Babyshambles – Down in Albion (UK import)
Down in Albion was released on 14 November 2005 on Rough Trade Records, although it was leaked on to the Internet on 19 October 2005. Produced by Mick Jones, Down in Albion contains a rerecorded version of their second single “Killamangiro” as well as a reggae track, “Pentonville”. The influence of The Clash has been noted on songs such as “À rebours” and “The 32nd of December”. The inclusion of “Albion” is controversial among fans, due to the song’s history as a fan favorite from the days of The Libertines. Down in Albion, The first track, “La Belle et la Bête” (French for “Beauty and the Beast”), features the vocals of Doherty’s then-girlfriend Kate Moss, and “Pentonville” was written by Doherty and The General, a friend he met whilst an inmate in Pentonville Prison.The album was seen as a move away from The Libertines’ style of music. Mint.
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