Deborah Harry – UK Release Dates
Album – Necessary Evil – 17th September 2007
Single – Two Times Blue – 10th September 2007
Singer, songwriter, performer and icon, Deborah Harry releases her brand new solo album ‘Necessary Evil’ on September 17th 2007 on Eleven Seven Music.
Her first solo album for fourteen years ‘Necessary Evil’ is simply a tour de force, harking back to the Lower East Side groove that propelled Blondie to enduring global success. ‘Necessary Evil’ is preceded by the single ‘Two Times Blue’ a perfect slice of guitar-driven power pop/rock that only Ms Harry could deliver – showing us that on ‘Necessary Evil’ she’s at her delicious best.
The ultimate pop-rock, new wave diva, Debbie Harry set the mold, incorporating everything she learned from cultural pioneers like Andy Warhol, Giorgio Moroder and Fab Five Freddy into her fashion, look and, most importantly, sound. Before there was Madonna and Gwen Stefani, Debbie Harry created herself as the ultimate blonde pin-up icon, a blueprint countless others have acknowledged and taken their inspiration from.
On the new album, she collaborates with a diverse range of musical partners including edgy young New York production team Super Buddha, Jazz Passengers’ Roy Nathanson and Bill Ware, the Toilet Boys’ Guy Furrow and longtime collaborator Chris Stein.
‘Necessary Evil’ showcases all of Deborah Harry’s many musical styles, ranging from cool dance-floor rhythms, to the pop-rock style of ‘Two Times Blue’, to the Spector girl group sound of ‘If I Had You’ and the torchy noir David Lynch-meets-Brecht-Weill of ‘Charm Alarm’. In all, it manages to combine all the sides of Deborah’s personality, from sex symbol to playful tease, from cheeky bravado to aching vulnerability, in short, not just a look back, but a step forward.
For Debbie Harry, making ‘Necessary Evil’ was something she had to do. As in ‘Deep End’ she doesn’t just dip her toe in the water, but goes in head-first.
“It’s exciting to be doing this on my own, but chilling and weird at the same time,” she admits. “In a way, I will be out there without a safety net. The comfort level with Blondie is great, but in most cases, the audience wants to hear the music from us, rather than the future, and that is death for an artist. You have to keep moving forward.”
Debbie Harry may be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but she continues to look to the future. This is one ‘Necessary Evil’ that’s necessary… not only for fans, but for Debbie herself.
‘Necessary Evil’ is out September 17th 2007.
Label: Eleven Seven Music
Distributor: Universal Music
Cat No is: ESE003
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