Prince Of Tears
dury returns with a painful source of inspiration to fuel a hugely varied collection of speak-sung tracks (like father, like son), beefed up with a full band & orchestra, plus some exceptional guest appearances – it’s a grittily beautiful piece of work.
his fifth is both a private meditation on a painful break-up & his most ambitious & biggest work to date. the opening track is also the portal into Dury’s hazy, anti-wonderl& & it comes complete with a guide, “Miami” himself: a foul-mouthed, cocksure ladies man conjured into existence via a heady mix of excess, fatigue & emotional repression. Long-term foil Madelaine Hart returns to provide her melancholic, yet knowing, backing vocals to several songs, Rose Elinor Dougall adds a sinister edge to ‘Porcelain’, while Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson enthusiastically chimes in on ‘Almond Milk’. “ian dury’s son continues to prove a worthy heir” – uncut.