'60s Soul Legend Returns With First Album of New Material in 51 Years!
180g Vinyl Double LP!
Soul Legend P.P. Arnold Releases Her First Album In 51 Years!
"I’ve been a fan of PP ever since hearing ‘The First Cut’, and then ‘Tin
Soldier’. Her voice is still as great as it was when she was 18/19 years old!
Steve Cradock has tried to keep something of the early Immediate Records sound
on this new record, whilst still sounding fresh, and it is for me one of the
finest in her collection" – Paul Weller
Five decades after she became a ’60s icon with the timeless pop hits ‘The First
Cut Is The Deepest’ and ‘Angel Of The Morning’ on Rolling Stones manager Andrew
Oldham’s ultra-hip Immediate label, soul singer P.P. Arnold now releases a
double-album of stunning new material featuring contributions from, among
others, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene’s Steve Cradock, The Specials and P.P’s
songwriter son, Kodzo.
Titled 'The New Adventures Of… P.P. Arnold' and released via earMUSIC, the album
crowns an extraordinary career that has seen the singer back Ike & Tina Turner
as one of The Ikettes, record with Mick Jagger, the Small Faces, Rod Stewart,
Eric Clapton, Barry Gibb and Primal Scream, and provide her distinctive backing
vocals for Billy Ocean, Peter Gabriel, the KLF, Paul Weller and, most recently,
'The New Adventures Of P.P. Arnold' was recorded and produced by life-long P.P.
enthusiast, OCS star and Paul Weller band guitarist Steve Cradock at his
Kundalini Studio in Devon, and follows on – after a 51-year gap – from the
singer’s two legendary solo albums on Immediate Records, 'The First Lady Of
Immediate’ (1967) and 'Kafunta' (1968), as well as a more recent compilation of
previously unreleased material from the late ’60s and ’70s, ‘The Turning Tide’
"I’ve got this huge catalogue of records I’ve sung on, but I have only
released two albums - and they’ve stood the test of time," P.P. explains.
"It’s been about quality not quantity! I’ve had to deal with a lot of tragedy.
You kind of think people at record companies have forgotten about you, but Steve
and [his wife] Sally have really made this happen. Steve’s production is
The beginnings of the album - spanning classic orchestral soul (‘Baby Blue’,
‘Finally Found My Way Back Home’), sunshine pop (‘The Magic Hour’), house music
(‘Hold On To Your Dreams’), a spine-chilling gospel elegy inspired by her
daughter’s death (‘I’ll Always Remember You’), two Paul Weller originals (‘When
I Was Part Of Your Picture’, ‘Shoot The Dove’) and an epic, edgy 10-minute
reading of Bob Dylan’s poem ‘The Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie’ – can be traced
back 25 years to 1994.
Worldwide tours with Roger Waters put the project on the backburner, but when
Cradock rediscovered the tapes during a house move four years ago, both parties
were excited about the prospect of finally completing an album.
"It’s great that I’m coming back with this record," says P.P. "Even
now, I’m still finding my way, because the industry changes every decade, and
you’re sometimes out of the loop. For me it’s all about faith, meditating, love,
praying… try to be ready and don’t give up the fight. That’s the message."
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Gatefold jacket
• Limited time digital download
• Made in Germany
1. Baby Blue
2. Though It Hurts Me Badly
3. The Magic Hour
4. Different Drum
1. I Believe
2. Hold On To Your Dreams
3. I'm A Dreamer
4. When I Was Part Of Your Picture
1. Shoot The Dove
2. I Finally Found My Way Back Home
3. You Got Me
4. Daltry Street
1. Still Trying
2. Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie
3. I'll Always Remember You... (Debbie's Song)