Lady’s Bridge by Richard Hawley.
LP reissue. New and sealed.
180gsm. Transparent green vinyl.
About Lady’s Bridge
Lady’s Bridge is the fifth studio album from musician Richard Hawley, released on 20 August 2007 in the UK and on 9 October 2007 in the US. The album follows his 2005 Mercury Music Prize-nominated album Coles Corner. It is named after the landmark location of Lady’s Bridge in Hawley’s hometown of Sheffield, an old bridge over the River Don that historically connected the rich and poor parts of the town. Hawley told Uncut magazine that “the title is a metaphor too; it’s about leaving the past behind”. The cover features a photograph, taken by Martin Parr, of Hawley and his guitar at the Club 60 music venue in Sheffield as a tribute to his father Dave who had died of lung cancer earlier that year: Dave Hawley had been a blues guitarist at the club in his youth, playing alongside Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.
The song “Dark Road” originally appeared as a B-side to Hawley’s “Born Under a Bad Sign” single. “Roll River Roll” is used as the theme song for the dark British sitcom Getting On. A special edition of the album with a bonus DVD was also released.
The album was certified gold for sales of 100,000 copies in the UK on 11 June 2010.
About Richard Hawley
Richard Willis Hawley (born 17 January 1967) is an English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer. After his first band Treebound Story (formed while he was still at school) broke up, Hawley found success as a member of Britpop band Longpigs in the 1990s. After that group broke up in 2000, he later joined the band Pulp, led by his friend Jarvis Cocker, for a short time. As a solo musician, Hawley has released eight studio albums. He has been nominated for a Mercury prize twice and once for a Brit Award. He has collaborated with Lisa Marie Presley, Shakespears Sister, Arctic Monkeys, Manic Street Preachers, Elbow, Duane Eddy, and Paul Weller.
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