We recently announced the news of the release of James Yorkston & The Athletes – 10th Anniversary Edition Of ‘Moving Up Country’ (read it here). It is released on Monday the 23rd of April 2012 and consists of two discs. Disc 1 features the original album, now with debut Domino single The Lang Toun; Disc 2 is a collection of ‘Moving Up Country’ demos, including never heard before demos and the aforementioned Peel session originally broadcast on Jan 2nd 2003.
There will be a number gigs across the UK at which James will be playing the songs from the record in full (as well as a selection of other songs from his long and impressive career). You can get a taste of the hushed beauty of his live shows with this clip of “Tender to the Blues” from his December 2011 performance at Islington’s Union Chapel which features The Pictish Trail, Emma Smith & Sarah Scutt.
Wed 23rd May – Cambridge The Junction
Thurs 24th May – Manchester Deaf Institute
Tues 29th May – Cecil Sharp House, London
Thurs 31st May – The Caves, Edinburgh (Support from Seamus Fogarty and Fence DJs)
Fri 29 June – Reading St Marys Church (Support from Rozi Plain)