A Belle and a Queen Brave 'Broken Seas'

Published: 2005-09-29
Formerly of the Scottish pop band Belle and Sebastian, Isobel Campbell has taken her soft, soothing sound solo and is releasing two albums next year.

In early 2006 arrives Ballad of the Broken Seas, which Campbell describes on her website as "a record of tough and tender love songs." She recorded the album with Mark Lanegan of Queens of the Stone Age, who will duet with her on the first single, "Ramblin' Man," originally done by Hank Williams. "Ramblin' Man" will be released in the UK in November and will feature b-sides "Further Into the Night" and "Revolver (part 2)."

Other tracks on the album include:

01 Deus Ibi Est
02 Black Mountain
03 The False Husband
04 Ballad of the Broken Seas
05 Revolver
06 Ramblin' Man
07 (Do You Wanna) Come Walk With Me
08 Saturday's Gone
09 It's Hard to Kill a Bad Thing
10 Honey Child What Can I Do?
11 Dusty Wreath
12 The Circus Is Leaving Town

Campbell's second album of 2006, to be released late that year, was originally to be titled Over the Wheat and the Barley, but will now appear as Milk White Sheets. On her website, she describes the album as "delicate and sparse. Inspired by magic, fertility, lunar cycles and leading ladies of folkó Jean Ritchie and Shirley Collins. It is an even mixture of new compositions and old folk ballads. I imagine many of the songs as bewitched lullabies."

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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