Elbow Leaders Of The Free World on 45RPM 2LP
Revered for their emotive tunes, British alternative rock band Elbow craft melodies simultaneously rousing and melancholy; rich layers of orchestration skillfully intertwined with beautifully eloquent, sentimental lyrics, highlighted by Guy Garvey’s almost angelic, unmistakably Mancunian vocals.
Elbow has consistently delivered superb albums: The Take Off and Landing of Everything (2014), Mercury Music Prize-nominated Build A Rocket Boys! (2011), the million selling and Mercury Prize-winning The Seldom Seen Kid (2008), Leaders of the Free World (2005), Cast of Thousands (2003) and back where it all began, their Mercury Music Prize-nominated debut Asleep In the Back (2001).
Elbow's third album Leaders Of The Free World found the band handling the bulk of production duties for the first time and recording in their home city of Manchester. Beautifully layered and slow building yet as rock 'n' roll as anything the band has ever done, the stunning 11-track offering features the cornerstone singles "Forget Myself" and "Leaders of the Free World" and proved once and for all that Elbow was right on par with British contemporaries like Doves and Coldplay.
Elbow is, and always has been: Guy Garvey on vocals, Mark Potter on guitar, Pete Turner on bass, Craig Potter on keyboards and Richard Jupp on drums.
Elbow Leaders Of The Free World Track Listing:
1. Station Approach
2. Picky Bugger
3. Forget Myself
4. The Stops
5. Leaders Of The Freeworld
6. An Imagined Affair
7. Mexican Standoff
8. The Everthere
9. My Very Best
10. Great Expectations
11. Puncture Repair