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Happiness III 7″ single & Transience CD edition announced

30th July 2016

The Transience compilation will be reissued on CD by Kscope in September. I’m not normally a fan of compilations, but I liked the idea of collecting the more accessible side of my solo material as an introduction for listeners who may not be familiar with my music. I think on those terms it works pretty well, but when it came out last year many people quite rightly pointed out the flaw in that plan by releasing it only on vinyl, and there have been regular requests for a CD edition, so here it is.

Since the original release, a track from the recent 4 ½ mini album “Happiness III” has become the first song of mine in years to get any attention from BBC radio here in the UK, so I’ve taken the opportunity to add it the running order of the CD version, as it certainly fits the brief. On the compilation it’s the full length version, but a 3.35 radio edit will also be released simultaneously on a limited run 7 inch vinyl and digitally, with my tribute to David Bowie “Space Oddity” recorded live at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre (with Ninet Tayeb on guest vocals, you can watch a video of the performance by following the link below) as the B side. As with Transience the 7 inch cover is a portrait, this time by Susana Moyaho.

Both are released on 16th September, and the CD should sell for not more than £7.99. The 7 inch is likely to only be available via mail order from Burning Shed and Headphone Dust (more details soon).