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“Understated genius.” —Uncut
“Hewerdine’s music has a vigor and zest of its own. GOD BLESS THE PRETTY THINGS amounts to his recorded masterpiece so far.” —Maverick Magazine
Boo Hewerdine is widely regarded as a songwriting legend, an artist with a musical curriculum vitae of international collaborations and hit songs that stretch over two decades and many genres.
Boo’s new album GOD BLESS THE PRETTY THINGS is his first band album in almost a decade. Recorded in Glasgow during the spring of 2009, Boo is joined by a wealth of fantastic musicians: Justin Currie (Del Amitri), Berlin based multi instrumentalist Gustaf Ljunngren, Ewen Vernal, Roy Dodds, Kevin McGuire and Alan Kelly (all from Eddi Reader’s band) and label mates John McCusker and Heidi Talbot.
Boo says: “I thought of these songs as a suite. There is a song called ‘God Bless the Pretty Things’ I have yet to record. It’s about how the chance to create beauty is the ultimate sign of freedom. This was in the back of mind during the writing and recording of the album. I chose songs that seemed to reflect this, with the previous acoustic EP series (Toy Box) I was interested in storytelling. This time, even when I’m telling a story, I’m trying to find an atmosphere.”
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