Peter Bruntnell’s entire back catalogue to be digitally available

Peter Bruntnell released his tenth studio album ‘King Of Madrid’ last year. Described by Mojo as “unashamedly lush, lovely, classic pop”, it featured in the magazine’s Top 10 Americana Albums of 2019, garnering further praise across the board, including from the Scottish Express who awarded it a five-star review, declaring that Bruntnell is “one of the best songwriters in Britain”. We ourselves described it as “raising an already excellent bar to even greater heights.”

2020 sees Peter Bruntnell re-join forces with our friends over at London-based indie label Loose to re-issue his influential and diverse catalogue. On Friday just gone they released his first two albums ‘Cannibal’ and ‘Camelot In Smithereens’. Both records were originally released on Jerry Moss and Herb Albert’s post A&M imprint Almo Sounds – the original home to Garbage and Gillian Welch amongst others. Friday also saw the release of ‘Black Mountain UFO’, a now very hard to find album originally released in 2011. All three albums are being made available digitally for the first time.

Then on Record Store Day 2020 now rescheduled for June (fingers crossed), Loose will release Bruntnell’s seminal americana album ‘Normal For Bridgwater’ which will also be available digitally from that day. Upon release in June 1999, NME described it as “a diabolic pact between Uncle Tupelo and The Eagles”, whilst Mojo made it their Americana Album Of The Month, saying, “I defy anyone not to be moved by the superb songwriting”. The record will be available in a limited-edition white vinyl which looks kind of lovely. Until then enjoy one of his best known tracks from said album.


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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 19 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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