ARC075: David Westlake - Play Dusty For Me

Play Dusty For Me

Artist: David Westlake

Release Date: 5th July 2010

Release Type: Album

Formats: Download

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After a twelve year absence, Westlake pressed up an album of new material in 2002. It was recorded in a week in Kilkenny, Ireland with a band including ex-Perfect Disaster guitarist Dan Cross. The songs are slower than before, but stronger. It’s a brilliant reverb laden collection of understated but supremely infectious ballads. With a nod to Loaded-era Velvets in the atmosphere of the record, it’s also - as one reviewer put it “ the greatest Go-betweens song you’ve never heard”. However the album has an original feel all of its own - consistently brilliant and incisive songs put together to create a truly rewarding listen.

The album is being made available digitally for the first time, expanded with 3 bonus tracks, to mark the 25th anniversary of David Westlake’s first ever gig.

1 Play Dusty For Me
2 Song For John
3 Back On Track
4 An Ocean Away
5 Say When
6 Stupid Love
7 The Lonely City
8 I Can't Give You The Life You Want
9 Nowhere Days
10 I Die For Love
11 Patience
12 Even If
13 Life On The Edge
14 Hi You
15 Life Goes On
16 My Ice Queen (Bonus Track)
17 Never Grow Up (Bonus Track)
18 Loggerheads (Bonus Track)