Pete Townshend guests on new Roy Harper album
Roy Harper has confirmed details of his new album, Man And Myth, which includes a guest spot from Pete Townshend.
The seven-track album is Harper's first studio album since The Green Man in 2000 and will be released by Bella Union on September 23.
The track listing for Man And Myth is:
1. The Enemy
2. Time Is Temporary
3. January Man
4. The Stranger
5. Cloud Cuckooland
6. Heaven Is Here
7. The Exile
"The Enemy", "Time Is Temporary", "The Stranger" and "Cloud Cuckooland" were recorded with Jonathan Wilson at his studio in Laurel Canyon; the remaining three were recorded in County Cork, Ireland, where Harper has lived since the late 1980s.
Pete Townshend has added lead guitar to "Cloud Cuckooland".
Other musicians who appear on Man And Myth include Jake Blanton (bass), Richard Chard (drums), Omar Valesco (clavinet and melatron) and Jason Crosby (keyboards) on "The Enemy", "Time Is Temporary", "The Stranger" and "Cloud Cuckooland".
On "The Stranger", "Heaven Is Here" and "The Exile", Harper is joined by John Fitzgerald (bouzouki, engineering), Tony Franklin (bass), Bill Shanley (guitar) and Neil Morgan (percussion).
Meanwhile, in addition to two festival shows in August, Roy Harper will tour the UK in October:
Saturday 17 August – ESCOT PARK – Beautiful Days Festival
Sunday 18 August - GLANUSK – Green Man Festival
Tuesday 22 October – LONDON – Royal Festival Hall
Friday 25 October – MANCHESTER – Bridgewater Hall
Sunday 27 October – BRISTOL – Colston Hall
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