Includes Colin Hay's NOW AND THE EVERMORE (MORE) Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc CD + I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF CD.
Now and the Evermore Limited Edition Blue LP:
Deluxe Edition CD and digital formats include seven unreleased and never before heard tracks from the original Now and the Evermore recording sessions.
Features special guest appearances by Ringo Starr, Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr All Star Band), Jimmy Earl (Jimmy Kimmel Live! Band), Jim Hoke (NRBQ), Michael McGoldrick, Cecilia Noel, and Reese Wynans (Double Trouble).
Compass Records is excited to announce the release of a deluxe edition of Colin Hay’s acclaimed 2022 album NOW AND THE EVERMORE. The deluxe edition, titled NOW AND THE EVERMORE (MORE). Says Hay, “Upon listening to these songs, which were part of the NOW AND THE EVERMORE recording sessions, I am struck by a sense of yearning. For what is unclear, but the context is set within the fleeting nature of time, and the subsequent importance of the here and now. I think they deserve to run free.”
Written and recorded in Hay’s adopted hometown of Los Angeles and at Compass Sound Studio in Nashville, NOW AND THE EVERMORE (MORE) celebrates life and love, and finding silver linings and reasons to smile through the challenges of recent times. The music brims with fanciful melodies and lush orchestration. Hay’s performances are likewise animated and full of life, drawing on vintage pop charm, pub rock muscle, and folk sincerity to forge a sound that’s at once playful and profound, clever and compassionate, whimsical and earnest. And the lyrics offer the listener a roadmap for confronting the challenges of our times, responding to pain with beauty and doubt with wonder.
Colin Hay stepped onto the international stage as the front man and principle songwriter for ‘80s Australian hitmakers Men At Work, becoming one of the recognizable vocalists in pop music with his soaring vocals, infectious melodies and pointedly quizzical lyrical outlook. Classic songs like “Down Under,” “Overkill,” and “Who Can It Be Now?” unscroll like miniature movies, with timeless twists and a bittersweet sense of humor. That wry humor has stuck with Hay though his solo albums and projects, from his most recent solo release, to international tours as a member of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. A Hay-penned song (“What’s My Name”) not only made its way onto Starr’s 2019 album but also became the title track.
“It’s fair to say that Now And The Evermore is, in fact, an album for the ages.” ****
“Hay is the consummate songwriter, who’s only gotten better and better with age.” —Daytrotter
“Hay has been attracting new fans with gentle, ruminative acoustic songs.”
—The New York Times
I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF CD:
FEATURING SONGS FROM: The Beatles, Blind Faith, Del Amitri, Dusty Springfield, Faces, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Glen Campbell, Jimmy Cliff, The Kinks
Colin Hay first emerged as songwriter/vocalist for hitmakers Men at Work before establishing himself as a solo artist. But his love for music was born in his native Scotland while working at his parents’ record store and hearing the hits of the day. At home during quarantine in 2021 Hay was moved to record some of his favorites from that period. From the Kinks’ “Waterloo Sunset” to Faces’ “Ooh La La” and Dusty Springfield’s “I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself”, Hay delivers a set a lushly reimagined classics that showcase both his talent for interpreting songs and his iconic vocals.