Babyshambles - Down in Albion
NME.COM feature on Babyshambles - Down in Albion album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 14 November 2005
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- La Belle et la Bête
- La Belle Et La Bete
- Fuck Forever
- The 32nd of December
- Sticks and Stones
- Sticks & Stones
- 8 Dead Boys
- In Love With A Feeling
- What Katy Did Next
- Back From the Dead
- Loyalty Song
- Up the Morning
- Merry Go Round
Barrowland, Glasgow, Wednesday, September 4
- Sep 20, 2013
Peter sounds invigorated by a move to Paris, on a record mostly put together by bassist Drew McDonnell
- Aug 29, 2013
A seasick feel
- Aug 21, 2013
Band waited till the last minute to announce they wouldn't be playing at TFM Soundworks last night (Dec 20)
Pete Doherty to perform live at Roundhouse in Camden next March
Tickets to see Cage The Elephant, Azealia Banks, Warpaint, Drake and Parquet Courts also go onsale tomorrow
Babyshambles - Down in Albion: Wikipedia Album Entry
Down in Albion is the debut album by Babyshambles, Pete Doherty's post-Libertines band.
Down in Albion was released on November 14, 2005 on Rough Trade Records, although it was leaked on to the Internet on October 19, 2005. Produced by Mick Jones, Down in Albion contains a rerecorded version of their second single "Killamangiro" as well as a reggae track, "Pentonville". The inclusion of "Albion" is controversial among fans, due to the song's history as a fan favorite from the days of The Libertines. Down in Albion is intended to be a concept album, telling the tale of a beauty and a beast. The album received mixed reviews on release, with some journalists feeling that it sounded "lazy", suffered from bad production and failed to live up to the standard of Doherty's previous material (a few of the tracks on this album made their debut on various sessions recorded by The Libertines). The first track, "La Belle et la Bête" (French for "Beauty and the Beast"), features the vocals of Doherty's then-girlfriend Kate Moss, and "Pentonville" was written by Doherty and The General, a friend he met whilst an inmate in Pentonville Prison. The album was seen as a move away from The Libertines' style of music. The artwork for the album was created by Doherty.
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