elbow start the New Year with a new single and their largest ever UK headline date.
“Not A Job” is taken from the universally acclaimed “Cast of Thousands” and features new tracks, exclusive cover versions and visual surprises across the three formats.
elbow returned in 2003 following the success of their Mercury nominated debut LP, “Asleep in the Back” with “Cast of Thousands”, regarded by Uncut on it’s release as “a frontrunner for finest album of 2003”.
The preceding single, “Fallen Angel”, saw the band achieve their highest ever single placing and return to the Top of the Pops studio to bemuse the podium dancers. “Cast of Thousands” ended the year at the top end of many magazine’s Best of 2004 lists with NME putting it at Number 4 whilst Chris Martin and Jamie Cullum named it as their favourite LP of the year.
As with previous elbow single releases, a DVD release will feature Guy’s photos from life on the road whilst the maxi CD version features the band’s celebrated cover of Massive Attack’s “Teardrop”, originally recorded for Radio One’s Jo Whiley.
Also included is a version of “Live On My Mind” by Canadian legend Bruce Cockburn, a favourite song of Guy’s and an artist held in high regard by the band for his political standpoint and extensive musical output over 30 years.
In addition to the videos for “Not A Job” and “Fugitive Motel”, the DVD release also features a reworked version of “Theme From Munroe Kelly”, originally included on the band’s debut (and now impossible to find) “Noisebox” EP in 1998.
If fans pre-order the DVD now at www.elbow.co.uk they will get it at a very special price of 99p! (normally 2.99). Not only do you get the DVD for this great price, but elbow have signed 100 of them. Will you be one of the lucky people and receive one through your door on the day of release?
elbow play their largest ever London show at Brixton Academy on February 19th. The band also tour Europe and Australia in the coming months. Further UK dates will be announced soon.
'Not A Job' is released 23rd February.2. Not A Job - Audio
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