Dr Dee, a new studio album by Damon Albarn, will be released by Parlophone Records on 7th May 2012.
Dr Dee is 18 tracks of songs and music inspired by the life of John Dee, mathematician, polymath and advisor to Elizabeth I. Described by Albarn as ‘strange pastoral folk’, Dr Dee is a fitting companion to the end of another Elizabethan age. The album combines Albarn's voice with early English choral and instrumentation alongside modern, West African and Renaissance sounds.
The tracklisting of 'Dr Dee' is as follows:
'The Golden Dawn
'Oh Spirit Animate Us'
'The Moon Exalted'
'A Man of England'
'The Marvelous Dream'
'9 Point Star'
'Temptation Comes In The Afternoon'
'Watching the Fire That Waltzed Away'
'Tree Of Life'
'The Dancing King'
Dr Dee was recorded late last year in Albarn’s West London studio and also in Salford with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The album was mixed by Valgeir Sigursson in Reykjavik.
Dr Dee will be available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download.
Discover more at the official website http://dr-dee.info