Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan’s ‘Sunday at Devil Dirt’ out Nov 18

Sunday at Devil Dirt, the second collaboration between Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, will be released for the first time in the US on November 18, 2008 via Fontana International/V2. Originally released on V2/Cooperative Music in the UK and Europe in May 2008, the US version will feature 5 bonus tracks.

Campbell (of Belle & Sebastian fame) and Lanegan (of Screaming Trees/QOTSA/Gutter Twins infamy) first paired four years ago. Their debut full-length, Ballad of the Broken Seas, was released in 2006 and received a Mercury Music Prize nomination. On Sunday at Devil Dirt, Campbell again takes the role of writer, producer and arranger with Lanegan on lead vocals.

Sunday at Devil Dirt track listing:
“Seafaring Song”
“The Raven”
“Who Built the Road”
“Come on Over (Turn Me On)”
“Back Burner”
“The Flame That Burns”
“Shot Gun Blues”
“Keep Me in Mind Sweetheart”
“Something to Believe”
“Sally Don’t You Cry”

Bonus tracks:

“Fight Fire With Fire”
“Asleep On A Sixpence”
“Violin Tango”
“Rambling Rose, Clinging Vine”
“Hang On”

Sunday at Devil Dirt UK press quotes:

“The chemistry between the two is riveting.. Campbell’s songs are simple, direct, gorgeous.. If, after the brilliant Ballad, you had said that this pair would reunite and make an even better album, I wouldn’t have believed you – but I think they just have”
Sunday Times – 5 Stars ***** (CD of the Week)

“A modern-day Nancy and Lee.. It is no exaggeration to say that, at their best, the songs on Sunday at Devil Dirt sound like instant standards.. So was it the mere novelty of their alliance that got them that first Mercury nomination? If this far superior album doesn’t repeat the accolade, we’ll know that is was” The Times – 4 Stars **** (CD of the Week)

“A confident record.. there’s a lovely tenderness to Lanegan’s singing and a playfulness about Campbell’s writing..” Uncut – 4 Stars **** (lead review)

“Lanegan and Campbell come together beautifully on this album’s doleful folk ballads and soul-fuelled curious.. Dark, passionate and infinitely imaginative” Rock Sound – 8/10

“This follow up collaboration capitalises on the emotional piquancy of the contrast between Lanegan’s smoky baritone and Campbell’s honeyed tones.. highlights are many and varied..” The Independent – 4 Stars ****

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