Legs XI – The Libertines

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Album, Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds | Posted on 08-05-2009

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the-libertines-sepia-poster-c11737612-741918Legs XI was a demo session recorded in the early days of The Libertines. It was never officially released but can be easily downloaded on the internet for free. The session was 8 tracks long and had a distinctive swing feel to it with Doherty feigning a Sinatra-esque vocal style. The session also features the former Libertines cellist Vicky Chapman. This session could have been released as an album or EP in its own right and features some of my favourite Libertines tracks



Music When The Lights Go Out


Hooray For The 21st Century


Love On The Dole


Bucket Shop


Sister Sister


Anything But Love


France


Seven Deadly Frenchmen

“If you still love me, by morning, oh you’ll find me waiting in the garden by the cherry-blossom tree. Bring tin cups of wine and cigarettes, come to me in pirouettes oh my darling, save all your love for me.”

The Legs XI session as well as all other Libertines and Babyshambles sessions can be downloaded from this site for free and legally, enjoy.

Another track well worth listening to is ‘Your My Waterloo’ it’s very pretty.


You’re My Waterloo

Grace/Wastelands

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Acoustic, Album, Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Rock | Posted on 06-04-2009

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Grace/WastelandsGrace/Wastelands was released on 16/03/09 in the U.K. Peter Doherty won Best Solo Artist at the 2009 Shockwaves NME awards before the album was released. The album features a lot of songs that have been knocking about over the years in demos and sessions such as ‘HQ Sessions Second Wave’ and ‘Acousticalullaby Sessions.’ Grace/Wastelands includes a number of guest appearances such as Dot Allison singing in ‘Sheepskin Tearaway’, string sections and Graham Coxon’s production, particularly in ‘Last of the English Roses.’ The album still sounds distinctly Pete with a romantic, old fashioned sound like yellowing paper. The complete track listing of 
Grace/Wastelands is as follows:

‘Arcady’Peter Doherty
‘Last Of The English Roses’
‘1939 Returning’
‘A Little Death Around The Eyes’
‘Salome’
‘I Am The Rain’
‘Sweet By And By’
‘Palace Of Bone’
‘Sheepskin Tearaway’
‘Broken Love Song’
‘New Love Grows On Trees’
‘Lady, Don’t Fall Backwards’

To download all the old Libertines and Babyshambles sessions for free, visit 
http://version2.andrewkendall.com/pages/misc/babyshambles2.php