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Available for the first time on digital music platforms, singer-songwriter STEVE McLEAN’s début album ALL THIS LOVE AND HATE is reissued this May as a special 20th Anniversary Edition, featuring eight bonus tracks.
The album was the result of a creative partnership between Merseyside-born McLean, drummer Michael Bettell and multi-instrumentalist/producer Mark Cunningham. During 2000 and 2001, the sessions took place in Essex, London, the Midlands and also in California, where the legendary ‘First Lady of Bass’ Carol Kaye (Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Simon & Garfunkel) lent her celebrated skills to ‘Bad Girl’ and ‘Linkpiece’, the latter based on Gordon Giltrap’s ‘A Dublin Day’ and also featuring the virtuoso acoustic guitarist himself.
Other notable musicians who contributed to the All This Love And Hate project included Mo Foster, the prolific bassist behind Gerry Rafferty, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins and many other major artists, saxophonist Gary Plumley (Terry Callier, Swing Out Sister, Michael Kiwanuka) and, on organ and piano, Ian Gibbons (The Kinks, Roger Chapman, Ian Hunter).
This 21-track edition of Steve McLean’s All This Love And Hate (Bigbash Music UPC: 859737824584) will initially be available on Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music and YouTube from w/c May 18th 2020.
Accompanying the reissue is a 48-page digital booklet, created by groovehype, that marries lyrics and extensive photography with stories behind the songs and recording sessions. The booklet can be downloaded free of charge here.