James Dean Bradfield - Even In Exile LP
Second solo album by James Dean Bradfield from the Manic Street Preachers.
An ultra-vivid eulogy to a brilliant life cut short, "Even in Exile" is a beautiful collection of songs that loosely trace to story of the life and death of Chilean poet-singer-activist Victor Jara. At points pure and biographical, at others dreamlike and opaque, Bradfield sets words written specifically for the album by poet / playwright Patrick Jones to some of the most addictive and affecting melodies he’s ever composed.
Influenced by records and artists as diverse as Rush’s "Moving Pictures", The Bad Plus’ "Never Stop 2", Kamasi Washington’s "Heaven and Earth", "The Welsh Connection" by Man, John Cale’s "Walking on Locusts", Pink Floyd’s "Meddle, The Marble Index" by Nico, "The Beaten Generation" by The The and the music of Alessandro Alessandroni, I Cantori Moderni and Violetta Parra, "Even in Exile" was played almost entirely by Bradfield and recorded at Door To The River Studio in South Wales.
It features ten original compositions and a cover of Victor Jara’s La Partida.
2. The Boy from the Plantation
3. There'll Come a War
4. Seeking the Room with the Three Windows
5. Thirty Thousand Milk Bottles
6. Under the Mimosa Tree
7. From the Hands of Violeta
8. Without Knowing the End (Joan's Song)
9. La Partida
10. The Last Song
11. Santiago Sunrise
About this product: this is pressed on black vinyl and comes with a colour lyric insert.