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Doves - The Universal Want (Vinyl Box Set) (Virgin / EMI)


RELEASED: 11th September 2020
Ltd Edition Vinyl Boxset

Format:  Limited Edition Vinyl Boxset
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(Also available as a Vinyl LP)

(Vinyl Boxset includes Lenticular Cover of Album Artwork on Box, Exclusive Picture Disc LP, Cassette, High Quality 12 x 12 Prints (art), Remix LP - 12” LP featuring Two Doves Remixes (A/B), Numbered Limited Edition set of 5 postcard prints using album/single artwork, Digital Download Code)

Just two weeks after revealing their first new music in eleven years, Doves break their silence on new album rumours by announcing that their fifth long player, The Universal Want, was released on Fri 11 September 2020 on Virgin EMI. Buoyed by refreshed chemistry, restless studio creativity and public reaction to their return, Doves set free the album’s first single, Prisoners, on Thu 09th / July /2020.

Only the second track and first single proper to be revealed, Prisoners forces attention upon itself, not least with the poignancy of Goodwin’s repeated greeting to ‘old friends’, but as an unstoppable, driving tale of caution in a world of unending desire. Produced by Doves with Dan Austin and recorded at the band’s own Frank Bough Sound III studios in North West England, the high heat of its Northern Soul beat is fanned by wiry guitar breaks and cuts of ethereal noise contorting beneath layers of stacked vocals. A statuesque musical statement, Prisoners guides Doves’ second chapter to a peak now within touching distance, the lyrics contrasting to express unease with modern ills.


The Universal Want Picture Disc LP:
A1. Carousels
A2. I Will Not Hide
A3. Broken Eyes
A4. For Tomorrow
A5. Cathedrals Of The Mind
B1. Prisoners
B2. Cycle Of Hurt
B3. Mother Silverlake
B4. Universal Want
B5. Forest House

Carousels (The Comet Is Coming Remix) 12":
C1. Carousels (The Comet Is Coming Remix)
D1. Carousels (The Comet Is Coming Instrumental)
D2. Carousels (Instrumental)

The Universal Want Cassette:
E1. Carousels
E2. I Will Not Hide
E3. Broken Eyes
E4. For Tomorrow
E5. Cathedrals Of The Mind
F1. Prisoners
F2. Cycle Of Hurt
F3. Mother Silverlake
F4. Universal Want
F5. Forest House