Robert Forster Warm Nights

Needle Mythology
2nd February 2024

Format Info

LP + 7"

The “Director’s Cut”; re-issue, featuring revised tracklisting and previously unreleased material. Originally released in 1996, Warm Nights repositioned Robert’s standing as one of the great songwriters of the post-punk era. Robert recalls that producer Edwyn Collins “got the [intended] sound of the album completely: a dry low- end groove pitched somewhere between Creedence Clearwater Revival and Willie Mitchell’s early ’70s Hi
Records work.” Towards the end of the sessions some complications arose – and it’s these complications that
Robert has seized the chance to remedy for this new release of Warm Nights. “It was Edwyn’s idea,” explains
Robert, “to bring in a three-piece brass section – it fitted some of the songs beautifully, but it was in the mixing
of the brass and the effect it had on the running order that things got complicated, [resulting in] two changes
to the album that have been bugging me for 25 years.” Finally, Robert can sleep easy. The revised edition of Warm Nights sees the inclusion of the brass version “Fortress” and the addition of “The Way Home” (a song that Robert rashly demoted from the original album and is here for the first time on vinyl).
Complementing the revised iteration of Warm Nights is a 7” EP featuring the original album version of
“Fortress”, “Rock ’n’ Roll Friend”, “Hypnotized” (originally released on the Cryin’ Love CD single) and “Did You
End Up With The One You Love?", a beautiful, hitherto forgotten song Needle Mythology unearthed from the
original tape reels from the West Heath recording sessions. Ltd edition of 1000 black vinyl to retail First time
on vinyl for some of the songs Remastered at Abbey Road Brand new artwork inc. new liner notes from Robert
This year has seen Robert receive career-best reviews for his most recent album, The Candle & The Flame and,
through Needle Mythology, he even made time to create his own signature muesli, Spring Grain, which has
been featured in The Times Saturday Magazine and Observer Food Monthly.

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