Damon Albarn to release new album 'Dr Dee'
Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz fame is to release a new studio album titled Dr Dee.
The album was inspired by the life of John Dee; a noted English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occultist, navigator, imperialist and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I, who lived from 1527-1608.
Recorded last year at Albarn's West London studio, as well as in Salford with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr Dee combines Albarn's voice with early English choral and instrumentation alongside modern, West African and Renaissance sounds.
Described by Albarn as "strange pastoral folk" the album is set to be released May 4th on CD, vinyl and digital download.
Dr Dee Tracklisting
1) The Golden Dawn
2) Apple Carts
3) Oh Spirit Animate Us
4) The Moon Exalted
5) A Man of England
8) The Marvelous Dream
9) A Prayer
10) Edward Kelley
12) 9 Point Star
13) Temptation Comes In The Afternoon
14) Watching the Fire That Waltzed Away
15) Moon (Interlude)
17) Tree Of Life
18) The Dancing King