2022 Charity Shop Purchases #83 - Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield
This one just sneaks in and in all likelihood will be the last recorded charity purchase for 2022 albeit I've had it for months.
The reason for the delay? It is a vinyl purchase and was added to the pile for Christmas Day. That is one reason why I have not done a best of for 2022 as there are about half a dozen or so which still require a proper listen.
In Search of Harperfield is from 2016 on the Chemikal Underground label and as things stand it is the most recent of the thee solo albums by the Delgados singer and guitarist Emma Pollock.
I picked it up in Oxfam on Glasgow's Byres Road. As it was from Oxfam and in the West End it was not cheap at £9.99. However it is in excellent condition and has been signed by Emma so well worth a purchase.
It joins 2017's Stop the Fireworks on the shelves. The missing one being 2010's The Law of Large Numbers.
It is Emma so as you would expect it is excellent. Here is a great review of the album from JC
Despite no solo albums since 2016 she has popped up live on a number of occasions and has co-written tracks with the band The Warm Digits. She was also part of the Album Club collective of writers and musicians who met up at Glasgow's iconic bar The Laurieston to talk about albums (a bit like a book club) and ended up writing and recording one on LNFG
In other news The Delgados have reformed for a handful of concerts in January.I have my ticked for The Barrowlands and can hardly wait!