Ricky Ross to release “Short Stories Vol.1” album

Ricky Ross, lead singer, songwriter and founder of multimillion album selling group Deacon Blue follows the release of 2016’s “Believers”, the band’s most successful studio album in 23 years and “Live at The Glasgow Barrowlands” the recently released UK Number 1 Music DVD, with a solo album and tour, “Short Stories Vol.1”. Album to be released on CD, vinyl and digitally on September 15th, 2017 on earMUSIC.

The album was recorded over two days at Chameleon Studios in Hamburg and had its sumptuous strings and choir added back in Glasgow. It finds Ricky Ross playing brand news songs, revisiting well-known Deacon Blue tracks and other less well known songs from throughout his 30 year career as one of Britain’s best loved songwriters.

The idea of the album will be further developed on the just announced extensive Autumn tour, with Ricky at the piano, playing special venues across the UK, Ireland, Germany and Holland, presenting his songs and telling stories about what has influenced his songwriting from across his entire career.

For the first time tickets for the tour are available to buy alongside the album and doing so unlocks an exclusive, limited edition, numbered 7″ vinyl containing a new recording of the Deacon Blue classic ‘Raintown‘ recorded with a beautiful backing choir, along with a brand  new track ‘A Soldiers Song’. Both recordings are only available on the limited 7″ vinyl.

In Ricky‘s own words: “This album is like a souvenir of my solo shows, which are a very different beast to Deacon Blue live. They’re intimate, minimal, a chance for me to revisit songs that started out life with just piano and vocals and take them back to their roots, as well as play some new songs inspired by recent times.”

An exclusive fan pre-sale for 24 hours before the general sale, starting at 9am on Thursday 18th May will be offered here: https://rickyross.tmstor.es/

Short Stories Vol. 1 – CD and 12” track list
1. I Thought I Saw You
2. Raintown
3. I’m Supposed To Love You
4. At My Weakest Point
5. Wages Day
6. Goin’ Back
7. A Gordon For Me
8. The Germans Are Out Today
9. I Was Right and You Were Wrong
10. Only God and Dogs
11. Siggy The Bully
12. The Kid At The Airport

Limited 7″ Vinyl Edition
1. Raintown (Choral Version)
2. A Soldiers Song

Short Stories Vol. 1 – Tour dates

09.11.2017         Cheltenham, Pittville Pump Room
10.11.2017         Bristol, St George’s Hall
12.11.2017         Yeovil, Westlands
14.11.2017         Dundee, Gardyne Theatre
15.11.2017         Aberdeen, Tivoli
16.11.2017         Edinburgh, The Queens Hall
18.11.2017         Dunfermline, Carnegie Hall
19.11.2017         Glasgow, St Luke’s
20.11.2017         Glasgow, St Luke’s
24.11.2017         Billericay, Emmanuel Church
25.11.2017         Milton Keynes, The Stables
26.11.2017         Gateshead, The Sage
28.11.2017         Sheffield, Memorial Hall
29.11.2017         London, Cadogan Hall
01.12.2017         Liverpool, Capstone Theatre
02.12.2017         Buxton, Pavilion Arts Centre
05.12.2017         Dublin, Sugar Club
06.12.2017         Kilkenny, The Set
07.12.2017         Belfast, Empire Music Hall


Danny Pearthttps://www.dannypeartphotography.co.uk
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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