Nectarine No.9 - Saint Jack

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Davey Henderson's Nectarine No.9 re-release 'Saint Jack': one of the truly great Scottish albums of the last twenty years on Forever Heavenly. It was originally released on Postcard Records in 1995. With 'Saint Jack', The Nectarine No. 9 created an album of gorgeous scope. There are occasional chimingly pretty instrumentals - 'Curdled Fragments' suggests that if anyone is considering a noir-ish remake of Bill Forsyth's 'Local Hero' the soundtrack is already partly written. The album's title track, however, growls out of the traps - urgent, compelling. The Nectarine No. 9 were joined in the studio by Jock Scot - a charismatic music-industry Zelig who'd worked as roadie for Ian Dury And The Blockheads and read his poetry as concert guest of Belle and Sebastian and The Libertines. Jock's spoken narrative 'Just Another Fucked Up Little Druggy On The Scene' was added to the album's gathering pop-art excellence.åÊ

LP - Comes with download which features the album plus peel sessions.