The River's Edge is a mythical place. A scene of tranquillity or the start point of a journey. Nothing stays the same. Life passes by. The river widens then retreats. The River's Edge doesn't exist.

 

Nev Cottee is back with fourth solo album... 'After all these years it feels like I finally know what I'm doing. For some reason I had this image of the River's Edge in my head - a promised land where I wanted to be.' The album oozes with confidence as Nev takes his low barritone vocal into new areas and - dare we say it - even breaks into song!

 

The dream-like Waitsian lullaby Nightingale opens the record, perfectly setting the scene. Lee Hazlewood inpired doomed love duet Roses follows featuring the mysterious Veronica - a Nicoesque chanteuse Nev discovered singing in the backstreets of Madrid. 'The minute I heard her voice I knew she was perfect. She has an ethereal quality. Not of this world'.

 

The classic songwriting continues with lush soundscape production once again provided by the great Mason Neely (Wilco / Edwyn Collins). Long time friends contributing their unique skills include legendary guitarist Nick McCabe (The Verve), pedal steel virtuoso Chris Hillman (Ethan Johns / Billy Bragg) and James Walbourne (The Pretenders / The Rails) to name but a few. Cellos and violins combine with vintage synths to create Nev's now familiar sonic landscape.

Nev Cottee  - Rivers Edge

SKU: 5060170501252
£19.99Price
  • A1. Nightingale
    A2. Roses
    A3. Hello Strange
    A4. I'm Still Here
    A5. River’s Edge

    B1. The Hollywood Sign
    B2. Local Hero
    B3. Morning Sun
    B4. You Can Help Me
    B5. Scattered Leaves