The inimitable Graham Parker continues a busy year with a 40th anniversary release of a fully solo acoustic version of his seminal album Squeezing Out Sparks. The original LP is still listed as one of Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" and Graham will be playing selections from the new acoustic version on his 2019 tour dates. A limited edition blue vinyl version will be available for Record Store Day UK on 13th April.
This release follows 2018's Cloud Symbols, Graham's latest studio album. With his Rumour packed away he enlisted a new gang, The Goldtops, for this record. The album also features the first studio appearance of The Rumour Brass for many decades.
Graham also contributes lead vocals to a brand new version of I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down alongside rising UK soul band Stone Foundation (with Paul Weller on piano) - available here on limited edition 7" and CD