BETH GIBBONS RUSTIN MAN Out Of Season LP
Out of Season is the extraordinary album recorded by Portishead singer Beth Gibbons and former Talk Talk bassist Paul Webb (under the pseudonym Rustin Man). The record also features contributions from Gibbons' fellow Portishead bandmate Adrian Utley.
A departure from both previous bands, it is a distinctive mix of folk and jazz styles with a very contemporary twist, with influences ranging from Billie Holiday and Nick Drake to Burt Bacharach and the dark and tragic presence of Dusty Springfield. The atmospheric material lent itself to soundtrack qualities - the track Mysteries appears on the original soundtrack of the French movie Les Poupées Russes and in Wim Wenders' Palermo Shooting.
Originally released in 2002, Out of Season has been out of print on vinyl for many years. Now, the album returns to the format, having been remastered at Abbey Road.
2. Tom the Model
5. Sand River
6. Spider Monkey
9. Funny Time of Year
10. Rustin Man