Long awaited album Music Complete is New Order’s first full studio release since 2005’s Waiting For The Siren’s Call, and their debut for Mute. The album finds the group revitalised, and where they had previously pushed toward electronics or guitars, here the two are in balance. Music Complete also marks a return to the studio for Gillian Gilbert, this is her first album with New Order since 2001’s Get Ready.
Randall’s 10th release, Devil Music, pulls from a deep well. It embodies the authentic roots of American music, brilliantly blending them into this soul-drenched album. Special guests who appear on this are Mark Knopfler, Derek Trucks and Chuck Leavell. The title track refers to Howlin’ Wolf’s meeting with his estranged mother, who turned him away for playing “devil music.” He read that story in a book about Wolf and was able to ask Hubert Sumlin if it was true. He said it was and Wolf did cry all the way to Memphis. Some songs sprang from the tug-of-war between blues and religion, salvation and damnation.
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