Bill Ryder-Jones left The Coral after their fifth studio album Roots & Echoes, on which his arrangements hinted at a deeper and spectacular compositional talent. Last year Ryder-Jones explored this side of his creative talent in full with the orchestral album If. for Domino sister label Double Six - which was a grand 'imaginary soundtrack' to Italo Calvino's post modernist novel If On A Winters Night A Traveller.
Now Ryder-Jones has completed his new album A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, which marries his masterful capacities as arranger and composer with his first firm steps as a singer songwriter. It's an album of capital-S songs that will more than sate the appetite of those that appreciate his knack for heart swelling melody and painterly detail.
The album was recorded in Ryder-Jones' old bedroom in the upstairs of his mother's house in Liverpool. Two friends from local band By The Sea made up the backing band for the recordings, which were then produced and mixed together with James Ford.
A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart will be available on CD (WIG308CD), LP (WIGLP308) and via digital download (WIG308D). The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Hanging Song
2. There's A World Between Us
3. A Bad Wind
4. By Morning I
5. The Lemon Tree #3
6. Anthony & Owen
7. Christina That's The Saddest Thing
8. You're Getting Like Your Sister
9. He Took You In His Arms
10. A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart Pt.2
You can listen to He Took You In His Arms, here:
Album available to pre-order now.