Damon Albarn to release new album 'Dr Dee'

Damon Albarn will release his new studio album Dr Dee through Parlophone Records on 7th May 2012.

Jayne Robinson

Date published: 7th Mar 2012

Dr Dee is 18 tracks of songs and music inspired by the life of John Dee, mathematician, polymath and advisor to Elizabeth I. 

The music is taken from the opera of the same name which Albarn premiered at last year's Manchester International Festival.

The album combines Albarn's voice with early English choral and instrumentation alongside modern, West African and Renaissance sounds.
Dr Dee was recorded late last year in Albarn’s West London studio and also in Salford with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The album was mixed by Valgeir Sigursson in Reykjavik.
Dr Dee will be available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download.

Watch a trailer for Dr Dee below:

The full tracklisting is:

1) The Golden Dawn
2) Apple Carts
3) Oh Spirit Animate Us 
4) The Moon Exalted
5) A Man of England
6) Saturn
7) Coronation
8) The Marvellous Dream
9) A Prayer
10) Edward Kelley
11) Preparation
12) 9 point Star
13) Temptation Comes In The Afternoon
14) Watching the Fire That Waltzed Away
15) Moon (Interlude)
16) Cathedrals
17) Tree Of Life
18) The Dancing King