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Sweet Kind of Blue (Deluxe Version)

Emily Barker

Sweet Kind of Blue (Deluxe Version)

...with eight extra songs
ES153DD (Everyone Sang)
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Studio Master

FLAC 24bit 96kHz 1,433.7MB $35.00

Studio Master

ALAC 24bit 96kHz 1,491.0MB $35.00

CD Quality

FLAC 16bit 44.1kHz 390.4MB $20.00

CD Quality

ALAC 16bit 44.1kHz 397.4MB $20.00

MP3

MP3 320k 44.1kHz 168.6MB $15.00
Prices shown in US Dollars



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Tracks: Listen and Download

Format
Track Time Listen
1
Sweet Kind of Blue

Sweet Kind of Blue

Soloist Emily Barker
Writer Emily Barker, Rick Steff
03:36 Play $1.70
2
Sister Goodbye

Sister Goodbye

Soloist Emily Barker
Writer Emily Barker, Boo Hewerdine
04:08 Play $1.70
3
Sunrise

Sunrise

Soloist Emily Barker
Writer Emily Barker
03:41 Play $1.70
4
No. 5 Hurricane

No. 5 Hurricane

Soloist Emily Barker
Writer Emily Barker, Eric Palmqwist
04:52 Play $1.70
5
If We Forget to Dance

If We Forget to Dance

Soloist Emily Barker
Collaboration Emily Barker, Tom Baxter, Negin Djafari
05:07 Play $3.40
6
Crazy Life

Crazy Life

Soloist Emily Barker
Writer Emily Barker
03:57 Play $1.70
7
Over My Shoulder

Over My Shoulder

Soloist Emily Barker
Writer Emily Barker, Boo Hewerdine
04:07 Play $1.70
8
Change

Change

Soloist Emily Barker
Writer Emily Barker, Richard Causon
03:31 Play $1.70
9
More!

More!

Soloist Emily Barker
Writer Emily Barker, Boo Hewerdine
02:43 Play $1.70
10
Underneath the Honey Moon

Underneath the Honey Moon

Soloist Emily Barker
Writer Emily Barker, Jordan Lehning, Skylar Wilson
03:00 Play $1.70
11
Precious Memories

Precious Memories

Soloist Emily Barker
Writer J. B. F. Wright
02:49 Play $1.70
12
Blood Moon

Blood Moon

Soloist Emily Barker
Writer Emily Barker
04:50 Play $1.70
13
Tomorrow Be Now

Tomorrow Be Now

Soloist Emily Barker, Glen Phillips
Writer Emily Barker, Graham Gouldman
02:51 Play $1.70
14
Hold On (Don't Let Me See This Night Alone)

Hold On (Don't Let Me See This Night Alone)

Soloist Emily Barker, Romeo Stodart
Writer Emily Barker, Romeo Stodart, Malachy Tuohy
03:49 Play $1.70
15
Black and White Video

Black and White Video

Soloist Emily Barker
Writer Emily Barker
04:03 Play $1.70
16
Sunrise (Long Version)

Sunrise (Long Version)

Soloist Emily Barker
Writer Emily Barker
08:00 Play $3.40
17
Sister Goodbye (Solo Version)

Sister Goodbye (Solo Version)

Soloist Emily Barker
Writer Emily Barker, Boo Hewerdine
03:38 Play $1.70
18
No. 5 Hurricane (Solo Version)

No. 5 Hurricane (Solo Version)

Soloist Emily Barker
Writer Emily Barker, Eric Palmqwist
04:47 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 73 minutes Purchase all tracks 
$20.00 
Prices shown in US Dollars
Sweet Kind of Blue is an intoxicating blend of self penned songs about loves lost, heartrending humanity and the rush of the road trip. The making of the album was a love story in itself, between Emily Barker and Memphis.
Download includes - cover art, booklet

4 stars '...country-soul with luminous warmth.' Mojo

4 stars '...sets out her true claim for stardom.'

8/10 '...the sweltering funk of Sunrise and the title track sound like lost Muscle Shoals gems.' UNCUT    

'It's a sweet and tender distillation of Americana influences. Blues meets country meets gospel, Emily's songwriting seems to capture a world that belongs both in the past and the present.' Clash 

Song of the Day FRUK

Emily Barker’s new album was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis with Grammy-winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and an all-star cast of Memphis session players. Sweet Kind of Blue is her first full studio album since 2013’s critically lauded Dear River and marks a new sound for Barker as she returns to the soul and blues influences that first inspired her to become a songwriter and musician.

The stars were perfectly aligned for these Memphis Sweet Kind of Blue sessions. Barker brought her songs, her guitar, that cathedral of a voice and her irrepressible freewheeling spirit. Producer Matt Ross-Spang was riding high following his recent Grammy success with Jason Isbell and Barker was backed by top Memphis musicians Rick Steff, Dave Smith, Dave Cousar and Steve Potts who have performed on recordings for John Mayall, Cat Power and Norah Jones, amongst many others. Barker marveled at the synergy they created: 'in this short amount of time, (4 days of tracking) myself and the musicians become very close. It’s a magical thing to experience; the rapid transition from strangers to life-long friends, it doesn’t always happen'.

The album includes 'Sunrise', which Barker wrote on a road-trip while touring Sweden, influenced by natural surroundings of lakes, beaches and the long-lasting sunlight of peak Swedish summer. 'It’s a song about escaping', says Barker, 'and it seemed very fitting to record it in the USA with the national theme of the road-trip being such a feature in literature, music and popular culture throughout American history'. It follows the contrasting mood of 'Sister Goodbye', a soulful tribute to one of Barker's guitar-slinging heroes, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Barker performed the song in her honour, hoping she might be listening, and describes Rosetta as 'trailblazer, a barrier-breaker, an innovator and an inspiration'. In title track 'Sweet Kind of Blue', Barker brings the funk with a raw fervour, backed by a tight rhythm section that delivers a southern swing, as well as classic interjecting harmonies.

Studio Master sample rates

Please note that two of the original tracks incorporated in this deluxe version were recorded at different sample rates. To facilitate playing these tracks as a complete album, tracks 17 and 18 have been upsampled from their original sample rates (24/48 and 24/44.1 respectively) to 24/96.

Emily Barker Wins Award
02 February 2018
Barker named 'UK Artist Of The Year'
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