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memeserver I loved the orignal and good albums deserve another go. I reckon Martin is *the* most overlooked of the 1980s roots-pop acts. I like Prefab Spout and Aztec Camera, but the Daintees were a step up again... Favorite track: I can see.
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andyweller Hi! Good job! An evergreen Classic in My opinion... Hope to see you in Milano Italy... Favorite track: I can see.
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Tim Mee A little part of me wondered why it was necessary to re-record the superb original. While I do think that the omission of the saxophone this time around is a mistake, otherwise the reinterpretations of the songs have been done respectfully and shine new light on some terrific creations ~ which have clearly stood the test of time well. Looking forward to seeing the album toured soon. Favorite track: Wholly humble heart.
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Portsian This album was my introduction to MS&D. Loved it from the start, personal yet universal. One song struck a chord we me and my friends. Wholly Humble Heart is still one of my favourite tracks ever. I saw them live so many times, once 4 times in a week, fond fond memories and the music still touches me. Haven’t listened to them in long time and am gutted I missed the Gladsome tour. Favorite track: Wholly humble heart.
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GDD The original Gladsome is one of my favourite albums of all time, from any artist ever. I was worried that a re-visit of this album wouldn't move me as much as the original - but, by god, this does. A truly lovely, genuine piece of work with tunes that still get right to my core just as if I was listening to them the first time all those years (and life experiences) ago! Thanks Martin - your music continues to bring joy to the world. G.
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Slaughterman 04:20
The Wait 03:49
I can see 04:28
Nancy 03:30
Goodbye John 04:49
I Pray 05:59
Get Get Gone 14:43



Special Offer for #TimsTwitterListeningParty for the original 1988 release of "Gladsome, Humour & Blue".


To mark the Twitter listening party hosted by Tim Burgess on Tuesday 3rd November at 9pm we've reduced all downloads of "Gladsome 30", to just £3.50 and the first 50 CDs down to £6.

The offer ends at midnight UK time on 10th November 2020. Thank you for your support..

Stay safe guys!

Martin xx


Re-recorded especially to celebrate this beautiful album's 30th anniversary
We chose Beetroot Studios in Airdrie and long time engineer Stuart Macleod who guests on guitar..
There is already a national tour booked for the autumn
This is an amazing re-take of what some say The Daintees strongest offering!


released May 30, 2018

John Steel: Elec guitars and add bass guitar
Kate Stephenson: Drumming and percussing
Christopher Mordey: Bass
Susanna Wolfe: Female backing vocals
Stuart Macleod: guest guitarist
Anna Lavigne: Additional female vocal (Me & Mathew)
Martin Stephenson: Acoustic & electric guitars, lead vocals

Produced by Martin Stephenson & Stuart Macleod
Mastered by Darius and Amsterdam Mastering, Holland

Sleeve art: Steve Carroll (painting of original photo by Juan Fitzgerald)
Sleeve design martin Stephenson
Graphic art: Colin Mee
Pilgrim sketch: Phoebe Stephenson


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Born Durham 27th July 1961


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