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Tim Burgess Typical Music

Bella Union
23rd September 2022

Format Info

2LP Colour VInyl

2LP 140g Coloured vinyl

LP1 = Red Transparent / LP2 = Blue Transparent

2LP - Colour Vinyl + Ticket Bundle

2LP 140g Coloured vinyl

LP1 = Red Transparent / LP2 = Blue Transparent

Includes Ticket for Q+A Event, 26th September

Event Ticket Only
Tim's Listening Party Live + Q&A + Signing
CD+Ticket Bundle
Includes Ticket for Q+A Event, 26th September
Dinked 2LP

Clear Vinyl 2LP

Gatefold Sleeve with Alternative Artwork

‘Typical Music’ Sticker Set

Hand-Numbered & Signed A5 Print Limited Pressing of 1000

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Has there been a busier musician over the last two years? A more prolific artist? More creative? More heroic?

Tim Burgess – as self-effacing a band leader, solo star, label runner, repeat memoirist and all-round caffeinated can-do kid as you’ll find – would certainly shrink from the latter accolade. “A hero??” he’d likely mutter with a shake of his boyish mop. “For playing some records?”

Yes, Tim, we would say that. And not just because with the May 2020, mid-lockdown appearance of I Love The New Sky, his fifth solo album, he undauntedly pushed on with releasing an album that brought much-needed sunshine to a world
enveloped in gloom.

Over the course of the first year of the pandemic, Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties were a lifeline for many. At a time when the world shut down, we all retreated indoors, alone, and cancelled gigs were the least of our worries, the North Country Boy’s idea of utilising social media to unite us round a digital turntable was inspired.

Meanwhile, Burgess was writing. And writing. And writing. From September 2020 to summer 2021, ideas poured out of
Burgess. He’d been encouraged by Simon Raymonde, boss of his record label Bella Union ¬– and, of course, a former Cocteau Twin. He applied a musician’s logic: if you can’t tour your last album, write a new one. Then, when you can tour again, you’ll have two albums’ worth of songs to play.

Well, now, arguably, Burgess has three albums’ worth of songs to perform live. Typical Music is a 22-track double, a
blockbuster set of songs that are as expansive and diverse as they are rich. As fun as they are funky. That embrace heartache and love. That run the gamut, from ABBA (in the shape of guest vocalist Pearl Charles, whose own brilliant Magic Mirror album is the sound of the magic Swedes doin disco) to Zappa (free-form studio experimentation is go!).


Here Comes The Weekend
Time That We Call Time
Revenge Through Art
Kinectic Connection
Typical Music
Take Me With You
After This
The Centre of Me (Is a Symphony of You)
When I See You
Magic Rising
Tender Hooks
L.O.S.T Lost / Will You Take A Look At My Hand Please
A Bloody Nose
In May
Slacker (Than I’ve Ever Been)
View From Above
A Quarter to Eight
Sooner Than Yesterday
Sure Enough
What’s Meant For You Won’t Pass By You

Other Releases by Tim Burgess