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Frank Turner - Songbook (December 15th 2017) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Sean Murphy, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. Sean Murphy Oct 16, 2017
    (Last edited: Oct 17, 2017)
    Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

    "I’m very excited to share with you all the news of my forthcoming album ‘Songbook’. I wanted to release a document of what I've done so far, including my favourite recorded songs, 10 new alternative versions of older songs, and one new track. It's a moment of reflection and celebration of my work as a songwriter to date. Coming out digitally, CD, Vinyl and Boxset which will include the Show 2000 DVD.
    Tune into Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6 Music from 4pm today to hear new track 'There She Is'. You'll be able to pre-order 'Songbook' tomorrow. CD/Digital release 24th November. Vinyl/Boxset release 15th December."

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    CD1:
    Four Simple Words

    I Still Believe
    The Next Storm
    Recovery
    The Road
    Long Live The Queen
    Glorious You
    Plain Sailing Weather
    I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous
    Wessex Boy
    The Opening Act Of Spring
    Polaroid Picture
    Mittens
    If Ever I Stray
    The Way I Tend To Be
    The Ballad Of Me And My Friends
    Photosynthesis
    Get Better
    There She Is

    CD 2:
    Polaroid Picture (Songbook Version)
    The Ballad Of Me And My Friends (Songbook Version)
    Broken Piano (Songbook Version)
    Josephine (Songbook Version)
    Love 40 Down (Songbook Version)
    The Way I Tend To Be (Songbook Version)
    Glorious You (Songbook Version)
    I Am Disappeared (Songbook Version)
    Long Live The Queen (Songbook Version)
    Photosynthesis (Songbook version)
     
  2. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

    doesn't appear to be his actual next studio album, as he confirmed on twitter in an @reply to me a few weeks ago that it is out in spring


    but it looks like this will definitely hold me over until then.
     
  3. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

    Star Wars & Frank Turner on the same day huh. Sounds fine!
     
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  4. VanMastaIteHab

    Trusted Prestigious

    Interested in what he picks as his favorite recorded songs.
     
  5. vidiviciveni

    Trusted

    Sounds like something Rod Stewart would do, Songbook lol
     
  6. Barcara

    Vivat Virtute

    I originally thought this was the new album and was pretty disappointed, but it’s not, and that means I’m looking forward to it.

    Always some reworked gems buried his Three Years records.
     
  7. Snoblin

    Goblin Person Prestigious

    Damn. No track list yet?
     
  8. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

    It'll probably be available tomorrow once the pre-order goes live.
     
  9. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

    I'm hoping the vinyl box isn't too wildly priced, because I'd love the 2,000th show DVD
     
  10. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Super interesting, definitely excited to hear how this is
     
  11. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    we're on each other's team Platinum

    I'd love to hear Frank do lounge/ swinger versions of 60s hits
     
  12. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter




    i'm into it
     
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  13. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

    original post edited with track list
     
  14. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    great song
     
  15. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    haven't listened to the track, but i'm all in for this. hope i can snag a boxset.
     
  16. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

    Songbook Standard 3LP


    pre-order for the deluxe box with the DVD is not happening until Friday but seeing as the standard is $37.99 my hopes are not high that this comes in under $60.00 total after tax and shipping.
     
  17. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    part of me wants that deluxe so bad, and part of me knows it'll sit on the shelf
     
  18. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

    yep. same.
     
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  19. Snoblin

    Goblin Person Prestigious

    The three weakest tracks off of PSFNP being re-imagined has me hyped.
     
  20. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

    my initial reaction was disappointed that the three songs I liked least from that album were being re-done but then got excited about it because perhaps now I'll come to appreciate them more.
     
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  21. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    Josephine and Love 40 Down are two of the best songs on that album.
     
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  22. Barcara

    Vivat Virtute

    Taking another go around at Broken Piano has me interested.
    Song is perfect.
     
  23. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

    a top 10 FT song for sure. depending on the day maybe top 5. what a crushing song.
     
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  24. Brother Beck

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    I feel a little out-of-step with my fellow Frank Turner fans here: this might be the first song of his that I actually just don't like... His music is almost always pretty immediate with me, hitting me right away somewhere from 'really like a lot' to 'absolutely love'. Plus, Josephine is probably my favorite track on PSFNP.

    I can't lie, this whole thing seems like kind of s strange release.

    I suppose I am mildly curious to check out the reworked versions, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with any of those songs in the first place. The only one out of those ten that I even consider somewhat of a weak song would be Love Forty Down, and even then it isn't something a reworking would change or fix - the lyrics of that song always kind of rubbed me the wrong way even though I still enjoy the song. I guess its always felt to me kind of like he was straining or reaching with the metaphor there. But in the same breath I absolutely f---ing love Mittens and that whole song works like gangbusters for me, cheesy metaphor / lyrics and all. Maybe its because I'm not really a sports person...
     
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  25. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious