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Paul Heaton Jacqui Abbot Crooked Calypso

Paul Heaton Jacqui Abbot Crooked Calypso

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Vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release, the third album from former Beautiful South vocalists Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott. Crooked Calypso boasts all the hallmarks of Heaton's peerless songwriting: songs buoyant with melody, and redolent with biting wit, but also real emotion. Opening track 'I Gotta Praise', a euphoric secular Gospel anthem, raises the roof and opens the record in style. 'The Lord Is A White Con', meanwhile, considers religion as an exploitative tool of empire builders, while 'She Got The Garden' is the wittiest divorce song since 'D-I-V-O-R-C-E'. And then there is 'Blackwater Banks', a gorgeous Irish waltz that the Dubliners would be proud to call their own.

  • Disc 1
  • 1I Gotta Praise
  • 2He Wants To
  • 3If I May
  • 4She Got the Garden
  • 5People Like Us
  • 6Blackwater Banks
  • 7The Lord Is a White Con
  • 8Silence Is
  • 9Love Makes You Happy
  • 10The Fat Man
  • 11Your Bit of Stuff
  • 12He Can't Marry Her