Released on CD, vinyl an streaming on 6th March 2020, HUNTED is a new version of Hunter. It contains some rawer songs from the previous album and some special collaborations on a few of them [in Discography>Albums all the details]. Here the complete tracklist:
1. Swimming Pool – feat. Julia Holter
2. Hunter (Hunted version)
3. Eden – feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg
4. Away (Hunted version)
5. Don’t Beat The Girl (Out Of My Boy) – feat. Courtney Barnett
6. Wish – feat. Joe Talbot (Idles)
7. Indies Or Paradies (Hunted version)
THE REVIEW OF HUNTED BY MATTHEW NEALE FOR NME:
When artists announce the release of an acoustic album, it’s fair to say that the world rarely shakes with excitement. A collection of stripped-back favourites, you say? All the songs we know and love but with poorer sound quality and a few bum notes, is it? For all but the most devoted fans, those who revel in the opportunity to explain how you really need to hear the pedal steel version to understand the song properly, it’s a hard pass.
Thankfully, many of the new interpretations on ‘Hunted’ – Anna Calvi’s collaborative reworking of 2018’s Mercury-nominated ‘Hunter’ – forge something genuinely new from the old demos. Brilliantly, many actually exceed the originals. From the offset, Julia Holter’s angelic register immediately swells and expands ‘Swimming Pool’, and her full lean into the word “desire” feels like a signpost for the record’s emotional core.
Still, it’s hard to love the first form of a song’s unique folds and creases and to not also fear that any alterations to it might arrive as adulteration. On ‘Hunted’, though, we’re offered a glimpse into some of Anna Calvi’s best work at its genesis, and there’s nothing but pleasure in their revelation. Charlotte Gainsbourg’s whispered invocations on ‘Eden’ make for a fine example, elevating the song without losing any of its stripped-back grace in the process.
Above all ‘Hunted’ showcases Calvi’s talent for curation, with a selection of contributors here who know when to let the songs breathe and when to provide something unexpected. Courtney Barnett joins in for the former, a reasonably faithful performance of ‘Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy’ that retains Calvi as the focal point. Elsewhere, the inclusion of IDLES’ Joe Talbot on ‘Wish’ immediately offers a new angle, channelling his own band’s fire and fury to meld the song into something wilder still.
At the official page all the details and how to buy the tickets for Anna’s live concerts
Hunter was released on CD, LP and through the digital stores on 31st August 2018. It was also available a deluxe limited edition on vinyl and CD with an exclusive signed print. [Watch in Discography>Albums all the details of this release]. Here below the tracklist of the new album:
1. As A Man
3. Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy
4. Indies Or Paradise
5. Swimming Pool
The Wilder Coast (Japanese bonus track)
HUNTER nominated for the MERCURY PRIZE
After the first two albums, Hunter was the third one nominated for the Mercury Prize. Anna sang during the evening of the ceremony, on 19th September, at the London Hammersmith Apollo. Here the video of her performance and some beautiful pics:
The different releases of HUNTER
In Discography>Albums all the details about the releasing of the album and all its formats: CDs, vinyls, promos, the Japanese version…
The HUNTER tours (2018-2019)
Here the link to Anna’s official page where to buy the tickets for her concerts
Here all the details about Anna’s Italian concerts
HUNTER REVIEWED – EXCERPTS
HUNTER in GALLERY
To discover the photographer who realised the images for the cover and the booklet of Anna’s third album go here: http://annacalvi.altervista.org/gallery/