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Ian Broudie’s beautiful solo debut Tales Told becomes available for the first time ever on vinyl and vinyl replica CD. The album was recorded in Liverpool during a series of sessions with members of The Coral and The Zutons. On its original release in 2004, Tales Told marked a departure from Ian’s previous work with The Lightning Seeds. Instead, Ian stripped his songwriting to its bare fundaments, drawing on personal events in his life to create an album of tender, lovelorn ruminations.
Ian is best known for his work with The Lightning Seeds, whose debut single Pure heralded a run of well-loved hits which included Sense, The Life of Riley, Marvelous, Lucky You, Change and You Showed Me. With The Lightning Seeds, Ian was also responsible for the multi-platinum single Three Lions, which in 2018 made chart history when it enjoyed its fourth spell at number one – the most enjoyed by the same artist.
Released in 2004, Ian Broudie’s Tales Told is a lost, lovelorn masterpiece which saw Broudie strip away all the ornamentation found on his best-known Lightning Seeds songs – alchemising the emotions of the “turbulent and uncertain years” preceding it into a work of deeply personal beauty. Other musicians featured on the record include members of The Coral and The Zutons. Tales Told is available as a Needle Mythology vinyl album, with a four-track EP of outtakes, three of which are previously unreleased. A vinyl replica CD version featuring the extra four songs is also be available.
Speaking about its belated vinyl debut, Ian says, “I’m proud that Tales Told has been chosen as one of the records to launch Needle Mythology.”