World renowned singer/producer Mick Harvey is announcing the release for his latest solo album FOUR (Acts of Love) due June 11, 2013. The album is his sixth as a solo artist and is themed around the detriment and struggle of romance and its place in our universe.
Acclaimed for his work with The Birthday Party and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Harvey operates his talents in recording and production on the album to compose original songs, and re-interpretations of classic hits such as The Saints “The Story of Love” and Roy Orbison’s “Wild Hearts (Run Out of Time).” Harvey also adds an interesting element to this release by dividing the album into three separate acts, hence the name “(Acts of Love)”.
Before the due date, Harvey has promised a series of shows that includes a trip through Australia alongside Einsturzende Neubauten, and a performance of song interpretations at The All Tomorrow’s Parties festival on May 4th. Below is the breakdown for the new album.
ACT 1- SUMMERTIME IN NEW YORK
01. PRAISE THE EARTH (WHEELS OF AMBER AND GOLD)
03. MIDNIGHT ON THE RAMPARTS
04. SUMMERTIME IN NEW YORK
05. WHERE THERE’S A SMOKE (BEFORE)
ACT 2- THE STORY OF LOVE
06. GOD MADE THE HAMMER
07. I WISH THAT I WERE STONE
08. THE WAY YOUNG LOVERS DO
09. A DROP, AN OCEAN
10. THE STORY OF LOVE
ACT 3- WILD HEARTS RUN OUT OF TIME
11. WHERE THERE’S SMOKE (AFTER)
12. WILD HEARTS
13. FAIRY DUST
14. PRAISE THE EARTH (AN EPHEMERAL PLAY)