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WENDY JAMES NEW ALBUM TITLE, TRACK LISTING & ART REVEAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

QUEEN HIGH STRAIGHT

So! Here it is! My 5th solo album! 6th if you include the Elvis Costello one and 9th in total with my Transvision Vamp albums.

20 brand new songs to make up A Deluxe Double LP.

THE TRACK LISTING!!!!!!!

1. QUEEN HIGH STRAIGHT
2. PERILOUS BEAUTY
3. FREE MAN WALK
4. STOMP DOWN, SNUCK UP
5. LITTLE MELVIN
6. MARLENE ET FLEUR
7. A HEART BREAKING LIAR’S PROMISE
8. HERE COMES THE BEAUTIFUL ONE
9. CHICKEN STREET
10. TESTIMONIAL
11. BAR ROOM BRAWL & BENZEDRINE BLUES
12. RAT FUCKING
13. SHE LIKES TO BE (UNDERNEATH SOMEBODY)
14. BLISS HOTEL
15. FREAK IN
16. THE IMPRESSION OF NORMALCY
17. I’LL BE HERE WHEN THE MORNING COMES
18. CANCEL IT… I’LL SEE HIM ON MONDAY
19. SUGAR BOY
20. KILL SOME TIME BLUES

It’s written! It took me a year and two months to write! The natural curve, perhaps, when writing new songs, is to have an outpouring of about 10 or 11 songs, but I found, this time, the more I pushed myself to write from scratch, i.e having exhausted all the little notes I write down to refresh my mind to a place or feeling that would inspire a direction, but instead to have to find the idea, find the melody, find the chords, to find the rhythm from scratch, I started coming up with pure melodies that evoke some of my favorite vibes from the decades of rock n roll and pop history running through my consciousness! There was no plan, no motive just pure music. I surprised myself and it has made me yet more confident in my ability to write a good song!

You’ve heard and seen little clips I’ve shared on social media, buzzing on a song, but I promise you when you finally unpack this new LP you’re going to think it’s my best so far! I hope so, one wouldn’t want to go backwards!

So, I am starting to add the math up, get everyone’s schedules and start to fit the next bit together!

THE RECORDING!!!!!!!

James Sclavunos once again is my trusty companion in this and we are talking to Jesse Nichols who engineered on The Price Of The Ticket. We are considering the geography of where everyone lives as well as their work commitments and we are looking at various studios across London, Paris, New York and Berkeley CA.

THE ART!!!!!!!

You now can see the main image that all the art campaign will derive from… I think it’s heaven and oh how good is it going to look on a T-shirt!!!

On my Pledge Music site I can now move full speed ahead with T-shirt and Poster sales because we have the graphic we’ll use and you can start deciding which other extras you might want to take part in or buy as the full compliment of items available becomes that much closer to realization!

To Pre-order and Buy click here 

As soon as I have the musician line-up and the recording schedule and locations I will announce them and then of course once we’re in the studio I will update you with little musical and video nuggets and we can organize the invitations to visit!

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You can see just a glimpse of how much and how many details go toward recording an album and I am so happy and excited to share it with you!!!

As always

Much love and thank you

Wendy xoxoxo

**Photography – Ricardo Gomes

**Art Direction and Layout – Wendy James & Tom Bartlett