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Gimme Five
August 1, 2011, 7:42 pm
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Here’s the Japanese promo edition of fifth album, ‘In The Music’.

It’s very rare and very nice.

2009 Victor Entertainment Inc. VICP-64691

November 13, 2010, 11:09 am
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Recorded live over 2 intimate acoustic shows on Monday 23 and Wednesday 25 November 2009 in the conservatory of Glasgow’s Brel Bar, Brel features acoustic performances of nearly every song from the Trashcan Sinatras’ most recent studio album, ‘In The Music’.

It includes 17 tracks in total with a further eight songs from the shows available on the US version of In The Music – but you’ve already got that one haven’t you?

It’s a great wee CD and is recorded like all live albums should be – without the annoying two second gap between each song.

9 November 2010 Lo-Five Records LO5021

Live Series Radio Sessions Vol.2
June 9, 2010, 6:12 pm
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Featuring 17 tracks, this CD of radio and other session performances was recorded during the 2009 ‘In The Music’ world tour.

The CD comes in a simple cardboard sleeve and includes at least one song from each of the band’s 5 studio albums, with the tracks split between acoustic and full band.

It also includes one unreleased song called ‘Stairs of New York’ – kind of a funny song about the band’s adventures in New York. The song was taken from the recent session they recorded for Daytrotter.

1 June 2010 Bobame Recordings bobame 009 (US)

Get Into The Music Y’All
May 8, 2010, 9:21 am
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Finally – after some typical Trashcan teething troubles – the fifth studio album ‘In The Music’ was released at the end of April 2010 in North America and Canada through the band’s UK record label Lo-Five Records, with digital distribution available through Ingrooves (it should be available at every digital download site you can think of) and physical distribution via Fontana (part of Universal Music Group).

ITM, in my opinion, is their best to date and on the US release there’s the added bonus of eight tracks. These were recorded on November 23 and 25, 2009 at Brel in Glasgow. ‘Send For Henny’ featuring Eddi Reader is worth the shipping cost alone. These songs should also feature in a proposed release later in 2010 entitled ‘Brel’ – a kind of brother or sister (you choose) to ‘Fez’.

The artwork and packaging – designed by the mighty Emlyn Firth – is magic (negative type et al) and comes in a digipak sleeve with a little cutout pocket to hold the lyric booklet – nice!

27 April 2010 Lo-Five Records LO5006 (US)

Promo People
April 22, 2010, 8:32 pm
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People. There’s millions of us. We go about our business everyday, sometimes happily, sometimes not but we’re mostly all, oblivious to others around us.

But one sunny autumn Sunday afternoon, John Douglas captured a few minutes of joy on his trusted old Super8, that would eventually become the official video for ‘People’, the second single from the Trashcan Sinatras album ‘In The Music’.

It’s filmed in Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, Nagoya and Buchanan Street, Glasgow, where by chance two girls were giving free hugs to the punters of Glasgow. John happened to be in the vicinity and captured it for us all to see.

The hug girls, Olivia and Katherine, were eventually tracked down sometime after the video was made and were guests of honour at the two Brel acoustic gigs in November of 2009.

Great story. Great tune .

Here’s Olivia and Katherine (although I’m not sure who’s who)

November 2009 Lo-Five Records

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