Love Is Red

Release date
21 Jun 2005
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
33:43

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 You're The Bomb 2:58 1,644
2 So Beautiful 3:07 1,082
3 Love Is Red 2:39 1,015
4 Wilderness 4:33 427
5 Reunion 3:09 655
6 Moon 3:05 956
7 Settlement 2:42 578
8 You Got A Reputation 3:37 325
9 Doxology 3:58 718
10 Love Won't Last The Afternoon 3:55 307

About this album

In Berlin there is a subterranean recording studio with red carpet and chandeliers, Telefunken microphones and Gibson acoustic guitars. It lies underneath a pre-war building pockmarked with bulletholes, its stone face adorned by a handcarved facade and a perfectly rusted old clock that hasn’t ticked for sixty years. The clock’s hands stopped, the locals will tell you, when the bombs started to drop. But they’ll also tell you
that the clock tells the correct time, twice a day. Here, secreted in an underground bunker with drummer Sim Cain and bassist John Abbey, David Poe made a record entitled Love Is Red.

WHY BERLIN? They all asked. “The chicks,” says Poe, no doubt referring to a red- headed dancer from the Frankfurt Ballet who graces the cover of the new CD. But the truth was that after the long process of creating The Late Album, the critically-acclaimed follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut, Poe longed to make a record without robots, and he wanted to make it quickly.

Enter Ulf Zick, the fresh-faced econo-mogul who runs Berlin’s Ulftone music label. A longtime fan of Poe’s shoot-from-the-hip live show, Ulf convinced the adventurous Jim Voxx, engineer and guitarist for the rock band Skew Siskin, that recording Poe’s unpredictable trio live in his legendary Monongo Studios would be “fun.” The answer to the question “Why Berlin?” soon became “Why not?”

So it was that New Yorkers David Poe, Sim Cain and John Abbey went to Berlin in the cruel winter of 2004 to record this in-the-moment album.

Other releases

Listening Trend

1,446listeners all time
21,571scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Top Listeners