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LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
« 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.

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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
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Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
« Reply #1 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. :)

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Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
« Reply #2 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.  :)

"And if our castle should come tumbling down - We'll fix it up again somehow
We can do anything - That' the wonderful thing...

Carrying On"

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Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
« Reply #3 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...)  ;)
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Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2020, 06:10:26 PM »
Ok ok, I ordered it!!

(Well I would've anyway...)  ;)

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"And if our castle should come tumbling down - We'll fix it up again somehow
We can do anything - That' the wonderful thing...

Carrying On"

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Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2020, 09:15:21 AM »
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Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2020, 08:21:58 AM »
2nd Wave out now

https://youtu.be/r7r6Y4nkEog

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« Last Edit: October 19, 2020, 02:43:00 PM by Uli »
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Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
« Reply #7 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!
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Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
« Reply #8 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
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Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
« Reply #10 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/
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Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
« Reply #12 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)
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Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
« Reply #13 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.)
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Re: LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY (LP 2020)
« Reply #14 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.