Joe Stilgoe - New Songs For Old Souls

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'Longtime jazz lovers will need no reminding of Stilgoe's talents as a very British version of Harry Connick Jr.' The Sunday Times  

New Songs For Old Souls is Joe's first studio album for Linn Records, following his signing to the label in 2014. The album comprises twelve songs with ten terrific originals by Joe, including three thrilling big band numbers: ‘Nobody Cares Like Me', ‘Pocket Song' and a new version of ‘Gold On Silver', previously heard on Songs On Film Live. The pressing is on 180 gram vinyl and is manufactured by the prestigious Pallas firm in Germany.

Joe's seamless ability to mix contemporary style with a fond nostalgia for the Golden Era of Gene Kelly and Louis Prima means his ‘old soul' finds a perfect match in these ‘new songs'. Joe's trademark catchy hooks and clever lyrics (full of intricate rhymes and clever twists reminiscent of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter) create an instant familiarity.

Joe also duets with Liane Carroll on a wistful cover of Brian Wilson's ‘I Just Wasn't Made For These Times', one of the album's two non-original songs.

Firmly established as a performer and songwriter of considerable skill, Joe Stilgoe's first studio album on Linn is a masterclass in giving nostalgia a contemporary twist.

 Side A
Nobody Cares Like Me
Nothing’s Changed
Rainbows In My Teacup
Pocket Song

Side B
I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
How To Fall In Love
You’re Funny (But I’m Not In Love)
Too Late Now
Gold On Silver

Additional Information

Record Label Linn
Music Genre Jazz