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Andy Bell — Andy Bell is... Torsten The Bareback Saint
Release date : Jul. 28, 2014
Label : Strike Force Entertainment, under license to Cherry Red Records.

Andy Bell is… Torsten The Bareback Saint

In an amazing and surprising career move and, in his own words, “the biggest challenge of my career so far”, Erasure’s Andy Bell is ‘Torsten The Bareback Saint’. Andy sings in character as an age-defying polysexual in an all new solo album that is the soundtrack to the theatre show of the same name. A theatre show that is headlining the Assembly – Venue One, George Square at the 2014 Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and which, even before opening, has been already been named in The Times newspaper as being in their Times 2 ‘Top Ten Pick Of The Fringe’.

“Torsten The Bareback Saint” is a highly theatrical and moving song-cycle of lyrical postcards from the hotspots of an outsider’s memory; memories from a life lived as a semi-immortal, learned sensualist. Andy Bell as ‘Torsten’ sings deeply affecting expositional songs that incrementally illuminate his extraordinarily mysterious life as a man disconcerted by his own bizarre experience of the nature of passing time.

Torsten is an ‘everyman’ for our times; a prophet of longing, loss and love ever after.

The CD is housed in a deluxe 36 page hardback book containing the full libretto and production photographs.

Track Listing:

1.    FRESHLY
2.    TEACHER! TEACHER!
3.    FREE
4.    STAR FOR LIFE
5.    BINGO HALL BABY
6.    FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
7.    WORLD WITHOUT END
8.    V FOR….
9.    I DON’T LIKE
10.    MOBILE
11.    THE BOY FROM THE SAUNA
12.    WESTON-SUPER-MARE
13.    (WE WAITED FOR) THE CIRCUS
14.    GOOD THINGS
15.    PEOPLE COME, PEOPLE GO
16.    DON’T CALL ME UP
17.    TELL ME THE STORY OF YOUR POVERTY
18.    THIS GAY THING ISN’T WORKING
19.    AFLAME
20.    MR. AVERAGE
21.    IS IT NOT ENOUGH?
22.    AS I PREPARE TO TAKE MY LIFE