catalogue

AVES, PETE

SEE HOW (STRESS TESTED)

AVES, PETE - SEE HOW 93565
format:
1 CD
release:
19.02.2016
label:
STRESS TESTED
item ID:
93565
barcode:
5031802048421
'SEE HOW' is Pete's first solo album since 2007's 'You, Me and Bill Withers' ("imagine if Gil Evans and Miles Davis had written for the band in Trumpton." Uncut Magazine).

'SEE HOW' explores the life Pete has lived since then - what it's like to be a divorced, homeless, fifty-year-old father of two with a guitar and a head full of great songs.

Pete's earlier work received much critical acclaim, but 'SEE HOW' contains a truthfulness and grit that only a decade of difficult times can produce.

Although the album explores themes of emotional upheaval and life-changing events, which should be familiar to many people Pete's age, his lyrics always manage a wry smile at life's vicissitudes.

All this is set to seductive melodies melded with lilting arrangements. It's sophisticated songwriting taking in folk, country and pop.

Includes a cover of Pharrell's 'Happy'. Aside from his solo output Pete has played guitar with the High Llamas for many years and worked with Lee Hazlewood, Petula Clark, Nick Lowe & Shirley Collins among others.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. JUST LIKE A SONG
  • 1.2. COLD LLAMAS
  • 1.3. GOD BLESS THE POOR
  • 1.4. RIEN DE RIEN
  • 1.5. TO HIS RECUMBENT INFANTS
  • 1.6. HAPPY
  • 1.7. BLUES FOR BOB & CLIFF
  • 1.8. WORDS IDLE WORDS
  • 1.9. THE COMPLAINANT
  • 1.10. BAYBEE DAYZ