Lost In Blue (CSR266CD​/​LP)

by Anni Hogan

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**LTD BLUE VINYL HAS SOLD OUT!**

'Lost In Blue' is the brand new album from ANNI HOGAN (Marc & The Mambas, The Willing Sinners, La Magia). An astounding, attentive work on an emotive shared journey. Songs in despair searching for hope, moments of monumental horror, and outpouring screams of consciousness. A poignant, bleak album for these times.

'Blue Contempt' video premiere: louderthanwar.com/video-premiere-anni-hogan-featuring-lydia-lunch-blue-contempt

'Thunderstruck' video premiere: thequietus.com/articles/25882-anni-hogan-interview

'Lost In Blue' has elements of orchestral delight, dark cabaret, and modern vaudeville, with Anni's trademark torch songs evoking the dimly-lit corners of bohemian Soho and reigniting the sordid torment of those illustrious Marc & The Mambas days.

All this is wrapped in the magical vocals of: LYDIA LUNCH, WOLFGANG FLÜR (ex-Kraftwerk), GAVIN FRIDAY (ex-Virgin Prunes), KID CONGO POWERS (The Gun Club, ex-Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, ex-The Cramps), RICHARD STRANGE (Doctors Of Madness), and many more.

Produced by DAVE BALL (Soft Cell) and RICCARDO MULHALL, the brilliant guests' lyrical content responds perfectly to the music, resonating with and cohabiting the sonics created.

File next to: Marc & The Mambas, Jacques Brel, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

Photography by Peter Ashworth.

CD in ecopak (with bonus track, not featured on the LP edition).
Ltd Blue Vinyl (SOLD OUT)
Black VInyl

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Also available on Cold Spring:

ANNI HOGAN 'Mountain' CD+DVD DualDisc
coldspring.bandcamp.com/album/mountain-csr132cd

ANNI HOGAN 'Kickabye' 2CD (feat. Marc Almond, Nick Cave, Foetus, Yello, Budgie, Gini Ball)
coldspring.bandcamp.com/album/kickabye-csr99cd

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Reviews:

"...a bleak but poignant document for our troubled times, its eerie torch songs, performed by a rotating cast of guests, sharing an emotional journey in search of hope in a hopeless world... a lament for the pre-gentrification Soho of clip joints and peep shows, where Francis Bacon and Jeffrey Bernard rub shoulders in subterranean drinking clubs once haunted by Dickens" (Louder Than War).

"This is a hard record to ignore... Think 'Twin Peaks', think backstreet club, bit of jazz, lots of velvet. It's properly out-there, while at the same time sounding almighty... it's such a rich, warm record... the best dark cabaret night out ever." (Electronic Sound)

credits

released April 5, 2019

BAND:

Anni Hogan: piano, melodica, organ, glocks, keyboards, bvs
Dave Ball: bass-guitar, synthesizers
Riccardo Mulhall: keyboards, programming, double bass
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David Coulter: viola (track 1)
John Fiddler: guitar. harmonica (track 11)
Derek Forbes: fretless bass (track 7)
Maria-Christina Harper: harp (tracks 9, 10)
Joanna Neale: recorder, zither, violin, voice (tracks 1, 4, 7, 9)
Al Nicholls: saxophone (tracks 2, 3, 5, 8)
Enrico Tomasso: trumpet, flugelhorn (tracks 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9)

RECORDING ENGINEERS
Riccardo Mulhall, Kick Studio: all instruments + vocals except
where stated
Andrea Ando Wright, Parr St & Studio Blue: all Anni’s
instruments and vocals except bvs 2,5,11 recorded at Kick with
Riccardo Mulhall
Philip Brlllo, Billy Pilgrim Studios: vocals (track 3), trumpet
(track 9)
Mastering by Martin Bowes at Cage Studios

PRODUCERS
Produced by Dave Ball & Riccardo Mulhall
Executive Producer Anni Hogan

Photography: Peter Ashworth
Sleeve design: Abby Helasdottir
Kawai baby grand piano + Wurlitzer organ care:
Michael D Harrison M.I.M.I.T, C.G.L.I, Dip.NTC

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Track Name: Lost Somewhere
Lost Somewhere

As I leave
I leave my heart
Lost somewhere
On the horizon

I tried to reach
I tried to reason
I felt the light
But darkness fell

Throw my heart
Out to sea
Red tears
Scorching me

Threw my heart
Out to sea
Red tears
In their intensity

Lyric Anni Hogan
Track Name: My Career (feat. Kid Congo Powers)
My Career

Some record covers and a myth was all I ever wanted for my career
To wear a wig and glasses, a disguise was all I wanted for my career
A laugh. A laugh. A laugh is all I ever wanted from my career
The outcast, the stoners, the weirdos and the the shy
For my career
To make a cake out of disaster is all I ever wanted from my career
All this mystery. Mystery. It seems so stupid in my career
But you know people will love you, they’ll love you , love you for ever in my career
Yes people will love you, love you for ever in my career
The outcast, the stoners, the weirdos and the the shy
In my career
The outcast, the stoners, the weirdos and the the shy
In my career
Some record covers and a myth was all I ever wanted for my career
To wear a wig and glasses, a disguise was all I wanted for my career
The outcast, the stoners, the weirdos and the the shy
In my career
(spoken word fever dream….)
The outcast, the stoners, the weirdos and the the shy
In my career

Lyric Kid Congo Powers (TristanTunes (ASCAP)
Track Name: Death Bed Diva (feat. Richard Strange)
Death Bed Diva

Well I heard they dropped the curtain in the midst of your applause
And by the time they turned the house lights on they were heading for the doors
Your name’s on every billboard and in every magazine
Your shadow’s a reminder of the places where you’ve been

Walk - Walk On! Keep your eyes on the prize and your ear to the ground.

So far away, far from today
I looked up, I looked everywhere, I looked round
And it was gone

Well you know all that there is to know, and so much more besides
You know the phases of the moon and the patterns of the tides
You lost your love to chloroform and the waving of a hand
You see the ground beneath your feet but you just don’t know where you stand

Walk - Walk On! Keep your eyes on the prize and your ear to the ground.

So far away, far from today
I looked up, I looked everywhere, I looked round
And it was gone

Holding back the rush of blood that lurks beneath my skin
Terrible, tyrannical it stalks me from within
I should have seen it coming, I could have smelt its breath
But I was too preoccupied with planning my own death

Walk - Walk On! Keep your eyes on the prize and your ear to the ground.

So far away, far from today
I looked up, I looked everywhere, I looked round
And it was gone

Lyric Richard Strange
Track Name: Silk Paper (feat. Wolfgang Flür)
Silk Paper

Whispering lips - a woman in black
pious glances at my pious prayer book
rustling silk skirt, very nearby
made tingling showers, suppressing my cry

Slender brown fingers leafed through her book
page by page, one hour it took
in cool and calm darkness, in huge holy hall
concealed my excitement, giving me all


SILK PAPER - MEMORIES OF LUST
RELEASING ALL - TENDERNESS AND TRUST
SILK PAPER - EDGES FROM GOLD
LOVE FEELINGS - NEVER BEEN TOLD


Crackling thin paper, short skirt from silk
a seductive smile from a face like milk
I loved the feeling of living in sin
I just couldn't stand it - my tingling skin

Lyric W. Flür August 1998
Track Name: Ghost Of Soho (feat. Celine Hispiche)
Ghosts of Soho:

Concrete facades
Bricks crumbling
As the edgy hoover sucks up history
Sucks up life

Soho Square
Will soon be bare
As London is raped of its identity
Taking the character
The atmosphere
The nostalgia
The London we all love

The French House flags flutter in the wind
The ghosts of Bacon, Farson and Bernard
Sip on their phantom drinks
And take tokes from their phantom cigarettes
Swirls of smoke, drifting up into the air
Spiralling and creating its own music

Dean street in mean street
Not such a clean street
Brothels are still there
While women show everything bare
You might even get a refund if your lucky

The ghost of Charles Dickens
Sings at The music hall on Dean Street
And the rain is like mirrors on the street
Reflecting all of the sky

The ghosts of Soho
The ghosts of Soho

Lyric Celine Hispiche
Track Name: Blue Contempt (feat. Lydia Lunch)
Blue Contempt:

Over and over I’ve begged you to just go away
Please go away
Just leave me today

Over and over I wish that you’d just go away
Just leave me today
Please leave me today

Nothing is changed it just all feels exactly the same
We're back at it again
The same old thing

Over over over again
The ritual begins
The ritual begins

I’m stuck in this awful place where you just can’t win
Oh please not again
Please not again

Over over over again
The ritual begins
The ritual begins

Over over over again
The ritual begins
The ritual begins

Lyric Lydia Lunch (Widowspeak/ASCAP)
Track Name: Thunderstruck
Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck this afternoon
When all the flowers cried in June
And all the trees arrested breeze
And all the ships are lost at sea

The birds have flown to heights unknown
The animals have all run away
Lightning bolts have taken you
There’s nothing more to say

I cried a river
I cried an ocean
I cried all the seas and all the storms
Remembering you in June

Thunderstruck this afternoon
When all the petals fell in June
And all the trees had lost their leaves
The ships are lost at sea

The birds have flown to heights unknown
The animals have all gone away
Lightning bolts have stolen you
There’s nothing more to say

I cried a river
I cried an ocean
I cried all the seas and all the storms
Remembering you
Remembering you
I remember you
I remember you (whisper)

Lyric Anni Hogan
Track Name: Making Blackpool Rock (feat. Scarlet West)
Making Blackpool Rock

In this squalor I thrive
Chewing out my next line
I fall and leave
Like a fine dust
From this aged book
I seem to learn
Yet to begin upon this page
I read upon a death wish
With a can on the go
I scare myself
While a yellow man
Sits beside me
Well he sits beside me

I broke into someone’s
house today
Just so I could sleep
Half return to sanity

I’m too exhausted
To hope for a home for myself
I’m too exhausted
To hope for or cling to
Too much
I’m too exhausted
To hope for cling
For myself
I’m too exhausted
Where are my ill conceived friends?
I’m too exhausted

I’m drinking a pint of lager
The glass reads 2
In the thick print
2 units that is
That’s the fun of being here
My desire deserves to be conquered
Then I truly move on
Most people in Blackpool
Look truly deserted
The bitter eyes
And the weathered face
Perhaps it’s just the North Sea
Oh no it’s the Irish Sea..
I’m in the pub opposite
The Merrie England Bar
On the North Pier
It promises
Making Blackpool Rock

Lyric Scarlet West
Track Name: Golden Light (feat. Wolfgang Flür)
Golden Light (on Hastings)

On late afternoon they arrived at a village called Hastings. They hadn’t noticed the spot on the map, so much they were damaged with their route that they didn’t take it into consideration for an overnight stay. In that moment when they drove into the village it was covered by a golden light. They raptly parked their car and stepped out.

It meant something to them, that the sky suddenly ripped open here and sent them an enchanting shade over the ocean – nearly divine! Totally carried away by the late atmosphere, they locked the car and undertook
a walk on the “Carlisle Parade“. No one else was out. They stood near the handrail which separated the beach from the street and embraced each other. IT WAS LOVE !

Lyric W. Flür
Track Name: Angels Of Romance (feat. Gavin Friday)
Angels of Romance

​Is the where the story begins like it's make believe and it never ends?

Born to live
live to love​
love kills everything
like it's born to die

​Take a chance
throw it all away
every wound every scar
every dog has it's day​

​every moment of chance has its fear
…And a loving kiss makes it clear
When in love we’re not Alone
It feels like we’re going home

and when the high goes low
sometimes it's chemical
still you waltz with me
we stole this swollen dance
we kissed and killed romance
like some endless soap on tv

I don't wanna hear how your world is all Rock n Sway
I don't wanna hear you say I told you so
I just wanna find someone who can salvate my soul
​Please let it go let it go

The day is dark
The chips are down
always hurt the one we love

there's no tomorrow, just here today

Is this where the story ends cuz everything here has fallen down
I don't wanna go I don't wanna leave
Some Divine intervention is what I need

Throw me a line
baby one more time
Let the Angels sing for you and me

I call on the Angels of Romance

Says Angel Michael
I will protect and strong your loving hearts
Says Angel Jophiel
I will beautify you inside and out
Says Angel Chamuel
I will guide you and keep you safe from rage
Says Angel Raphael
I will heal the wounds and keep your hearts open
Says Angel Raguel
I will instill peace and harmony

We're walking down the street in the dark of the day
It feels like we're going home
We're walking down the street hand in hand
It feels like we're going home

It feels like we're going home
it feels like we're going home

Walk down the street in the dark of the day
It feels like we're going
home

Lyric Gavin Friday
Track Name: Lost In Blue (feat. John Fiddler)
Lost In Blue

I never felt so lonely
ah babe are you feeling lonely too
I got a broken heart now
is your heart breaking too

The earth is spinning round
like an unceremonial burial ground
tonight all my dreams go free
from the chains that are deep inside of me

Let's get high tonight
on the edge of the sky tonight
another day here with you
another day lost in blue
let's get high tonight
on the edge of the sky tonight
another day here with you
another day lost in blue

All my friends are falling
and I feel like falling too
into the blue

The earth is spinning round
like an unceremonial burial ground
tonight all my dreams go free
from the chains of this reality

Let's get high tonight
on the edge of the sky tonight
another day here with you
another day lost in blue
let's get high tonight
on the edge of the sky tonight
another day here with you
another day lost in blue

Let's get high tonight
on the edge of the sky tonight
another day here with you
another day lost in blue
let's get high tonight
on the edge of the sky tonight
another day here with you
another day lost in blue

Let's get high tonight
on the edge of the sky tonight
another day here with you
another day lost in blue
let's get high tonight
on the edge of the sky tonight
another day here with you
another day lost in blue

Everybody's making love
we can never get enough

Everybody's making love
we can never get enough

Lyric John Fiddler (title Anni Hogan)