did was travel Europe – the album is galvanised by these solo rail journeys through cities like Berlin and Rome. Like Scott Walker's late 60s work, it's a romantic vision of a Europe filtered through the lens of an outsider. Atmospherics, too, would be crucial – Aldred had been listening to film soundtracks, and songs here are linked by unmoored instrumental passages.


We Sleep On Stones
A Month Of Mornings
Conquered
Part 1
Kissing Strangers
Only A Mother
The Night They Buried Sadie Clay
My God Betrays
Barberini Square
Conquered
Part 2
Black Fang
Luddite
Diamond In The Grind
Strays At The Ice Pond
Format: 2xLP
Label: Heavenly
Catalogue numbers: HVNLP79

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Media Condition: Mint (M)
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