Multi award-winning folk artist Jim Moray will pre-release his new album exclusively through the June issue of Songlines magazine. Never a musician to stick to the prescribed routes, Moray’s world-exclusive partnership with Songlines will see him join only a handful of artists to pre-release albums in this way. From June 11 2010 In Modern History will also be available to buy on NIAG Recordings in both standard and deluxe 2CD limited edition versions.
Following three albums that have inspired controversy as well as immense critical acclaim, Moray’s strategy for his fourth album is significant: “There’s a lot to be said for trying new things,” he says. “When you’re a few albums in, it’s very hard for people to form a different impression of you. So I wanted to do something interesting and something that’s exciting in itself to create an opportunity for people to have the CD in their hand and give it a try. Perhaps having discovered the new album for free they might decide to come to a live show or want to investigate what I’ve done before, and we are also releasing a new compilation of tracks from my back catalogue to make that easy to do.”
His new collection ‘A Beginners Guide’ is also released worldwide on April 25th, 2010 compiles tracks from Jim Moray’s three ground-breaking and award-winning albums – 2003’s BBC Radio2 Folk Album of Year ‘Sweet England’, ‘Jim Moray’ in 2006 and fRoots Critics Poll and Mojo Folk Album of the Year winner ‘Low Culture’ in 2008 – and also includes tracks from his rare and much sought after ‘I Am Jim Moray’ EP and a bonus video to his award-winning XTC cover ‘All You Pretty Girls’.