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Colin MacIntyre - 'The Water' (special guest Tony Benn!) + Celtic Connections Festival

Colin MacIntyre - The Water

Colin MacIntyre will release his new album 'The Water' on January 28th, 2008 on Future Gods Records. The album is the first to be released under his own name having dropped the Mull Historical Society pseudonym following three critically acclaimed sets; 2001's 'Loss', 2003's 'Us' and 2004's 'This is Hope'. 'The Water' will be preceded by the release of a new single in January.

Produced by Lemon Jelly's Nick Franglen and recorded over an eighteen-month period that included spells in West Sussex, Glasgow, London and Mull, 'The Water' represents MacIntyre's most remarkable and fully realised album to date. Opening with the dynamic rush of "You're a Star", the album includes the seasick shanty of the title track, the satirical and infectious "Famous for Being Famous" and the sinister persona of "Stalker".

The album's closing track "Pay Attention To The Human" also features a special guest appearance from Tony Benn who has written and recited a poem specifically for the song. Benn's book of diary entries, 'More Time For Politics: Diaries 2001-2007', includes a mention of his meeting with MacIntyre.

MacIntyre played the majority of the instruments on the album, while notable guest appearances include the Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir and the Girls Choir of Tobermory High School. The album's striking artwork and design was created by artist and long-term Colin MacIntyre fan Jo Burton (

"It feels a bit to me now like I felt before 'Loss' came out, where you're really proud of something you've created, and just need the world to hear it," commented MacIntyre. "It has been really important to me all along the way with this album that I made no compromises. And I can honestly say that I haven't. And nor has the producer, Nick Franglen. It was always a great creative join between us."

MacIntyre will introduce 'The Water' with selected gigs in the coming months, including:

February 2nd, 2008 - Glasgow Oran Mor (part of Celtic Connections festival - tickets 12.50 GBP from 0141 353 8000 or Celtic Connections Website.

"The new songs ricocheted between vivacious power pop and ballads of a drama and scope akin to U2 or The Killers" - London Lite

"Tunes, tunes, tunes" - The Scotsman

"One of Scotland's more distinctive musicians" - Scotland on Sunday

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