Johnny Marr The Messenger on LP + Download Card
True Solo Debut from Smiths Guitarist Johnny Marr!
Johnny Marr, one of the most celebrated guitarists in the history of contemporary music, is set to release his debut solo album The Messenger. The album features Marr on lead vocals and guitar, and represents our first chance to hear Johnny's musical vision exactly as he's always envisioned it on the first true solo album of his career.
The Messenger was written and produced by Marr. Best known for his work as the creative force behind the Smiths, Marr has continued his career as an official member and/or touring guitarist for a diverse array of acclaimed bands since including Modest Mouse and The Cribs. Vinyl also includes download card.
"Marr wanted an immediacy to The Messenger, an energy similar to the one that drew him to early influences Blondie, Buzzcocks and Magazine. He's managed to capture it, too, whether it's in the pounding drums of Scott Walker-like opener 'The Right Thing Right,' the reflective 'European Me,' the raucous 'Upstarts' or the romantic 'Sun And Moon.' Each of the 12 tracks drips with a sophisticated pop nous and unsurprisingly, given his form, wonderful melodies." - NME
Johnny Marr The Messenger Track Listing:
1. The Right Thing Right
2. I Want The Heartbeat
3. European Me
6. The Messenger
7. Generate! Generate!
8. Say Demesne
9. Sun & Moon
10. The Track Up
11. New Town Velocity
12. Word Starts Attack