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Pure Comedy

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limited black 2lp + lyric poster + download + 4 cover variations

Released: 7th Apr 2017



Released: 7th Apr 2017


deluxe 1 copper / 1 aluminium 2lp + die-cut 4 interactive sleeves + poster + holographic tarot card + download

Released: 7th Apr 2017



Released: 7th Apr 2017


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armed with a piano and a rich, lilting voice full of insight – it’s a bewitching album that recalls the timeless greats, such as Elton john, carole king and james taylor. The record navigates themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, aging, social media, human nature, human connection and his own role in it all with his usual candour, and in terms as timely as they are timeless. Tillman recorded all the basic tracking and vocals live to tape (in no more than two takes each). The album features string, horn and choral arrangements from classical iconoclast Gavin Bryars (Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet, Sinking Of The Titanic), with additional contributions from Nico Muhly and Thomas Bartlett.

***Deluxe 2xLP version on aluminium & copper vinyl, a die-cut customisable jacket with 4 interactive “background” sleeves (so you can have whatever sky you damn well feel like as the cover), all encased in a clear slipcase. Includes a fold-out poster and an exclusive holographic tarot card not available in the standard FJM’s Ha Deck by Ed Steed.***

Pure Comedy


  1. Pure Comedy
  2. Total Entertainment Forever
  3. Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
  4. Ballad of the Dying Man
  5. Birdie
  6. Leaving LA
  7. A Bigger Paper Bag
  8. When the God of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell to Pay
  9. Smoochie
  10. Two Wildly Different Perspectives
  11. The Memo
  12. So I’m Growing Old on Magic Mountain
  13. In Twenty Years or So