Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tim Bowness releases 'Smiler at 52' video

Tim Bowness releases 'Smiler at 52' video; UK live dates in July   

Last week saw the release of Tim Bowness' latest solo album 'Abandoned Dancehall Dreams', with it hitting #18 in the UK Rock Album Chart, and the track 'Smiler At 50' gaining an award nomination for Anthem at the Progressive Music Awards 2014. Now, in advance of two UK live dates in July, he is pleased to reveal a new animated video for the track 'Smiler At 52' which you can view here:  

Prog Magazine have already proclaimed Abandoned Dancehall Dreams to be 'arch art-progger Bowness's masterpiece...and a contender as the triumph of 2014', while Classic Rock magazine awarded it 9/10 and called it a 'cinematic and contemporary classic'.

You can also check out the official music video for 'The Warm-Up Man Forever' directed by Miles Skarin of Crystal Spotlight Design, whose previous work includes visuals for The Pineapple Thief and Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull. View that here:

The record is available as Limited Edition 2CD Digipak, 180g Gatefold LP (incl. album on CD) & digital download. You can order it from the InsideOutMusic shop here: and Burning Shed here:

As well as: 

The full track-listing is as follows:  1. The Warm-Up Man Forever
2. Smiler At 50
3. Songs Of Distant Summers
4. Waterfoot
5. Dancing For You
6. Smiler At 52
7. I Fought Against The South
8. Beaten By Love

Bonus Disc   Mixes:
1. There Were Days (Smiler At 52, Grasscut Mix)
2. Sounds Of Distant Summers (Songs Of Distant Summers, Richard Barbieri Mix)
3. Singing For You (Dancing For You, UXB Mix)

4. Abandoned Dancehall Dream
5. The Sweetest Bitter Pill
6. The Warm-Up Man Forever (Band Version)
7. Songs Of Distant Summers Part 1 (BandVersion)
8. Songs Of Distant Summers Part 2 (Band Version)

Tim has also announced two UK shows for July and a Netherlands gig where he will perform with his band Henry Fool, playing tracks from the new solo album, as well as No-Man and Henry Fool material. Those dates can be found below:

11th July - Borderline, London, UK TICKETS:

'Abandoned Dancehall Dreams' was produced by Bowness and mixed by Steven Wilson. It also features performances from Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Anna Phoebe (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and members of the No-Man live band (Stephen Bennett, Michael Bearpark, Pete Morgan, Steven Wilson, Andrew Booker and Steve Bingham).

Tim Bowness is primarily known as vocalist/co-writer with the band No-Man, a long-running collaboration with Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree). In addition to releasing six studio albums and a documentary DVD with No-Man, Tim has worked with popular Italian artist Alice, Robert Fripp, Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine), OSI and Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera (amongst many others), and is a member of the bands Henry Fool and Memories Of Machines.

TIM BOWNESS online:   

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