Robert Forster Beautiful Hearts

Needle Mythology
2nd February 2024

Format Info

LP + 7"

Following its unanimously acclaimed expanded reissues of Robert Forster’s first two solo albums Danger In The
Past and Calling From A Country Phone, Needle Mythology Records is proud to announce the long-awaited
remastered reissue of Robert’s ‘I Had A New York Girlfriend’ now retitled as ‘Beautiful Hearts’. The album saw Robert tackle a diverse array of his favourite songs from other composers – among them Mickey Newbury’s “Frisco Depot”, Martha & The Muffins’ “Echo Beach”, “Alone” by Heart and Guy Clark’s “Broken- Hearted People”; Having had three decades to reflect on the record, Robert took this chance to revisit the
album’s title and artwork. I Had A New York Girlfriend had been an eleventh-hour decision, a line taken from
the Modern Lovers song “Old World”. The working title had always been Beautiful Hearts, a phrase borrowed
from another song, “For Those” by Tindersticks. With the old title gone, the artwork – a New York street scene
– no longer made sense. “So in its place,” explains Robert, “comes a contemporaneous photograph of me
conducting a set of musicians crashing into the album’s opening cut ‘Nature’s Way’. Well… that’s the fantasy.”
First time on vinyl for this remastered deluxe reissue, the vinyl package is completed by a 7″single that
features Robert’s versions of “The Lady Don’t Mind” (Talking Heads) and “Freddy Fender’s Sohn” (F.S.K.).
Remastered at Abbey Road Brand new artwork inc. new liner notes from Robert Ltd edition of 1000 black vinyl
to retail

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