NEW SONGS FOR OLD SOULS
Songs at the piano don't get much sharper than this
Whether he's performing his own material or reshaping an old favourite. - The Observer
Revealing himself to be a powerful improviser with an instinctive gift or melody. - The Times
More talent than you can shake a walking stick at. - Back Stage New York
Firmly established as a performer and songwriter of considerable skill, Joe Stilgoe gives a masterclass in nostalgia with a contemporary twist.
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.
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 nonoriginal songs.
New Songs For Old Souls will also be released on 180g vinyl.
About Joe Stilgoe
A hit with audiences and critics alike, Joe Stilgoe enjoys an enormously successful live career with his winning combination of musical virtuosity, breathtaking theatricality and witty audience interaction.
He is a regular fixture at the world's best jazz venues and festivals and, in addition to his solo work, he is constantly in demand as a musical collaborator to the cream of the crop, including renowned conductor John Wilson and jazz legend Claire Martin.
Joe has performed at the Barbados Festival, Sardinia Jazz Festival, Sicily Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Dubai Jazz Festival and in jazz clubs from New York to Berlin to Kuala Lumpur.
He has appeared as featured soloist with orchestras including BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, The Northern Sinfonia, Lahti Symphony, Finland and the RTE Orchestra in Dublin.
2. Nobody Cares Like Me
3. Nothing's Changed
5. Rainbows In My Teacup
6. Pocket Song
7. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
8. How To Fall In Love
10. You're Funny (But I'm Not In Love)
11. Too Late Now
12. Gold On Silver
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