Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett to release new album

Gorillaz duo adapt 'Monkey' opera for new record

Gorillaz duo Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn are set to release a new album together based on their recent opera.

The pair will release ‘Journey To The West’ under the name Monkey later this summer.

The album is based on opera ‘Monkey: Journey To The West’ which premiered at Manchester International Festival last year and which opens at the Royal Opera House in London tomorrow (July 23).

The full tracklisting is:

‘Monkey’s World’

‘Monkey Travels’

‘Into The Eastern Sea’

‘The Living Sea’

‘The Dragon King’

‘Iron Rod’

‘Out Of The Eastern Sea’

‘Heavenly Peach Banquet’

‘Battle In Heaven’

‘O Mi To Fu’


‘Tripitaka’s Curse’

‘Confessions Of A Pig’

‘Sandy The River Demon’

‘March Of The Volunteers’

‘The White Skeleton Demon’

‘Monk’s Song’

‘I Love Buddha’

‘March Of The Iron Army’

‘Pigsy In Space’

‘Monkey Bee’

‘Disappearing Volcano’

For more on the album, including an artwork exclusive from Hewlett get this week’s issue of NME, on UK newsstands nationwide from tomorrow (July 23).