Though a long sixteen years have elapsed, I still vividly recall that autumn evening back in October of 2003, when my friend Veronica and I witnessed Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man’s magnificent performance at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. Just as hauntingly beautiful on stage as heard on the duo’s collaborative album Out of Season (2002), the elegiac, exquisitely crafted songs delivered by the Portishead vocalist and Talk Talk co-founder/bassist Paul Webb that night moved my companion—and I suspect many others assembled in the crowd—to tears.
Long out of print and conspicuously absent from major streaming services, Out of Season is thankfully returning on vinyl next month. Remastered at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios and due to arrive in stores on heavyweight wax October 11th, the reissue is sure to reignite interest for the album among those already familiar with its many understated charms, while introducing its set of ten sublime reveries to a new generation of discerning listeners.
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