24 Feb 2010
The Pope's Daughter out 1 March 2010 
The release date for the previously-announced new album by The Royal Family and The Poor, The Pope's Daughter has been brought forward to 1 March 2010.

Thanks to Arthur on the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board. Check his posting (and this other one) for full details on how to order and further insights.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is this? Out of print already? Not even an inferior lossy-sounding version on iTunes?

25/02/2012, 06:52

Anonymous Anonymous said...

get it here:

31/12/2012, 09:54


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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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