single taken from "Let's get out of this country",
following the immensely popular first single "Lloyd,
Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken", the record that confirms
CAMERA OBSCURA as one of the most important bands
of the moment. The sweetness in Tracyanne Campbell
appeals to all kinds of crowds, and the Glasgow band have achieved
on this third album a timeless sound of their own, which sounds classic
and makes you dream with moments you haven't lived. What else can
you ask from a good pop song?
"Let's get out of this country"
is the title track on the third album, and is also the main song
on this single. A sunny, classic pop song which, as the rest of
the album, was recorded in Sweden under the production of Jari
Haapalainen (producer of such gems as THE CONCRETES
or Ed Harcourt). Along with this song, the CD-single
features two new tracks: "Lemon juice and paper cuts",
evocative mid-tempo, lead by piano and organ, and "Return
to send her", with a country-style guitar that is
the perfect counterpoint to Tracyanne's vocal melody.
01. Let’s get out of this country
02. Lemon juice and paper cuts
03. Return to send her
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Glasgow's CAMERA OBSCURA have grown
to become an important name in the international pop scene. More
than 50.000 copies sold to this moment are good
prove of their ascending career, with the highlight of recent sold-out
shows in New York and SXSW, witnessed by high profile fans Mike
Myers and Conor Oberst (BRIGHT EYES).
The eyes of the international pop scene are set on "Let's
get out of this country": a collection of ten perfect
pop songs, absolutely no filler, where the band from Glasgow looks
at classic pop through country and soul tinted lenses, influenced
by a wide variety of heroes - from Jimmy Webb to Lloyd Cole, from
Connie Francis to Skeeter Davis, from the SUPREMES to David Lynch.
2005, Camera Obscura travelled from Glasgow to
Stockholm to begin work on their third album with acclaimed producer
Jari Haapalainen (Ed Harcourt, THE CONCRETES, INTERNATIONAL
(NOISE) CONSPIRACY), and some of the string musicians they used
have recently toured with Brian Wilson or Arthur Lee & LOVE;
the album was recorded in the same studios where Neneh Cherry or
Robyn have previously recorded, and it was mixed at the same place
used by THE MAGIC NUMBERS or Per Gessle from ROXETTE fame. Among
the contributors to this album we find Victoria Bergsman
from THE CONCRETES, singer-songwriter Brita
Persson or members of Swedish pop bands such as THE TOURETTES,
LAAKSO or SPEEDMARKET AVENUE.
album, delicately orchestrated, with which we're sure CAMERA
OBSCURA will confirm the importance of their song legacy.
These are songs that last forever, that will go with you forever.
For all vinyl lovers we are releasing a deluxe limited edition (cover
and inlet in glossy hard paper and 180 gr. vinyl).
Glasgow's Camera Obscura's 3rd album "Let's
Get Out Of This Country" is a master class in intelligent,
melodic 'retro-modern pop'. Just 20 seconds into the first track
(and first single) "Lloyd I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken"
and you will know this is a great band truly hitting their stride!
Producer Jari Happalainen (The Concretes,
Ed Harcourt) has shaped a cohesive collection of classic
songs which are, at turns upbeat "If Looks Could Kill",
downbeat "Country Mile", hooky "I
Need All The Friends I Can Get" and epic "Razzle
Tracyanne Campbell is on top form, ably assisted
by Carey Lander (piano, organ and vocals), Kenny
McKeeve (guitar, vocals); Gavin Dunbar
(bass), Lee Thomson (drums) and Nigel Baillie
(trumpet & percussion). Tracyanne's musical influences include
the songs of Jimmy Webb, Hatch and Trent, The Supremes, Lloyd Cole,
Connie Francis, Sandy Posey, Skeeter Davies and David Lynch film
soundtracks, among many others.