News: The Bathers Marina Records trilogy (vinyl & CD reissues)

30 09 2020

The Bathers Marina Records trilogy receives it’s first vinyl release in October 2020. Lagoon Blues, Sunpowder and Kelvingrove Baby will be released on 180g vinyl and CD in remixed and remastered versions on 23 October 2020.

Scotland’s best-kept secret The Bathers will appeal to fans of The Blue Nile, Tom Waits and David Bowie. If you enjoy orchestrated, emotional, literate music that swerves from the standard rock template, The Bathers might become your new favourite band. You can thank me later.

Lagoon Blues

A 2020 remixed and remastered version of the album that was originally released on Marina Records in 1993. Lagoon Blues is an ambitious and emotional journey. Listen to the beautiful Venice Shoes, with its evocation of empty ballrooms and rainy nights on the lamp lit streets and city squares of Glasgow, below.

Lagoon Blues Pt. 1
Venice Shoes
Gracefruit
Never Too Late
Fermina Fair
Easter – for Edda Van Heemstra
Pissoir / The Ornella Mutiny
Through The Old Holmwood
Sweetheart Sessions
Lolita
Via D’Oro
Ave The Leopards
Carnival
Easter Sorbonne
Lagoon Blues Pt. 2

Sunpowder

A 2020 remixed and remastered version of the album that was originally released on Marina Records in 1995. Elizabeth Fraser of The Cocteau Twins contributes vocals to several tracks, most notably on the free-spirited The Angel On Ruskin (listen below).

Danger In Love
The Angel On Ruskin
Delft
Faithless
For Saskia
Weem Rock Muse
The Night Is Young
Send Me Your Halo
She’s Gone Forever
The Dutch Venus
Sunpowder

Kelvingrove Baby

A 2020 remixed and remastered version of the final album in the Marina Records trilogy, originally released in 1997. Kelvingrove Baby features contributions from Justin Currie (Del Amitri) and James Grant (Love and Money).

The personal highlight on the album is my favourite song from the band, the achingly beautiful If Love Could Last Forever.

“They flutter down like fireflies
Tugging at your sleeves
Somehow rise to shame you
Bring you to your knees”

Thrive
Girlfriend
If Love Could Last Forever
East Of East Delier
Kelvingrove Baby
Dial
Once Upon A Time On The Rapenburg
Girl From The Polders
The Fragrance Remains Insane
Hellespont In A Storm
Twelve

The Best of The Bathers

To listen to more of my favourites, listen to my Spotify playlist – The Best of The Bathers








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