Lloyd Cole, the British-born singer, songwriter and musician, will bring his retrospective tour to City Winery in New York on Saturday, Nov. 25. The tour coincides with the 2017 release of the 6-CD “Lloyd Cole in New York – Collected Recordings 1988-1996” box set.
Of the archival release, Cole says:
Yes, it was me who opened his solo venture (the eponymous 1990 release) with a song called ‘Don’t Look Back’. I know, I know…
However, the release of 2015’s Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Collected Recordings 1983-1989 was received to universal warmth and acclaim, and it sold out far more quickly than UMG anticipated. A second printing is due in March, and a second box is in the works, for September release. It will span 1988 – 1996, my first four solo albums, the lost fifth album, plus rarities and videos.
These boxes are a lot of work, much of which can only be done by me. I must revisit and rediscover material. I am necessarily in retrospective mode. I have decided to embrace it.
Once the world has seen the Retrospective Show I will resume my work as a contemporary artist.
Cole’s 1984 album, “Rattlesnakes,” yielded the hit song “Perfect Skin,” which landed Cole, now based in Massachusetts, on “Top of the Pops.” His latest studio album is 2014’s “Standards.”