David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), who has spent the last 8 months touring the world with Peter Murphy on the Ruby Rising 40 Years Of Bauhaus Tour, releases a digital only single as a taster for his new solo album, featuring actress Rose McGowan.
“The original version of ‘The Auteur’ was released as part of an EP in 2002, an old song that tells a much older story but one which in light of the whole ‘#metoo movement now has an addendum. The most vocal proponent of that righteous call for respect and culpability, Rose McGowan, makes a fitting and emotional appearance on this brand new version’s reprise. Rose told me that she related to the lyrics on a very personal level and because of this she is also considering recording her own version of the song.
The track features a stellar line up of musicians including Paul Wallfisch (SWANS), Larry Mullins (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds), Sean Eden (Luna) and Emily Jane White (backing vox). It is the first single taken from the forthcoming double album, ‘Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure’ which is set for release on Glass Modern in the Fall"
released June 14, 2019
David J - Vocals
Rose McGowan - Lead female vocal
Emily Jane White - Backing vocals
Paul Wallfisch - Piano, bass guitar, Wurlitzer, backing vocals
Sean Eden - Electric guitar
Larry Mullins AKA Tobby Dammit - Drums
Heather Paauwe - Violin, viola
Eleanor Norton - Cello
Strings arranged by Paul Wallfisch
Engineered and mixed by Paul Wallfisch,
additional engineering by Tony Green
Produced by David J and Paul Wallfisch
Instrumental Version mixed by Paul Wallfisch
supported by 13 fans who also own “The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet's Cut)”
Just had my vinyl copy of this album show up in the mail, and I haven’t been this happy about a record in a really long time. It sounds fantastic, the low end on songs like “Movement Of Fear” shakes glass. I’ve had a digital copy since it’s release& , this double LP set polishes things off for me. It’s just a great release, full stop. CHRISTOPHER J GILNER