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MICK HARVEY & CHRISTOPHER RICHARD BARKER

THE FALL AND RISE OF EDGAR BOURCHIER AND THE HORRORS OF WAR

Mute



cd

Released: 9th Nov 2018

£10.99


limited green lp

Released: 9th Nov 2018

£23.99


Created as a concept album describing the horror of war, the birthday party/bad seed artist’s project seamlessly brings the fictional poetry to life via myriad possibilities of how a forgotten WW1 soldier’s story might open up and continue to be relevant to new generations.

The works of this long-forgotten war poet arrive in 2018 indirectly from the trenches of the Western Front. In 2018, Bourchier’s words were revived when the author Christopher Richard Barker approached Mick to ask if he could help him recreate the scores that had been discovered for an unrealised cabaret show. consequently, they wrote a 15-track album to give life to an incredibly powerful fictional narrative. the album features contributions from J.P. Shilo, a long-time collaborator of Harvey’s and Jade Imagine, Simon Breed and Alain Johannes as guest vocalists.

THE FALL AND RISE OF EDGAR BOURCHIER AND THE HORRORS OF WAR

Tracklist

  1. Further Down the Line
  2. The Poetic Clown
  3. A Secret Hidden Message
  4. Poor Poor Surgeon Tim
  5. The Kindness of Ravens
  6. Softly Spoken Bill
  7. Pounding for Peace
  8. The Lost Bastard Son of War
  9. The Expressionist Tell #1
  10. The Expressionist Tell #2
  11. I am the Messenger
  12. The Eternal Black Darkness of my Death
  13. Corpse 564