Released 23 June 2017
On 23 June Real World Records will re-issue Joseph Arthur’s third album Redemption’s Son to celebrate it’s 15th anniversary.
The Redemption’s Son 15th Anniversary Edition is available on 180-gram double LP and double CD. The album will also be available through all digital partners.
Each format features the original album (with its original artwork) along with nine bonus tracks all of which have been previously unreleased.
It will be the first time the album has been available on vinyl. Bonus tracks will be accessed via a digital download (16bit CD quality files) and are not on the vinyl itself.
The nine previously unreleased songs now form a “lost album” which Arthur has named Morning Star.
“We decided to turn these tracks into their own album called ‘Morning Star’ rather than a collection of this that and the other thing. It’s a great feeling when the past burps up a gift. Things forgotten and submerged by the vortex of time which reveals its illusions thru a process such as this.”
Upon it’s original release in 2002, the album received rave reviews on both sides of the pond:
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“Joseph Arthur’s brilliant third album proves he was worth the wait
‘Redemption’s Son exhibits the sure sign of a classic album. The best songs are not nervously loaded at the front. Some of the real gems – the slow, creepy Permission, the unbearably beautiful Favorite Girl and the irresistibly poppy In The Night – emerge nearly an hour into the album.” – The Times (UK)
“2000’s Come To Where I’m From was a near masterpiece. This time round, Grammy-bagging mixer Tchad Blake has replaced T-Bone Burnett as producer and brought added intimacy without sacrificing dreamy magnetism… Arthur’s vocals [are] as much soothing balm as quiet venom. Blake’s deft touch makes bedfellows of gentle acoustic guitar and gliding strings – I Would Rather Hide and Termite Song are stunning… If there’s really a God, the Super Furries-goosing-up-Cockney Rebel wizardry of In The Night ought to be the FM smash of the summer.” – Uncut (UK)
“In the current pop singer-songwriter renaissance, Arthur’s art stands out as the most emotionally naked and musically ambitious.” – Entertainment Weekly (US)