David JUrban Urbane
DETAILSEvent: RECORD STORE DAY 2023
Release Date: 4/22/2023
Format: 2 x LP
Label: Schoolkids Records
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
Urban Urbane is the fifth solo album from David J (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets), originally released on MCA Records in 1992. The album is a musical travelogue of sorts, with the initial recordings taking place in the tiny English village of Guilsborough, then London, New York and Los Angeles Aside from referencing those last three ports of call, the songs also name check New Orleans, Saint Petersburg and Memphis. It is a kind of collection of poetic snapshots from an itinerant drifter on the run.
The record is graced by contributions from a stellar cast of guest musicians including T Bone Burnett, Peter Murphy, Sonic Boom, Danny Thompson, Max Eider, The Uptown Horns and Charlie Giordano (E Street Band) amongst others. It was co-produced by the great Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Los Lobos etc).
To celebrate Urban Urbane’s 30th Anniversary this beautiful collection is being released exclusively for Record Store Day for the first time ever on vinyl. A beautiful 2xLP gatefold record with download code included, it includes an entire second LP of unreleased outtakes and demos, some featuring guest appearances by T-Bone Burnett, Steven Perkins (Jane’s Addiction) and covers from T-Rex and John Cale.
Some Big City
A Man of Influential Taste
Ten Little Beauty Queens
Candy on the Cross
Serial Killer Blues
Bouquets, Wreaths and Laurels
Pilgrims, Martyrs and Saints
Hoagy Carmichael Never Went to New Orleans
Saint Petersburg, October 69
Some Big City (Alternative Version/Original Demo)
A Passport and No Tears
South Sides Blues Blues