Raise the Question: DAVE STEWART

DT: August 16, 2012

 

DAVE STEWART
ON HIS NEW ALBUM
‘THE RINGMASTER GENERAL’

CUT BY CUT

A potent and distinctive musical gumbo with rock, blues, country, rhythm & blues and psychedelia, THE RINGMASTER GENERAL by DAVE STEWART is set for release September 4 in the U.S. and September 3 in Europe via Weapons of Mass Entertainment/Surfdog.  The album was produced by the legendary British singer, songwriter and guitarist and Mike Bradford. It was recorded and mixed by John McBride at the famed studio he owns with Martina McBride, Blackbird Studio. There are 13 new songs–including striking duets with Alison Krauss, Diane Birch and Joss Stoneas well as one sung with and co-written by Jessie Baylin.  The blistering guitar skills of Orianthi are featured as well.

Here’s DAVE STEWART on each track from THE RINGMASTER GENERAL:

“I Got Love” (Featuring Joss Stone)

“This is a song about knowing you are loved by someone in the present but not able to break the ties from past hurt.”

“Just Another Fall” (Duet with Diane Birch)

“This song is about the disappointments coming one-by-one when a relationship crumbles.”

“A Different Man Now”

“I was writing about a specific person and how just by seeing their name on a poster triggered a whole series of memories.”

“Drowning In The Blues” (Duet with Alison Krauss)

“A love song to a stranger–someone to hold and comfort you or me in times of hopelessness.”

“Girl In A Catsuit”

“A song about the craziness of being a performing artist and the emotional circus it causes in your brain.”

“Slow Motion Addict No. 2”

“It’s basically a song about sex…”

“You Took My Love”  “This is a song about being a man and admitting that sometimes you want to cry your eyes out.”

“God Only Knows You Now” (Duet with Jessie Baylin)

“A song about someone who is so lost in a haze of emotional problems and drugs, etc. yet carries on performing on stage even though they can’t feel it anymore.”

The Ringmaster General”

“It’s a song where I’m looking at myself like a modern day medicine man or circus ringmaster. I was using Fellini imagery from movies La Strada  and The Clowns, etc.  I see my life like this.”

“Story Of Success”

“This is a song about the banality of the world we live in bombarded with random images and stories from all sorts of media the scramble our brain and how I’m running away from that.”

“A New Song For Nashville”

“This is a tongue-in-cheek song about me being in Nashville coming from the north east of England and being cheeky enough to write a country song, I imagined the cover of Dylan’s album Nashville Skyline while I was singing it.”

 

About DAVE STEWART:

“An explosive musician, deft guitar player, innately recognizes the genius in other people and puts it into play without being manipulative.” - Bob Dylan

“Jack of All Trades Master of All of Them” - The Sunday Times

He’s the musician’s musician.” – Rolling Stone

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