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TV Smith => TV Songs => Topic started by: Uli on October 05, 2020, 01:16:59 PM

Title: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on October 05, 2020, 01:16:59 PM
It is time to start this topic on TV's new album "Lockdown holiday"!

The album will be released on November 27th, preceded by a free double A-side video single of two of the songs, “Send In The Clown” and “I Surf The Second Wave,” available on YouTube from 9th October.

The album will be released on CD and vinyl formats in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by JKP, distributed by Warners, and on CD only in the United Kingdom and rest of the world by Easy Action, distributed by Cargo. It is available to pre-order in CD format only at a discounted price on tvsmith.com from today, reverting to full price on release.

Tracklist:

THE LUCKY ONES
BOUNCE BACK
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS
FAKE NEWS
LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY
SEND IN THE CLOWN
THE RACE FOR LAST PLACE
JOIN THE MAINSTREAM
GOOD OLD DAYS
I SURF THE SECOND WAVE
GOING NOWHERE FAST
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Rockula on October 05, 2020, 09:01:12 PM
Well that's the CD ordered.

But no vinyl in the UK?

Oh well, ordered it from Germany. :)
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Klaus on October 06, 2020, 09:39:01 PM
I was lucky to prelisten to a song or two.
This album is amazing.
This is everything what got me started into the TV Smith world back in the 90s.
The passion, the wisdom.
Pure TV Smith genius.  :)

Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on October 08, 2020, 01:00:21 PM
This is everything what got me started into the TV Smith world back in the 90s.
The passion, the wisdom.

Ok ok, I ordered it!!

(Well I would've anyway...)  ;)
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Klaus on October 08, 2020, 06:10:26 PM
Ok ok, I ordered it!!

(Well I would've anyway...)  ;)

 :)
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on October 09, 2020, 09:15:21 AM
First video out now!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oq8goEUoWY

Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on October 16, 2020, 08:21:58 AM
2nd Wave out now

https://youtu.be/r7r6Y4nkEog

(edit: new link)
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on October 28, 2020, 09:43:26 AM
TV informs:
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"Send In The Clown" has now clocked up over 3,000 views on YouTube, and "I Surf The Second Wave" is coming up close behind with over 2,000 views. Thanks everyone for watching and please subscribe to the channel - more videos coming soon!
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on November 06, 2020, 02:04:02 PM
Right on time for the new lockdown in both UK & Germany, here it comes...

https://youtu.be/y3E_IdLESpk
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: GJ on November 13, 2020, 08:59:16 PM
Good 8/10 review in this month's Vive Le Rock plus a brief interview in the 77 remembered feature.
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on November 19, 2020, 09:30:50 AM
Review from LTW:

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Stripped down to acoustic guitar and voice, TV Smith, 11 songs about the pandemic and surviving infection. A straight-forward but remarkable account, and a measure of what a great artist he is.
Read more at:
https://louderthanwar.com/tv-smith-lockdown-holiday-album-review/
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Alan Grundy on November 19, 2020, 08:20:25 PM
A good review, but I'd have to disagree on a few points.
I was lucky enough to hear all the new songs live and to be honest, although we can all empathise with the sentiments expressed, it's a very personal set of songs and I think adding a full band would take away from the intimacy of the subject matter. As well as the fact that it's topical and the quickest way to get the songs out is the way that it's been done.
Secondly, although the "slower acoustic mode" works really well for 'I Surf The Second Wave' (probably my favourite song), TV (as I guess we all are) is angry with the way that the pandemic has been handled and quite rightly so hence the "full on punk rock strumming".
Finally, I don't think TV would take too kindly to being compared with Julius Caesar! If a had to go with a Roman analogy I'd probably use Cicero.
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on November 22, 2020, 05:28:37 PM
A good review, but I'd have to disagree on a few points.

I totally agree with you here!  8)
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on November 23, 2020, 05:05:00 PM
Another review (and not a bad one):
https://thepunksite.com/reviews/album-review-tv-smith-lockdown-holiday/

(Numbers aren't quite right though - solo album #8 can't be correct.)
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Rockula on November 23, 2020, 06:52:46 PM
Another review (and not a bad one):
https://thepunksite.com/reviews/album-review-tv-smith-lockdown-holiday/

(Numbers aren't quite right though - solo album #8 can't be correct.)

If you leave out compilations, re-recordings, demo albums and live albums I make it #9.
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on November 24, 2020, 09:07:01 AM
If you leave out compilations, re-recordings, demo albums and live albums I make it #9.

Depends if you count "Channel 5" or not - I would say it's #10 or #11.
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: FredNoTimeToBe2021 on November 24, 2020, 12:16:27 PM
Leave out C5?

Leave out C5?

What would Mr C5 say?!

TV SM!TH solo albums clearly include:

Channel Five;
March of the Giants;
Immortal Rich;
Generation Y;
Not A Bad Day;
Misinformation Overload;
In The Arms of My Enemy;
Coming in to Land;
I Delete;
Land of the Overdose; and - as of this very week -
Lockdown Holiday.

So that is indeed a grand total of eleven studio albums recorded as individual entities.

HOWEVER, these do not represent the entire canon of "TV SM!TH" solo songs due to various B-Sides, EP's, acoustic sessions, live recordings of songs from the band-eras, etc., etc., but the biggest conundrum facing the serious-minded TUT is how best to classify both "Sparkle in the Mud" and "Lucky Us". Should these be regarded as compilations or included in the list of TV SM!TH solo albums?

Is this an ecumenical matter requiring referral to the leader of the New Church? Let's find out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptd_h0dF7NE

Looks like we'll have to ask Pope Timothy.
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on November 24, 2020, 02:31:39 PM
From what I heard the UK batch of pre-orders might be a little delayed.  :(

Thanks @Fred for re-introducing the concept of "the list" to us!!

... the biggest conundrum facing the serious-minded TUT is how best to classify both "Sparkle in the Mud" and "Lucky Us". Should these be regarded as compilations or included in the list of TV SM!TH solo albums?

Definitely a compilation of old demos recorded way back when... but still "essential" and so many good songs!

(P.S.: Mr C5 would be shocked of course!)
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: FredNoTimeToBe2021 on November 24, 2020, 02:50:08 PM
I've never been '@Fred'-ed before! That's taken years off me!

On to more serious matters.

Re: The status of "Sparkle in the Mud" and "Lucky Us" in the TV SM!TH album canon:

Albums or compilations?

Compilations or albums?

Should we have a poll?

Should we have a poll about having a poll?

Is having a poll on this topic frivolous?


Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: FredNoTimeToBe2021 on November 24, 2020, 03:02:05 PM
Another review (and not a bad one):
https://thepunksite.com/reviews/album-review-tv-smith-lockdown-holiday/

(Numbers aren't quite right though - solo album #8 can't be correct.)

That number is clearly nowhere near right. That's a load of misinformation that I should delete!
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: FredNoTimeToBe2021 on November 24, 2020, 03:13:32 PM
I always associate the term 'compilation' with previously-released material, so are "Sparkle in the Mud" and "Lucky Us" collections rather than compilations?

They weren't recorded as distinct entities as the other albums were, but they largely consist of previously unreleased songs.
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on November 24, 2020, 03:32:32 PM
I'm sorry for @-ing at you Fred. More importantly, have you ever been "listed"?

I always associate the term 'compilation' with previously-released material, so are "Sparkle in the Mud" and "Lucky Us" collections rather than compilations?

Uh-erm, ok, let's call them "collections of previously unreleased demos / songs" (dust them off before use)!  ;D

That number is clearly nowhere near right. That's a load of misinformation that I should delete!

Boom boom!
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: FredNoTimeToBe2021 on November 24, 2020, 04:45:43 PM
Sorry Uli, but I'm afraid that I don't know what 'being listed' means.  :-[

However, on many occasions I have listed, usually to port, due to alcohol, arthritis or a combination of the two!  ;D
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on November 24, 2020, 05:10:11 PM
Sorry Uli, but I'm afraid that I don't know what 'being listed' means.

Neither do I. You just re-introduced "the list" to us (anyone remember Tj? have you ever been listed by him?)!  ;D
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: FredNoTimeToBe2021 on November 24, 2020, 08:53:57 PM
TJ?

Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Rockula on November 30, 2020, 02:02:06 PM
Vinyl arrived from Germany this morning.
Makes a change for the vinyl to beat the CD to my door.
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: GJ on December 01, 2020, 12:41:43 AM
Had a few listens to the album today, another belter. My faves are lucky ones, fake news, lockdown, 2nd wave and back to the good old days.
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: FredNoTimeToBe2021 on December 03, 2020, 05:39:06 PM
Still waiting for the CD, but it's sounding great via Spotify - and if we all listen to it on there, we could (sadly quite literally) early Tim a few extra pennies!

STOP PRESS...

The CD's are in the UK!

Another live stream tomorrow night too!

It's like Xmas Bloody Xmas come early!
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on December 04, 2020, 09:40:44 AM
Well I had a message from paypal that TV sent mine out...  8)
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: EastKentTaff on December 04, 2020, 10:37:17 AM
Still waiting for the CD, but it's sounding great via Spotify - and if we all listen to it on there, we could (sadly quite literally) early Tim a few extra pennies!

STOP PRESS...

The CD's are in the UK!

Another live stream tomorrow night too!

It's like Xmas Bloody Xmas come early!

"See you on there tonight Fred"
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: FredNoTimeToBe2021 on December 04, 2020, 11:30:07 AM
On the book of faces???
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on December 04, 2020, 01:50:04 PM
Bounce back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPsOAzoafYc

On the book of faces???

Would surprise me.
(But I probably won't be there myself, after a day at the office I won't hang in there at night...)
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on December 11, 2020, 12:26:59 PM
It's here!! The mailbox was full with all kinds of stuff (Xmas cards and bills and whatnot), the CD is the best thing of course!

I will give it a listen asap (probably more than once, before the day is over)!  :D
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on December 12, 2020, 04:45:17 PM
I've listened to it a few times now and it's irritating how much fun such a lockdown album can be!!  8)
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Rockula on December 15, 2020, 01:20:25 PM
CD arrived.
I am happy.
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: FredNoTimeToBe2021 on December 16, 2020, 11:08:17 AM
Ditto - worth the wait for the gatefold gag alone!
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: FredNoTimeToBe2021 on January 04, 2021, 11:30:53 PM
Happy New Lockdown TUTS!

As we all prepare to surf the third wave, dare we hope to look forward to Lockdown 3: The EP?!
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on January 14, 2021, 12:17:12 PM
My favourite songs from the album at the moment:
"Artificial flowers" & basically all of the "singles" (youtube)!  8)
Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on January 26, 2021, 02:11:51 PM
TV via FB:
"Here's very nice German review of Lockdown Holiday from a metal (!) online magazine, and an in-depth interview from the same magazine available in English and German."

https://www.metal1.info/metal-reviews/tv-smith-lockdown-holiday/

https://www.metal1.info/interviews/tv-smith-lockdown-holiday/

Title: Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
Post by: Uli on January 31, 2021, 04:10:51 PM
https://dancing-about-architecture.com/lockdown-holiday-tv-smith-reviewed-by-dave-franklin/

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For just “a guy with a guitar”, these are powerful songs. But then TV Smith has always had a wonderful way of turning lyrics into poignant and powerful statements. No need to throw in sonic kitchen sinks when the words are the major selling point in their own right. His is a sound which exists where folk’s ability to entertain and inform meets punks more incisor, rabble-rousing spirit.

If punk has a relevant legacy in the modern age it is with people such as TV Smith. People who have grown from disenfranchised outsiders into articulate, artistic agitators. Musicians who have something to say, something really important. If you are finding it hard to find the words to describe the contradictions of the lockdown, of the tumult and tumble of emotions and attitudes, of where the country goes next and indeed how it gets there then this album does it for you.

https://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/reviews/TVSmith/
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There are few artists who can claim to have made an album truly of the times, You can add Smith to the list.