2xLP
£19.99 GBP

This is the first time the record is released on vinyl. Beneath This Burning Shorelines, released in 2010, was the second album from Cherry Ghost - the project of Ivor Novello winning songwriter Simon Aldred. Released on vinyl for the first time, ten years after its release, it stands as Aldred's bona fide masterpiece - not least by the songwriter himself.

Following the chart success of Cherry Ghost's debut Thirst For Romance, Aldred felt disillusioned with touring an album he viewed to be stylistically "schizophrenic." Whilst proud of the songs on that record, he had visions of something more cohesive, more mood-based - where ideas re-occur, images are fragmented and songs bleed into one another. Similarly, he'd been returning heavily to artists like Sparklehorse and Wilco. After nearly a decade on the dole, once Cherry Ghost brought Aldred financial stability the first thing he did was travel Europe - the album is galvanised by these solo rail journeys through cities like Berlin and Rome. Like Scott Walker's late 60s work, it's a romantic vision of a Europe filtered through the lens of an outsider. Atmospherics, too, would be crucial - Aldred had been listening to film soundtracks, and songs here are linked by unmoored instrumental passages.

Tracklisting

  • We Sleep On Stones
  • A Month Of Mornings
  • Conquered, Part 1
  • Kissing Strangers
  • Only A Mother
  • The Night They Buried Sadie Clay
  • My God Betrays
  • Barberini Square
  • Conquered, Part 2
  • Black Fang
  • Luddite
  • Diamond In The Grind
  • Strays At The Ice Pond
Changed Giver - RSD 2024
£21.99 GBP £27.99
Embarrassment - RSD 2024
£19.99 GBP £24.99
Nirvana
£25.99 GBP
Come Away With ESG
£19.99 GBP
Chutes Too Narrow
£19.99 GBP
Thirteen
£18.99 GBP
Blue Banisters
£34.99 GBP
Cryosleep
£27.99 GBP
Harry Pussy
£15.99 GBP
Liquid Skin
£21.99 GBP
The Age Of Quarrel
£28.99 GBP
The Versions
£14.99 GBP £21.99
Life On The Road
£14.99 GBP
Night Pillers
£16.99 GBP
Hotel Aporia
£18.99 GBP
Floor It!!!
£18.99 GBP
Tim
£32.99 GBP
The Old Magic
£21.99 GBP
Remember This
£14.99 GBP
Extreme Witchcraft
£29.99 GBP
The Apple Drop
£14.99 GBP
Sloe Gin
£29.99 GBP
Lamentations
£18.99 GBP
Midnight Vampire
£18.99 GBP
Ego Death
£21.99 GBP
Fire Fortellinger
£29.99 GBP
5212 Helvete
£21.99 GBP
1972
£29.99 GBP
Interlude - RSD 2024
£21.99 GBP £27.99
Extractions
£29.99 GBP