Tim Burgess and Peter Gordon release Same Language Different Worlds on September 2nd through Burgess' own label O Genesis. The Charlatans frontman originally met New Yorker Peter Gordon in 2012 and they decided then on a music collaboration. Burgess had been a long time fan of Gordon’s work with Arthur Russell and The Love Of Life Orchestra. The album was produced by Gordon in New York and features many of his and Tim’s previous collaborators: Ernie Brooks who played with Arthur Russell on the first Modern Lovers album, trombone player Peter Zummo, conga player Mustafa Ahmed and Nik Void from Factory Floor.
"What I love about working with Peter is that in the late 70s with Peter Zummo and Arthur Russell and all the New York cats at The Kitchen, they were all making futuristic records," Burgess enthuses. "Now Peter in his mid-60s is still looking to do that. It's the world that I want to be in."
Tim Book Two is the follow-up to Telling Stories, the hugely successful memoir of Tim Burgess, lead singer of the Charlatans. It tells of his lifelong passion for vinyl and the shops that sell them.
After his first book, Tim had more to say. But, instead of another autobiography he chose a different way of telling his story. Tim set himself a quest. He would get in touch with people he admired, and ask them to suggest an album for him to track down on his travels, giving an insight into what makes them tick. It would also offer a chance to see how record shops were faring in the digital age – one in which vinyl was still a much-treasured format.
Tim assembled his cast of characters, from Iggy Pop to Johnny Marr, David Lynch to Cosey Fanni Tutti. Texts, phone calls, emails and handwritten notes went out. Here is the tender, funny and surprising story of what came back.
To coincide with the publication of the new Tim Burgess book Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco, we are pleased to announce the release a compilation of tracks from the book. The album will be released through Tim's own label, O Genesis.
Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul To San Francisco follows a road trip undertaken by Tim Burgess tracking down records recommended by the likes of Ian Rankin, Iggy Pop and Kim Gordon- it's a celebration of vinyl and those that collect it as well as those that sell it.
The compilation, 'Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco, is recommendations of the great and the good in life from The Clash chosen by one of The Vaccines to Willie Nelson picked by one of The Clash. No rules. Love sit comfortably beside Joy Division, Isao Tomita next to Duane Eddy. And it’s unlikely you'll find an album with music by Fad Gadget, Tchaikovsky and Allen Ginsberg.