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17 Goodbye Stephen.mp3
16 Am I In Love_.mp3
14 I Love the Rain.mp3
13 Little White Birds.mp3
11 Déjà vu.mp3
12 The Birds and the Bees.mp3
10 Something Beautiful.mp3
08 Close Your Eyes When You Read This.mp3
07 Turn On the Sun Again.mp3
05 L'amour et la morte.mp3
04 At the House of the Clerkenwell Kid.mp3
03 On Lavender Hill.mp3
02 Anything But Love.mp3
01 Waking Up.mp3
The Real Tuesday Weld’s first Six Degrees release, I, Lucifer, wasconceived as no less than a companion piece to Glen Duncan’s novel ofthe same name, a mischievous view of the Devil’s take on humanity. Asthe devil’s advocate, so to speak, The Real Tuesday Weld created musicdescribed by W magazine as "oddball electronica-goes-Tin Pan Alley… ahit of aural Ecstasy with a champagne chaser." Writing in The New YorkTimes, Stephen Merritt of the popular alternative band Magnetic Fieldsadmired the album’s blend of "accordion ballads and dance floorfodder," calling it "fun for actually listening too." Putting his moneywhere his pen was, Merritt has since taken The Real Tuesday Weld out onthe road with him. TheReturn of the Clerkenwell Kid is no less audacious in its potentmixture of ancient and modern sounds and styles. In fact, the album’ssongs actually covers a much wider stylistic range, extending beyondcabaret and swing to embrace breezy bossa nova, classic pop and gentlepsychedelia—adding Joao Gilberto, Martin Denny, Brian Wilson and theBeatles to the sonic mix.
Stephen Coates, the artist behind TheReal Tuesday Weld says,"The Return of the Clerkenwell Kid is, like I,Lucifer, a kind of concept album: the story of a love affair frombefore its beginning to after its end," he explains. "Like a loveaffair, the record stayed with me after I thought it was finished. Youknow how it is—things are never black-and-white and neatly packaged."In this particular case, certain songs were dropped, replaced by ahandful of tunes The Real Tuesday Weld had previously recorded for hisdebut on the Kindercore label. "Also, on a very pragmatic level, wewere playing these songs live; some became favorites, so there was agreat desire to make them available again. So I put everything backinto the mixer, and what emerged is, I suppose, a new record."
Theend result of Coates’ creative concepts are newly recorded versions ofsuch live favorites as "Daisies", "Anything But Love" and "I Love theRain" sitting comfortably with such brand new tracks as "LavenderHill", "Something Beautiful" and "Bruises"
For everyoneintrigued by I, Lucifer, The Return of the Clerkenwell Kid shows afascinating new musical voice who has now truly arrived at the peak ofhis songwriting powers.