Hue And Cry rejoice 40 years with Labours Of Love collection4 min read

Patrick and Gregory Kane of Hue And Cry stand side by side facing forward

Brothers Pat and Greg Kane rejoice 40 years of Hue And Cry with Labours Of Love audio and video collection

Labours Of Love is an thrilling deep dive into 40 years of Hue And Cry. Beginning on 12 January, the collection comes within the type of 12 four-track EPs, launched on streaming platforms each second Friday of the month, and a documentary collection by way of YouTube on each fourth Friday of the month.

Labours Of Love launches with the primary EP and documentary episode titled Beginnings, which covers the interval of 1984 to 1985.

The inaugural EP consists of 4 beforehand unheard demos of Shut The Door, Love In Phrase, Harmful Wreck, and I Refuse, whereas the primary within the YouTube documentary collection will have a look at their beginnings in mid-80s Glasgow and the way the core musical “DNA” for Hue And Cry was captured in early songs and persists proper to the current.

black and white artwork for Beginnings EP
Labours Of Love launches with Beginnings, which covers 1984-85

Trying again with Labours Of Love

The years’ price of content material is a backstage move to each period of Hue And Cry; one for followers, collectors, historians, geeks, and the inquisitively minded.

“Properly doesn’t time fly whenever you’re having enjoyable?” feedback Pat Kane. “Because of my brother Gregory’s cautious & affected person curation of hundreds of things from our musical previous, we are able to convey music lovers a panorama of 40 years of our creativity, in pop, soul, jazz, media, movies and far else. It’s an intriguing, trying over 4 a long time, how a lot you alter and the way a lot you keep the identical… Perhaps listeners could have the identical sort of wealthy reminiscence journey as Gregory and I acquired, as we pulled this collectively.”

A musical journey with Hue And Cry

By no means-before-heard materials from Pat and Greg’s private archive spanning from 1984 to 2024 will likely be launched in digital codecs over the 12-part journey, unearthing dwell recordings, demos, archival performances, rarities, bootlegs, and extra from each stage of their profession.

“We needed to make use of our fortieth Anniversary as a chance to dive deep into the numerous bins of demo cassette tapes, DAT tapes, CDRs, press clippings and previous pictures we’ve gathered all through the years.”

Greg defined: “I’ve been glancing in any respect these bins for years questioning when, the place and why to start out trying via them. Wind ahead to 2024 and over the past 3 years of archiving, I’ve retrieved, recorded, and restored over 180 unreleased tracks comprising of dwell performances, demos, album outtakes and interviews together with practically 200 press clippings and over 200 pictures.

“All of those property have enabled us to precisely chart Pat and I’s musical journey over the past 40 years, and what a journey it has been!”

The documentary collection, filmed, directed and produced by Greg, consists of 12×5 minute episodes that may reveal curios, pictures, movies, memorabilia, and misplaced footage, while the brothers discuss via their experiences, in addition to document their reactions and listening to archived supplies they re-discovered as a part of the method of accumulating this archive.

On the street in 2024

Moreover, Hue And Cry will embark on a fortieth Anniversary Tour in October. The 14-date run, which opens in Aberdeen on 10 October and concludes at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 9 November, guarantees to be a celebration like no different, that includes a rigorously curated setlist that spans the whole lot of Hue and Cry’s wonderful profession.

10 October Aberdeen The Tivoli Theatre
11 October Hamilton The City Home
12 October Edinburgh The Queen’s Corridor
17 October Greenock Beacon Arts Centre
18 October Stirling The Albert Halls
19 October Dundee Whitehall Theatre
24 October Perth Live performance Corridor
25 October Glasgow Pavilion Theatre (Bought Out)
26 October Glasgow Pavilion Theatre
01 November Gateshead Glasshouse Sage2 (Bought Out)
02 November Cardiff Tramshed
07 November Manchester RNCM Theatre
08 November Birmingham City Corridor
09 November London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.

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Need to know extra about Hue And Cry? Try our Pat Kane interview



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