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Stranger On The Sofa
Barry Adamson
Catalogue Number
Release Date
March 31, 2008

Barry Adamson takes us Back to the Catalogue with a series of reissues on coloured vinyl and CD.

Originally released in the mid-2000s, Stranger On The Sofa is an album tied together by its mysterious cinematic composure. Each track is used to demonstrate the breadth of musicianship and re-presentation of countless timeless genres, moving in between electronica and jazz with shadowy ambience scattered throughout. Nick Plytas and Adrian Owusu provided their expertise on the organ and slide guitar, with Barry playing almost every other instrument. Composing, performing, recording and producing Stranger On The Sofa undoubtedly makes it an album that represents Adamson fully embracing the DIY aesthetic from where he began.

Stranger On The Sofa has never been available on vinyl before and this new edition of the album will be released alongside the album Back to The Cat and a very limited run on vinyl of Barry’s latest EP Steal Away.

I Will Set You Free and Know Where To Run set to follow later this year.

Available on limited edition double red vinyl and CD.

“[This] solo album from the former bassist for Magazine and the Bad Seeds is an eclectic mix of dark instrumentals and brooding pop.” - Pitchfork

"As good as anything he has done. The bleak, dysfunctional cityscapes conjured are nightmarish" - Sunday Times Culture

"Proves once again what an unnerving space the interior of his head must be" - Mojo

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Here In The Hole 3:30 Buy

    Here In The Hole

  2. 2 The Long Way Back Again 4:53 Buy

    The Long Way Back Again

  3. 3 Officer Bentley's Fairly Serious Dilemma 8:17 Buy

    Officer Bentley's Fairly Serious Dilemma

  4. 4 Who Killed Big Bird? 4:19 Buy

    Who Killed Big Bird?

  5. 5 Theresa Green 5:23 Buy

    Theresa Green

  6. 6 The Sorrow And The Pity 3:05 Buy

    The Sorrow And The Pity

  7. 7 My Friend The Fly 4:39 Buy

    My Friend The Fly

  8. 8 Inside Of Your Head 5:09 Buy

    Inside Of Your Head

  9. 9 You Sold Your Dreams 4:01 Buy

    You Sold Your Dreams

  10. 10 Deja Morte 3:32 Buy

    Deja Morte

  11. 11 Dissemble 5:31 Buy


  12. 12 Free Love 7:02 Buy

    Free Love

Barry Adamson

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