The Good, the Bad & the Queen – Merrie Land (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 37:22 minutes | 422 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Studio 13
November sees the release of MERRIE LAND, the second album from The Good, The Bad & The Queen, a band comprising of Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen and Simon Tong. The Good, The Bad & The Queen began life as the acclaimed 2007 album of the same name, a heartfelt tribute to London described by The Observer in a 5 star review as -“One of the most surprising and magical records for which Damon Albarn has ever been responsible”.
The record traced a journey from the English music hall tradition to West Africa and Afrobeat, zigzagging through the West Indies and its reggae and dub, back to England and London’s punk scene, all the while taking in a strand of British beat music from the ’50s right through to Britpop. The result was a record specific to a place and mood but with a background that was geographically wide-ranging. Now the four musical storytellers are back with a new studio album titled ‘Merrie Land’. Produced by Tony Visconti and The Good, The Bad & The Queen was completed in London and Wales this year, during the current ongoing period in which the UK is preparing to leave the European Union, ‘Merrie Land ’is a questioning good-bye letter, a series of observations and reflections on Britishness in 2018.
2. Merrie Land
3. Gun to the Head
4. Nineteen Seventeen
5. The Great Fire
6. Lady Boston
7. Drifters & Trawlers
8. The Truce of Twilight
10. The Last Man to Leave
11. The Poison Tree