Badbea signed copies with bonus postcards
Released: 29th March 2019
|CD + postcard set||£10.99||Pre-Order||Dispatched on or before Friday 29th March 2019|
|LP + print + postcard set||£18.99||Pre-Order||Dispatched on or before Friday 29th March 2019|
Edwyn Collins will be appearing instore at Monorail on Tuesday April 9th and will be signing records then, so please note that pre-orders will not be shipping until Wednesday 10th!
++ LP comes with limited A4 letterpress print and postcard set, exclusive to Monorail and Edwyn's own shop
++ CD comes with A6 letterpress postcard set, exclusive to Monorail and Edwyn's own shop
Having released his last album, Understated in March 2013, Badbea is his first release since moving both home and studio to Helmsdale on the North East coast of Scotland in 2014.
Building a new studio from scratch, the impressive Clashnarrow Studios which sits on the hills overlooking Helmsdale, Collins completed work on Badbea with co-producer Sean Read (Dexys, The Rockingbirds) and long-term musical cohorts Carwyn Ellis
(Colorama)"; James Walbourne (The Pretenders / The Rails). In part inspired by his return to the village where his grandfather lived, and somewhere Edwyn spent time over the years, the album title itself, and title track, are taken from and inspired by Badbea (pronounced badbay), a dramatically located abandoned village on a
cliff top five miles north of Helmsdale with a history defined by the Highland Clearances of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Elsewhere on the album there are poignant moments of reflection, northern soul ‘stompers’ in the classic Edwyn Collins tradition, tracks remembering past times with Orange Juice and lyrics inspired by the discovery of over 30 old pre-illness lyric books unearthed while ‘de-cluttering’ before the move back to Scotland.