charles hayward

Survive the Gesture

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SR70 out of stock

First album by Charles Hayward, published in 1994
(precedently released in 1987 on Ink).

After the dissolution of the extraordinary and mythical This Heat and the split of the uncomprehended The Camberwell Now, Charles Hayward, frontman of these groups, composer, singer, drummer (one of England's most extraodinary), and keyboardist finally records his first solo album: Survive the Gesture.

Back in 1988 Charles presented a collection of songs in the finest English vein (from XTC to Robert Wyatt). Long time out of stock, Survive the Gesture was digitally remastered and is now issued on Sub Rosa, who is, for this occasion, proud to present on its catalogue everything Charles Hayward has realised under his name.

Nobody will be able to resist Australia, the final song of the album, where Charles thinks of his friend who has set out to try his fortune on another continent and sings:

And now he sleeps through our days,
Dreamtime while we work,
And he spends Christmas Day in the sunshine.

FEATURES

CHARLES HAYWARD
LESLEY EVANS
LEW EVANS
TREFOR GORONWY
STEPHEN RICKARD
DAVE POWELL

TRACK LISTING CD / 10 TRACKS

01 Make believe 4:31
02 Let's pretend 3:01
03 North Southwark 3:18
04 Pretend to believe 3:43
05 Crystal Palace 7:38
06 This misunderstanding 2:44
07 You and me 3:37
08 Time and motion 3:18
09 That distant light 4:19
10 Australia 4:45