ROY HARPER: New Album After 13 Years

Roy Harper

Roy Harper is to release his brand new album on September 23.

It’s called Man And Myth, and is Harper’s first studio album since 2000’s The Green Man. The track listing is: The EnemyTime Is TemporaryJanuary ManThe StrangerCloud CuckoolandHeaven Is Here andThe Exile.

Four of the songs were recorded with American musician/producer Jonathan Wilson at his studio in Laurel Canyon. Heaven Is HereThe Exile and January Man were recorded in County Cork, where Harper has lived since the late 80s.

“I’ve written poetry, prose, essays and articles and gone through the motions of being Roy, but I didn’t have the will to make another album until recently,” he admits. “I was inspired to write again around 2009, by many of the younger generation finding me and asking, ‘Who are you?’. But it’s also been those of my own generation, who said they’d never bothered to listen to me until now, but in the process of looking for something else they might like, they’d found me, and some said they now knew why they’d kept hearing my name. Good for your confidence when things like that happen.”

Harper will play at two festivals this summer. These are the Beautiful Days Festival in Escot Park on August 17, and The Green Man Festival in Glanusk the next day. He will then headline three shows in October: London Royal Festival Hall 22, Manchester Bridgewater Hall 25, Bristol Colston Hall 27. Tickets for these dates are priced from £27.50-£40.

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(via Prog)

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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