James Dean Bradfield
That's No Way to Tell a Lie
James Dean Bradfield releases his debut solo single 'That's No Way to Tell a Lie' on 10th July 2006, on Columbia.
Following the highly productive sessions for the new Manic Street Preachers studio album, the ever-distinct voice of James Dean Bradfield, emerges with a re-invigorated writing confidence and a hugely anticipated debut solo album. With his band in the studio recording their eighth studio album (but most definitely not split up, bassist/lyricist Nicky Wire is recording his solo album, and drummer Sean Moore is looking after a new release of his own as a father), James has produced his first solo album, entitled 'The Great Western'.
'The Great Western' was recorded in Wales, Berlin and London with James playing most of the instruments (a Super Furry Animal crops up on drums along the way) and writing virtually all of the lyrics. Nicky Wire contributes words to 'Bad Boys And Painkillers' and James covers Jacques Brel's 'To See a Friend in Tears', but elsewhere it is all James' work. James sought influence from John Cale, Badfinger, Kyffin Williams and the much travelled journey from Cardiff Central to London Paddington during the recording: we've also heard the Steve Miller Band, Todd Rundgren and Rattlesnakes era Lloyd Cole in there.
'That's No Way To Tell A Lie' is not James Dean Bradfield's first post-Manics single, then.
It is his first solo single. "I just realised last night I actually really enjoyed it a lot. Seeing 'Words and Music by James Dean Bradfield' written down actually made me feel happy. For once I've lost a bit of my insecurity."
'That's No Way to Tell a Lie' is released on 10th July 2006
'The Great Western' is released on 24th July 2006
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