Let's Start Again: Deluxe 2CD (Ltd Autographed Edition)

Bap Kennedy

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Rock, Americana
Proper Records
February 3, 2014

Format: Compact Disc



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Limited Autographed 2CD Deluxe Edition (Only whilst stocks last).

"Let's Start Again" is Bap Kennedy's 6th solo album of original material. His original encounter with the record business was as lead singer and primary songwriter for cult Belfast rockers Energy Orchard, with whom he recorded 5 albums.

While Bap usually records in England and America, this time he wanted to bring together some of the top musicians in his native Northern Ireland to play on "Let's Start Again". The most local of the local talents is bass player and harmony vocalist, Brenda Kennedy, Bap's wife. Brenda is also a regular member of Bap's live band, as are two of the album's other musicians - drummer Rabb Bennett and virtuoso guitarist Gordy McAllister.

After the Celtic melancholy of "The Sailor's Revenge", there is a more upbeat rootsy Americana feel to "Let's Start Again". The country-roots style of the record is something that Bap's co-producer, Mudd Wallace first realised would suit Bap as far back as the early 80's.

This Deluxe Edition comes with a bonus CD containing classic Bap recordings and he says of it, "this CD is bookended by my first solo recording 'Long Time a Comin'' when another chapter began, with Steve Earle producing my album 'Domestic Blues'. The final bonus track is 'Too Old For Fairytales' which was the last thing I recorded before I returned to my home town of Belfast, after twenty something years of exile.

The rest of the CD features album versions of songs that have become live favourites like 'Please Return to Jesus' although this acoustic rendering is much different from the recording produced by Mark Knopfler or indeed the live version. The tracks span about 18 years up to this point. A hell of a lot has happened in that time - hopefully a lot more to come. Maybe that's why the new album is called 'Let's Start Again'.

Press Quotes

"Kennedy's off to the perfect start... Great songs, great vocals, great playing and great production - whay more could you ask for" - *****

The Irish Post (5*)

"Though we're hardly into 2014, this is without doubt the best British country album of the year. And I doubt that any other act will come close to matching it in the ensuing 12 months!" *****

Alan Cackett (5*)

"A stroke of genius"

No Depression

"Nothing short of awe inspiring"


"Slick & accomplished & at the same time highly accessible"

Northern Sky

"Drop the needle just about anywhere and come up smelling of roses"


"Low key yet high quality songwriting and performance"


" 'Song Of Her Desire' reminds me of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground" *****

Festival Photo (5*)

"Bap is in an excellent creative space"

Country Rock Magazine

"Bap Kennedy lifts the mood with his new album.. It seems songwriting is in Bap's blood, musicianship in his very nature"

News Letter (Belfast)

"Irish roots rocker goes south with diverse results, for collectors and beginners to his music the Deluxe Edition is well worth a punt." - (7/10)

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More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number PRPCDX117PMC
Barcode 0805520111171
Number of items 2
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 82g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 5mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Let's Start Again 03:33
2. Revelation Blues 03:25
3. If Things Don't Change 03:07
4. King Of Mexico 03:29
5. Song Of Her Desire 03:56
6. Radio Waves 03:19
7. Heart Trouble 03:00
8. Under My Wing 03:13
9. Strange Kid 03:14
10. Fool's Paradise 02:49
11. Let It Go 03:42

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Long Time A Comin' 02:32
2. Stuck With Myself 03:39
3. Be Careful What You Wish For 03:28
4. Mostly Water 03:23
5. Cold War Country Blues 02:21
6. The Truth Is Painful 04:01
7. Baby It's Alright 03:21
8. Domestic Blues 02:57
9. Jimmy Sanchez (acoustic version) 04:43
10. Please Return To Jesus (acoustic version) 03:48
11. Too Old For Fairytales 04:43