Junkyard Hearts

Joseph Arthur

Released 30 July 2012

  1. The Coldest Sea
  2. This Heart Will Swallow Us
  3. Jumping In With You
  4. Take Me Back Home
  5. Hold On Dear
  6. Marmalade Eyes
  7. Queen Of Brooklyn
  8. Glue Sniffer
  9. Dear Lord
  10. Bill Wilson
  11. Tiny Echoes
  12. Space Needle
  13. Be My Friend
  14. The Termite Song
  15. Favorite Girl
  16. Crackerjack Box
  17. Voices Will Fight
  18. Still The Same
  19. In The Middle Of The Night

Liner notes

Two years on from Come To Where I’m From —and proving that he’s ever his own man— Joseph released a quartet of EPs (under the collective name of Junkyard Hearts) that were only available on his UK tour of 2002. A decade on, these scarce-as-hen’s-teeth recordings are being reissued in two-CD set, allowing those unable to attend that tour the chance to give some love to these half-forgotten gems. They very much demand your attention —19 confirmations of a man at the peak of his substantial powers.

'An oddball songsmith who eaves words, guitars and a whole heap of discordant sounds into songs that hang around your head long after they finish' Uncut Magazine (UK)

Reviews

  • Junkyard Hearts is a compilation of Arthur's earlier works that were released as four seperate eps back in 2002 and are now unavailable. The result allows us to re-visit these songs and gain a deeper appreciation of just how engaged and creative an artist can be at the peak of his powers. Dailylocal.com (USA)

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Further Listening

  • Redemption’s Son

    Joseph Arthur

    Released 10 June 2002

    Joseph Arthur’s third album is a consistently inspired, occasionally frazzled, and often startlingly beautiful album. It's the kind of record with which you can build a slow, sustainable love affair. Its rich textures, vulnerability, and acute, poetic lyrics are guaranteed to slacken jaws and raise goose bumps.
  • Come To Where I’m From

    Joseph Arthur

    Released 11 April 2000

    Come To Where I'm From is Joseph Arthur’s second album for Real World. Co-produced by the mighty T-Bone Burnett, it's a dense, attractively claustrophobic record, full of delightful contradictions: unnerving and reassuring, raw and yet meticulously compiled.

Further reading

Dub Colossus announce new remix EP, A Spy In The House of Dub

Marking 10 years since the first release by Dub Colossus, the new EP is released later this month.

Live: The Breath at Trinity Centre, Bristol

The Breath performed a captivating full-band set to a wildly receptive Bristol crowd.

Track of the Day: ‘In The Sun’ by Joseph Arthur

A look back on Arthur's most popular song, which featured on 2000's Come To Where I'm From.

A look back on Geoffrey Oryema’s 1993 video for ‘The River’

Marking the 25th anniversary of Beat The Border, the official video for 'The River' is now online.