Chrissie Hynde has today revealed her new track, No Return. Originally written by Ray Davies, the track first appeared on The Kinks’ 1967 album Something Else by The Kinks. Chrissie’s version of the song is taken from her new album Valve Bone Woe which is released on BMG on September 6. The album will be available on CD, double 180g vinyl and a limited edition 7” vinyl box set.
Speaking about the new album, Chrissie said:
‘A few years back when I saw an obit in the paper for the valve-trombonist, Bob Brookmeyer, I mailed my jazz sax-playing brother, saying “R. I. P. Bob Brookmeyer.” Terry, a man of few words, responded with “Valve Bone Woe,” a kind of Haiku beatnik prose.
I thought that was a perfect title for the album I’d been working on with producer Marius de Vries. After we’d recorded I Wish You Love for the Eye Of The Beholder soundtrack I’d often expressed a desire to do more along those lines. What eventually emerged was the idea to do what we refer to as our Jazz / Dub album, the one you’re now holding in your hand.
Listen to ‘No Return’ – BELOW:
Valve Bone Woe features 14 tracks, written by a stunning array of classic songwriters and innovators, including Brian Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Hoagy Carmichael, John Coltrane, Nick Drake, Ray Davies and Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Chrissie will be performing as part of the BBC’s Proms In The Park in Hyde Park on September 14 and will also play the Royal Festival Hall on November 24 as part of the London Jazz Festival.