Dr Dee, a new studio album by Damon Albarn, will be released by Parlophone Records on May 7, 2012.
Dr Dee is 18 tracks of songs and music inspired by the life of John Dee, mathematician, polymath and advisor to Elizabeth I. Described by Albarn as ‘Strange pastoral folk’, Dr Dee is a fitting companion to the end of another Elizabethan age. The album combines Albarn’s voice with early English choral and instrumentation alongside modern, West African and Renaissance sounds.
Dr Dee was recorded late last year in Albarn’s West London studio and also in Salford with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The album was mixed by Valgeir Sigursson in Reykjavik.
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Dr Dee will be available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download.
The full album tracklisting is:
1) The Golden Dawn
2) Apple Carts
3) Oh Spirit Animate Us
4) The Moon Exalted
5) A Man of England
8) The Marvelous Dream
9) A Prayer
10) Edward Kelley
12) 9 Point Star
13) Temptation Comes In The Afternoon
14) Watching the Fire That Waltzed Away
15) Moon (Interlude)
17) Tree Of Life
18) The Dancing King
View trailer here: http://youtu.be/Zskz5TCaxLE
Damon Albarn will perform songs from the album Dr Dee at OneFest on April 14 2012 alongside singers and musicians featured on the album, including Madou Diabate. One Fest UK