LTM is pleased to announce the reissue on CD of both albums by cult duo Devine & Statton, featuring vocalist Alison Statton (Young Marble Giants, Weekend) and guitarist Ian Devine (Ludus, Low Gods). Recorded in Brussels in September 1988, The Prince of Wales is the pair's first album. All twelve tracks were written by Ian Devine, except for the heart-rending cover of the New Order single Bizarre Love Triangle. The music on The Prince of Wales is remarkably and deliberately sparse – a jazzy Celtic blues for the late 20th century – and is topped with the legendary and distinctive voice of Alison Statton. Guest musicians include Blaine L. Reininger (of Tuxedomoon) on viola and mandolin, and bassist Nicolas Fiszman (sideman to Trilok Gurtu, Charlie Mariano and Khadja Nin). Long unavailable, the album was previously released on Les Disques du Crepuscule in 1989, and has now been digitally remastered with three bonus tracks (one of them previously unreleased). The CD also boasts upgraded artwork (by Hennebert), archive photos and liner notes by writer/editor Everett True.
item # 21850