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Four (Acts Of Love)
FOUR (Acts of Love) is Mick Harveyâ€™s sixth solo studio album, and follows 2011â€™s Sketches from the Book of the Dead.
Harvey, renowned for his career with The Birthday Party and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is equally known for his soundtrack work (Chopper, To Have And To Hold, Australian Rules) and his production work (Anita Lane, Rowland S Howard and most recently PJ Harveyâ€™s Mercury Prize winning album, Let England Shake).
FOUR (Acts of Love) is a contemplation on romantic love - it's loss, re-awakening, our ongoing struggles with it and its place in our universe. The album is a song cycle, divided into 3 Acts.
The album features original compositions by Mick Harvey alongside a song by long time collaborator PJ Harvey (â€˜Gloriousâ€™) and interpretations of The Saintsâ€™ â€˜The Story of Loveâ€™, Van Morrisonâ€™s â€˜The Way Young Lovers Doâ€™, Exumaâ€™s â€˜Summertime in New Yorkâ€™ and Roy Orbisonâ€™s â€˜Wild Hearts (Run Out of Time)â€™.
FOUR (Acts of Love) was recorded at Grace Lane, North Melbourne and Atlantis Sound, Melbourne and features regular collaborators Rosie Westbrook on double bass and JP Shilo on guitar and violin.
1. Praise the Earth (Wheels of Amber and Gold)
3. Midnight on the Ramparts
4. Summertime in New York
5. Where There's Smoke (before)
6. God Made the Hammer
7. I Wish That I Were Stone
8. The Way Young Lovers Do
9. A Drop, An Ocean
10. The Story of Love
11. Where There's Smoke (after)
12. Wild Hearts
13. Fairy Dust
14. Praise the Earth (An Ephemeral Play)