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Barry Adamson has been creating all of his life. He rose to prominence as the bass player in Magazine and toured extensively. His establishment as a solo artist came after a three year stint with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and heralded the release of his seminal first solo album, 'Moss Side Story'.
Critically acclaimed, it raised Adamson's name as a composer of diverse complexity; able to tell a story with music, where the images were those supplanted in the minds of the listeners. Offers quickly followed and saw Adamson work with some of the film industry's most intriguing mavericks including Derek Jarman, David Lynch, Oliver Stone and Danny Boyle.
Having released nine studio albums, including the 1992 Mercury Music Prize nominated 'Soul Murder', Adamson has continued to tour globally with his talents being in as much demand by new generations of artists, as he was after his first solo release.
Earlier this year Barry returned to the studio to begin recording his 10th solo album, 'Know Where To Run', which shows him embracing all of his diverse influences into a more commercial undertaking.
Produced by Barry and recorded at Church Road Recording Company, Brighton with old cohort Paul Pascoe, while additional production and mix was handled by WTNSS at Dean Street Studios. The idea behind the album and accompanying photo book came when Barry began taking photos during a tour of the US and Canada with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Slowly these photos formed an idea about creating a book that moves literally through 'different states' then, a couple of musical ideas came to the fore, bringing the concept of eventually producing a photo album.
“Inventive, swinging, dud free and very musical: terrific entertainment by any standards” - MOJO 4*
In Other Worlds
Death Takes A Holiday
Claw And Wing
Up In The Air