January sees the re-issue of “I Love My Friends” by
Love My Friends”
was originally released in 1998 to critical acclaim, and is reissued
with 7 bonus tracks, and newly written sleeve notes. The album
is littered with love, lies and loss, each set out with refreshing
honesty over simple but innovative backing. String arrangements
are restrained and unsentimental, acoustic guitars are as desolate
as the lyric occasionally demands. Yet “I Love My
Friends” is also a very uplifting and funny record.
Robbie Williams (who Duffy is currently working with), covered
“The Postcard” for the b-side on his 2004 Christmas
single “Misunderstood”, and his forthcoming Christmas
single, “Advertising Space” features a cover of “The
Family Coach” (from “Looking For A Day In The Night)
as an extra track.
of “I Love My Friends” means that
all of Stephen Duffy’s 1990 albums are
available simultaneously for the first time, the other titles
being Astronauts, Music In Color, Duffy and Looking For A Day
In The Night.
Love My Friends” full track-listing as follows :
1. Tune In
Belongs To All
If I Fell in Love With You?
One Day one Of These Fucks Will Change Your Life
14. Mao Badge
In the Evening of Her Day
House of Flowers
Holding Hands with Grace