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Thea Gilmore returns with a new album and free track to download

It feels like an age since Thea Gilmore released Avalanche but it’s only been two and a half years. So what has changed? Well, quite a lot actually: Thea parted from her longstanding record label Flying Sparks, two of her immediate family battled serious illnesses and she then split with her partner of seven years. To cap it all, Thea returned from a US trip and was diagnosed with clinical depression, which perhaps explains away the fact that she didn’t go anywhere near a studio or a stage for the first six months of 2005. When she did, though, she came up with Harpo’s Ghost.

Produced by Nigel Stonier and mixed by Steve Evans (fresh from his acclaimed work on Robert Plant’s Mighty Re-Arranger album), the record also features a guest appearance on backing vocals (on three tracks) from longstanding friend and acclaimed singer/songwriter Kathryn Williams, as well as two Mike Scott co-writes.

To download the free track, click here

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