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- Posted on Jun 16th 2010 7:00AM by Chris Cottingham
While the Scottish post-punk icon released 'Home Again' in 2007, it was largely finished before he was struck down by two cerebral hemorrhages. They resulted in aphasia, a condition which leaves sufferers unable to speak or understand language.
The new album was recorded at his own West Heath Studios in London together with long-term collaborator Sebastian Lewsley. It sees Collins working with the "widest array of musical talent he's ever been blessed with," according to his website.
The list of collaborators includes Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy from Franz Ferdinand, the Cribs' frontman Ryan Jarman, Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, New York indie darlings the Drums and Magic Numbers singer Romeo Stoddart.
Ahead of the 'Losing Sleep's release, Collins plays three gigs. The first is a solo acoustic performance at the Inverness Book Festival (Aug. 12 to 15), followed by the End of the Road Festival (Sept. 10 to 12) and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London (Sept. 23).