CD released: Feb 08, 2019
The masterful follow-up to his universally celebrated 2017 album?50,?Michael Chapman's?True North?finds the elder statesman of British songwriting and guitar plumbing an even deeper deep and honing an ever keener edge to his iconic writing. This authoritative set of predominantly new, and?utterly devastating, songs hews to a more intimate sonic signature-more atmospheric, textural, and minimalist than?50, stately and melancholy in equal measure. Recorded in rural West Wales,?True North?unflinchingly surveys home and horizon, traveling from the Bahamas to Texas to the Leeds of Chapman's childhood, haunted by the mirages of memory and intimations of mortality. Joining him on this introspective journey is a cast of old friends and new disciples: once again?Steve Gunn?produces and plays guitar, and fellow UK songwriting hero?Bridget St John?sings, collaborating with cellist?Sarah Smout?and legendary pedal steel player?BJ Cole, who has accompanied everyone from John Cale to Scott Walker, Elton John to Terry Allen, Felt to Bj rk to Brian Eno.