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In This City They Call You Love

    The new album by Richard Hawley, 'In This City They Call You Love' sees Richard ditch the distortion pedals and go back into making voice most prominent.

    Following the universal acclaim for 'Standing At The Sky's Edge', the award-winning musical based on his songs, in May Richard Hawley returns with 'In This City They Call You Love', his ninth studio album and his first since 2019's 'Further'.

    'In This City They Call You Love' features 12 outstanding songs, many of which can be described as 'vintage Hawley' and are amongst some of the finest ballads he's ever written. Gorgeous melodies and arrangements are accompanied by his emotive and sonorous voice, which sounds better than ever, and will make this a crowning moment in a hugely successful recording career of almost 25 years.


    1. Two For His Heels
    2. Have Love
    3. Prism In Jeans
    4. Heavy Rain
    5. People
    6. Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow
    7. Deep Space
    8. Deep Waters
    9. I’ll Never Get Over You
    10. Do I Really Need To Know?
    11. When The Lights Go Out
    12. ‘Tis Night

    Original Cast Of Standing At The Sky's Edge

    Standing At The Sky's Edge: A New Musical (Songs By Richard Hawley)

      'Standing at The Sky' Edge' is the 2023 Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical - written as a love letter to Sheffield and the city's iconic Park Hill Estate, is directed by Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director, Robert Hastie and features songs by the legendary Sheffield singer-songwriter, Richard Hawley.

      With a hilarious and gut-wrenching book by Chris Bush, 'Standing at the Sky's Edge' charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades, navigating universal themes of love, loss and survival. 'Standing at the Sky's Edge' is a multi-award-winning production, winning 'Best New Musical' at the 2023 Olivier Awards with Sheffield singer-songwriter, Richard Hawley and Tom Deering also winning 'Best Original Score and New Orchestrations'.

      It was recently awarded the internationally recognised 'Made in Sheffield' accolade, the first time a theatre production has received this unique trademark. Previously it has won the 2020 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Theatre and 'Best Musical Production' at the UK Theatre Awards in 2019. First commissioned by Sheffield Theatres and Various Productions, 'Standing at the Sky's Edge' had its world premiere at the Crucible Theatre in 2019.

      Following a hugely successful, sold-out run, it returned to the Crucible Theatre in December 2022, selling out again, before making its London premiere in the National Theatre's Olivier theatre in early 2023 where it continued to sell out and receive standing ovations.


      1. As The Dawn Breaks
      2. Time Is
      3. Naked In Pitsmoor
      4. I'm Looking For Someone To Find Me
      5. Tonight The Streets Are Ours
      6. Open Your Door
      7. My Little Treasures
      8. Coles Corner
      9. There's A Storm A Comin'
      10. Standing At The Sky's Edge
      11. Our Darkness
      12. Midnight Train
      13. For Your Lover Give Some Time
      14. There's A Storm A Comin' (Reprise)
      15. After The Rain
      16. Don't Get Hung Up In Your Soul
      17. Finale
      18. As The Dawn Breaks (Reprise)

      Richard Hawley

      Live At Halifax Piece Hall

        Iconic singer/songwriter Richard Hawley recorded live at the beautiful Piece Hall in Halifax on Saturday 4 September 2021. Live at Halifax Piece Hall captures, for the first time, Richard Hawley in concert with his band in full force. Recorded on a beautiful autumn night in September 2021 and in spectacular settings, the album features many Hawley classics as well as songs from his most recent album ‘Further’, augmented by a 4 piece string ensemble. Simply put, it is Hawley at his best.


        1. Off My Mind
        2. Alone
        3. Standing At The Sky's Edge
        4. I'm Looking For Someone To Find Me
        5. Tonight The Streets Are Ours
        6. Coles Corner
        7. Galley Girl
        8. Don't Stare At The Sun
        9. Open Up Your Door
        10. Down In The Woods
        11. Is There A Pill
        12. For Your Lover Give Some Time
        13. There's A Storm A Comin'
        14. Heart Of Oak

        Richard Hawley

        Now Then: The Very Best Of Richard Hawley

          Richard Hawley is widely recognized as both one of the UK’s greatest songwriters and one of its most respected. Alongside two Mercury Music Prize Nominations, a BRIT award nomination and 4 UK Top 10 Albums, the Sheffield native songwriter has collaborated with the likes of Pulp, Arctic Monkeys, Lisa Marie Presley, Paul Weller and Elbow.

          Following the success of Standing At The Sky’s Edge, which won Best New Musical and handed Hawley Best Original Score at the 2023 Olivier Awards, BMG announce the first ever Richard Hawley collection; Now Then: The Very Best of Richard Hawley.

          Curated by Hawley and long-term collaborator Colin Elliot, Now Then spans his twenty plus year career, exhibiting all facets of his song writing mastery; marrying his most cinematic moments with his most tender, his best loved work and a host of hidden gems from his early work, to create a collection for both his hardcore fanbase and the perfect entry point for his newest fans. 


          Barry says: A much-needed best-of from the brilliant Richard Hawley, spanning a full 20 years in the business and including a whole host of quintessentially Hawley offerings including 'Coles Corner' and 'Standing At The Sky's Edge'. Brilliant.


          Vinyl Tracklisting:
          Side A
          Open Up Your Door
          Midnight Train
          Tonight The Streets Are Ours
          Coles Corner
          Ballad Of A Thin Man
          Baby, You're My Light
          Side B
          Not The Only Road*
          My Little Treasures
          Standing At The Sky's Edge
          Heart Of Oak
          The Ocean
          Side C
          Seek It
          Off My Mind
          Coming Home
          I Still Want You
          Just Like The Rain
          Run For Me
          Side D
          For Your Lover Give Some Time
          Don't Stare At The Sun
          There's A Storm A'Comin
          *previously Unreleased/exclusive

          CD Tracklisting:
          1. Open Up Your Door
          2. Midnight Train
          3. Tonight The Streets Are Ours
          4. Coles Corner
          5. Ballad Of A Thin Man
          6. Baby, You're My Light
          7. She Brings The Sunlight
          8. Not The Only Road*
          9. Which Way
          10. My Little Treasures
          11. Naked In Pitsmoor
          12. Standing At The Sky's Edge
          13. Long Black Train
          14. Heart Of Oak
          15. You Don't Miss Your Water
          16. The Ocean
          1. Don't Stare At The Sun
          2. I Still Want You
          3. Off My Mind
          4. For Your Lover Give Some Time
          5. Hotel Room
          6. I’m On Nights
          7. Seek It
          8. Serious
          9. Precious Sight
          10. Remorse Code
          11. Alone
          12. Born Under A Bad Sign (Single Version)
          13. Our Darkness
          14. Run For Me
          15. Kelham Island
          16. There's A Storm A'Comin'
          *previously Unreleased/exclusive

          Various Artists

          28 Little Bangers From Richard Hawley's Jukebox

            • Ace Records is thrilled to be working with seminal singer-songwriter, toast of this year's Olivier Awards and all-round Sheffield legend Richard Hawley on this, the first volume of a compilation series of some of his favourite singles. This is a selection of 28 7''s that Richard has collected on his travels around the globe, through friends, family, collectors, word of mouth, thrift shop finds, pub jukebox gems and everything in between. Richard refers to the glue that joins these selections together as 'Little Bangers' as they are all mini hand grenades; bright lights that explode and fizzle out, some big names, some rarities, some lost souls, some obscurities, some by artists he actively enjoys knowing almost nothing about other than they want to get him on his feet and dance. Many are garage instrumentals, exposing the guitar-line as lead melody and the art of telling a story without lyrics.

            • As Richard puts it, 'I’m fascinated by the 7-inch single because of the discipline of it. A 7-inch single can only contain a certain amount of information... So, you have to learn the discipline of cramming all that information and craft into a short space of time. If you imagine this album as a piece of bacon, there’s absolutely no fat on it at all. It’s just juicy meat. There aren’t flabby recordings, they are very nimble.'

            • We're extra proud that the Hendrix Estate have allowed us to include Curtis Knight & The Squires' ferocious and never previously licensed 'Hornet's Nest' which naturally we proudly kick off with. We feature the five-minutes-plus long version that has never been released before. The pace never slackens, taking in the Shadows, Link Wray, the Troggs, the Champs, Jimmy Gordon and so many more besides. It's joyful, it's relentless, and you can listen to it on repeat for a thousand miles.

            To give Richard the last word: 'My advice to everybody, is keep on the surfboard, motherfucker. These records have kept me on my surfboard for decades, you know what I’m saying?'

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Laura says: Richard Hawley was schooled on rock’n’roll; his dad was a musician in the 60s and 70s and growing up he was always surrounded by musicians. So, it’s no surprise that he’s compiled these 7” gems from that era, collected on his travels. As he says: “They’re called Little Bangers because they’re like miniature musical hand grenades!”

            TRACK LISTING

            SIDE ONE
            1. HORNET'S NEST –
            Curtis Knight & The Squires Feat. Jimi Hendrix
            2. NASTY - The Time Keepers
            3. PATH THROUGH THE FOREST - The Factory
            4. GET ON THIS PLANE - The Premiers
            5. SCOTCH ON THE SOCKS - The Shadows
            6. QUASIMOTO - The Road Runners
            7. LAZY REBEL - Twangy Rebels
            SIDE TWO
            1. SWINGING DRUMS - Ronny Kae
            2. CUTTIN' OUT - Rockin’ Ronald & The Rebels
            3. HONKY - The Ho-Dads
            4. BLACK NIGHT - Cheryl Thompson
            5. LONG LINE RIDER - Bobby Darin
            6. POPPIN' POPEYE - Link Wray
            7. HOT-ROD - King Curtis
            SIDE THREE
            1. FEELS LIKE A WOMAN - The Troggs
            2. CUTTIN' OUT - The Pirates
            3. WHERE YOU GONNA GO - Art Guy
            4. NEB'S TUNE - Ahab & The Wailers
            5. BUZZZZZZ - Jimmy Gordon
            6. JUNGLE WALK - The Dyna-Sores
            7. SURFIN' & SWINGIN' - Les Brown Jr
            SIDE FOUR
            1. TAHITI - Jimmy & Stan
            2. BAWANA JINDE - Al Duncan
            3. DEAD END PART 1 - The Executioners
            4. REQUIEM FOR LOVE - Bobbie Gentry & Jody Reynolds
            5. 3/4 MASH - The Champs
            6. EL GATO - The Chandelles
            7. IT’S NOTHING TO ME – Sanford Clark

            Richard Hawley

            Standing At The Sky's Edge - Music Box

              ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’ is the title track from Richard Hawley’s sixth studio album, which debuted at number three in the UK albums chart in 2012 and was nominated for that year’s Mercury Prize. Named after Skye Edge, a hillside area with views over the city centre, the song went onto inspire a musical which tells the story of three families over sixty years living in Sheffield’s Park Hill housing estate. It premiered at the Crucible before transferring to the National in London and won Best Musical Production at the UK Theatre Awards and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Theatre. This is another great Music Box version of one of Hawley's best-loved songs, so why not…

              Richard Hawley

              Looking For Someone To Find Me - Music Box

                The latest in the Richard Hawley music box series is  fan favouriet ‘I’m Looking For Someone To Find Me’, from the award winning Singer-Songwriter’s 5th studio album ‘Lady's Bridge’. 

                Released in 2007, Hawley said the LP was about “leaving the past behind” and was named after another landmark location in his hometown of Sheffield. The Guardian called the record “beautiful, moving pop at its best" and it was lauded by the NME as “an album that has moments that won't be bettered this year or any other.” with BBC Music adding that it “furthers his cause in becoming a proper national treasure".

                Richard Hawley

                Tonight The Streets Are Ours - Music Box

                  The third in the series of Richard Hawley music boxes.

                  "Do you know why you got feelings in your heart....."

                  Richard Hawley

                  Open Up Your Door - Music Box

                    The 2nd in the series of Richard Hawley music boxes.

                    Wind the handle to play the gorgeous refrain from Open Up Your Door.

                    An absolute gem!

                    Richard Hawley

                    Coles Corner - Music Box

                      The first of a series of Richard Hawley music boxes.

                      Turn the handle to play a snippet of Coles Corner.

                      It'll melt your heart!

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