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Frank Turner

No Man's Land White Vinyl

LP £20.00

Release Date: 16/08/2019

Discs: 1

FRANK TURNER has announced details of his forthcoming eighth new album ‘NO MAN’S LAND’ released on August 16th on Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records. With 2018 Producer of the Year Catherine Marks at the helm and featuring a dynamic cast of all-female musicians, ‘No Man’s Land’ is an album dedicated to telling the fascinating stories of women whose incredible lives have all too often been overlooked by dint of their gender. “These stories should have been told already,” says Turner of the album and its accompanying podcast series, ‘Tales From No Man’s Land’ which launches its first episode today. “And I suspect if they were men they would be better known.”

The women featured on the album’s 13 tracks come from across wide geographical and historical lines. There’s Byzantine princess Kassiani (The Hymn of Kassiani), Egyptian feminist activist Huda Sha'arawi (The Lioness), and Resusci Anne (Rescue Annie) an apocryphal drowned virgin whose face was used as the model for the medical CPR mannequin across the world (“You can’t not write a song about a woman who died never having been kissed and then became the most kissed face in history,” reasons Turner). There’s the serial killer from the Deep South who plucked her victims from lonely hearts pages (Nannie Doss), the jazz-obsessed heiress who fought for the Free French (Nica Rothschild), a rowdy coach house landlady from 17th century Camden Town accused of witchcraft (Jinny Bigham), the Wild West vaudeville star shot by a smalltown outlaw (Dora Hand). These are just a few of the fascinating characters who feature on No Man’s Land and have long been ignored by the mainstream.

1. Jinny Bingham's Ghost
2. Sister Rosetta
3. I Believed You, William Blake
4. Nica
5. A Perfect Wife
6. Silent Key
7. Eye of the Day
8. The Death of Dora Hand
9. The Graveyard of the Outcast Dead
10. The Lioness
11. The Hymn of Kassiani
12. Rescue Annie
13. Rosemary Jane