Richard Hawley – Leave Your Body Behind You
(Parlophone/Mute Records 2012 1OR6862/5099946370310)
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RECORD STORE DAY 2012 LIMITED RELEASE
Richard Willis Hawley (born 17 January 1967, Sheffield, England) is an English guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer. After his first band Treebound Story (formed while he was still at school) broke up, Hawley found success as a member of Britpop band Longpigs in the 1990s. After that group broke up in 2000, he later joined the band Pulp, led by his friend Jarvis Cocker, for a short time. As a solo musician, Hawley has released seven studio albums.
Standing at the Sky’s Edge is the seventh studio album from musician Richard Hawley, released on 7 May 2012. The album is markedly different from Hawley’s previous efforts, advancing from softer instrumentation to Hawley’s heritage of guitars. As with all of Hawley’s previous albums, the title refers to a location in his native Sheffield, Sky Edge, an area famed for its high crime rate. The first single from the album is “Leave Your Body Behind You”, which was first premiered on Radcliffe and Maconie‘s Radio 6 programme. Shortly after the album’s release date announcement, Hawley announced his largest UK concert to date at the Brixton Academy on 3 October 2012. The second single to be released from the album will be “Down in the Woods” on 15 July 2012.
Standing at the Sky’s Edge debuted at number three in the UK album chart, which is Hawley’s highest charting album to date.