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James Dean Bradfield announces new album. He’s been working on a concept LP about murdered Chilean songwriter Victor Jarra.
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Benjamin Wright Feb 16
Replying to @heretic101
He’s been working on the album with Welsh poet and playwright
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Benjamin Wright Feb 16
JDB revealed the details of the project while being interviewed by as part of event - Desert Island Poems
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Benjamin Wright Feb 16
Replying to @benwrightjourno
One possible song for inclusion in the album is the Víctor Jara song La Partida.
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Benjamin Wright Feb 16
Replying to @benwrightjourno
For those who have no idea who Víctor Jara was - he was a Chilean songwriter who was a fierce critic of the Pinochet regime. He was brutally tortured and murdered during a massacre at the Estadio Nacional.
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Benjamin Wright Feb 16
Replying to @heretic101
At the event in Cardiff, JDB spoke about some of his favourite poets and poems - which included works by Emily Dickinson, John Ormond and
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Benjamin Wright Feb 16
Replying to @benwrightjourno
He also spoke about his mum’s influence on his love of literature and the power of Dylan Thomas’ poetry while illegally working as a 17-year-old barman.
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Benjamin Wright Feb 16
Replying to @benwrightjourno
And he also gave an impromptu performance of IfwhiteAmericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart while discussing rap music.
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J S Chamberlain Feb 16
Solo album, I take it?
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Benjamin Wright Feb 17
No details yet as whose name is going to be on the cover. Sounds like more of a side project - he’s working on it alongside Patrick Jones.
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Jimi Arundell Feb 16
Is this a solo album, the soundtrack album he’s been working on or Manics?
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Steve Burnett 🌍 Feb 16
Solo. Patrick’s words and James’ music.
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