Deep in the Heart of Nowhere

Deep in the Heart of Nowhere

by Bob Geldof


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A year removed from his work organizing the Live Aid concerts to raise money and awareness concerning famine in Africa, ex-Boomtown Rat lead singer Bob Geldof released his solo debut. Deep in the Heart of Nowhere features a host of name performers ranging from Midge Ure (Ultravox) to Brian Setzer (Stray Cats) to Eric Clapton lending a hand. The lyrics are a bit self-conscious and overreaching at moments, but, with all of the talent on board, the album does have some winning tracks. The single, "This Is the World Calling," barely scraped into the charts, but is an anthemic plea to the cosmos with a heavenly background vocal trio of Maria Mckee, Annie Lennox, and Alison Moyet. "August Was a Heavy Month" and "Love Like a Rocket" both contain fluid, melodic guitar work from Clapton, with the latter being an infectiously catchy lyrical take-off on the Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset." Unfortunately, the second half begins to waver and the album, overall, is unfocused and less than the sum of some pretty spectacular parts.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2008
Label: Wounded Bird Records
UPC: 0664140168725
catalogNumber: 1687
Rank: 40857

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Geldof   Primary Artist
Jools Holland   Track Performer
Maria McKee   Track Performer
Midge Ure   Track Performer
Omar Hakim   Track Performer
Rupert Hine   Track Performer
Brian Setzer   Track Performer
Annie Lennox   Track Performer
Clem Burke   Track Performer
Alison Moyet   Track Performer
Gill O'Donovan   Track Performer
Susie O'List   Track Performer
T.M. Stevens   Track Performer
Pat Seymour   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bob Geldof   Contributor
Rupert Hine   Producer,Audio Production
Jon Bavin   Engineer
Joe Chiccarelli   Engineer,Engineering
Andrew Scarth   Engineer
Brian Aris   Art Direction
DOOM   Composer

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