Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit – The Rose Of England (1985) [1988, Reissue]

Artist: Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit
Title: The Rose Of England
Year Of Release: 1988 (1985)
Label: Demon Records Ltd. (EU)
Genre: Pop/Rock, Country-Rock, Rock ‘N’ Roll
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log)
MP3 320kbps
Total Time: 40:11
Total Size: 279,84
108,41 Mb (Full Scans)

Following through on the roots-rock leanings of Cowboy Outfit, Nick Lowe delivered the delightful The Rose of England. While some of the material is still rather lightweight – "Lucky Dog" and "Bo Bo Skediddle" are defiant and thoroughly entertaining throwaways – much of the record is clever and charming, delivered with laidback confidence from the Cowboy Outfit. "Darlin’ Angel Eyes" and "The Rose of England" are minor classics in the Lowe canon, while his cover of John Hiatt’s "She Don’t Love Nobody" and the revival of the rockabilly standard "7 Nights to Rock" keep the album moving. Still, it’s his stark take on Elvis Costello’s lovely "Indoor Fireworks" that gives the album an anchor, and it’s a performance so affecting that it makes the neutered reworking of "I Knew the Bride" completely forgivable. ~Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine~

Release of the album: 1985, August [LP F-Beat Records, Cat.# ZL 70765, EU]
Release of this CD: 1988, December [CD Demon Records Ltd. (UK), Cat.# FIEND CD 73 / EAN: 5014757070730]
(c) 1988 Demon Records Ltd. / (p) 1985 Riviera Global Records Productions Ltd.
Manufactured in England
Bass [Fat-string, Six String] – Nick Lowe (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 12)
Design [Sleeve Design At Waldo's] – Phil Smee
Drums, Vocals – Bobby Irwin (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 12)
Engineer [Boathouse] – Tony Phillips
Engineer [Eden] – Irene Kelly
Guitar – Martin Belmont (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 12)
Mastered By – ARUN
Photography – Nick Knight
Piano, Organ, Backing Vocals [Backup And Duet] – Paul Carrack (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 12)
Producer – Colin Fairley (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 12), Nick Lowe (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 12), Huey Lewis (tracks: 7)
Vocals – Nick Lowe
01. Darlin’ Angel Eyes (02:45)
(Nick Lowe)
02. She Don’t Love Nobody (03:24)
(John Hiatt)
03. 7 Nights To Rock (02:45)
(Henry Glover / Louis Innis)
04. Long Walk Back (03:54)
(Paul Carrack / Nick Lowe)
05. The Rose of England (03:26)
(Nick Lowe)
06. Lucky Dog (03:09)
(Nick Lowe)
07. I Knew the Bride (When She Used To Rock & Roll) (04:27)
(Nick Lowe)
08. Indoor Fireworks (03:29)
(Elvis Costello)
09. (Hope To God) I’m Right (02:41)
(Nick Lowe)
10. I Can Be The One You Love (04:01)
(Nick Lowe)
11. Everyone (03:06)
(Van Morrison)
12. Bo Bo Ska Diddle Daddle (03:05)
(Webb Pierce / Wayne Walker)
Recorded late 1984 – early 1985, Eden Studios, Acton and Boathouse Studios, Twickenham

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