Lowedges – Red Vinyl by Richard Hawley.
LP reissue. New and sealed.
180gsm. Transparent red vinyl.
Lowedges is the third studio album from musician Richard Hawley. It was released in the UK in February 2003 by Setanta Records. It is named after a district in Hawley’s home city of Sheffield.
The album received very favourable reviews from most critics. Drowned in Sound called the album “sublime” and said “this album is up there with the Scott Walkers, Dylans and any other late-night songsmith of the last fifty years. Solely, it is about the songs; eleven pure and sophisticated tales of love and lamentation.” Allmusic said that Lowedges “retains all the virtues that made his debut long-player… such an out-of-left-field stunner: the late-night atmosphere, the subtle yet dramatic arrangements, Hawley’s deep and expressive vocals, and, above all, the low-key and catchy songs that will have you remembering past loves, glory days, and autumn nights… He doesn’t make a false step on this album. Most likely it will be overlooked by the masses, but that’s OK. They don’t deserve to be hip to such a wonderfully intimate and, well, wonderful artist and record.
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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