RICKY WARWICK: Discusses Why He Recorded Two Different Albums

Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick is set to release not one but TWO solo […]
January 31, 2016

Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick is set to release not one but TWO solo albums next month. The electrifying "When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)" and the beautifully acoustic »Hearts On Trees« will be released as a double CD on 26th February 2016 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. We wondered why Ricky decided on recording two separate albums, which he discusses in today's new album trailer:


Warwick released the title track from the electric album, "When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)" recently, which fans can hear over on YouTube:

The artwork for the double albums reflects the tone of each - "When Patsy Cline Was Crazy..." showcases the electric rock and roll side of Ricky, whilst "Hearts On Trees" veers more towards tender stripped-back songwriting, influenced by both Americana and, more importantly, Ricky's Northern Irish roots.

Ricky Explains: "Hearts On Trees"and "When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)" were written by myself and my good friend Sam Robinson, both albums depict our experiences of growing up and coming from the Greater East Belfast area, not only experiences that have happened to us but historical references and stories that have been told to us by friends and family... in saying that both albums translate those experiences on to a global scale that hopefully anyone geographically can relate to."

The release boasts an array of acclaimed musicians with guests such as; Joe Elliot (DEF LEPPARD), Damon Johnson (THIN LIZZY/BLACK STAR RIDERS), Andy Cairns (THERAPY?),Billy Morrison (BILLY IDOL), Nathan Connolly (SNOW PATROL), Ginger Wildheart, Jake Burns (STIFF LITTLE FINGERS), Richard Fortus (GUNS N' ROSES/THE DEAD DAISIES) and Mark Thwaite (THE MISSION, PETER MURPHY).

Pre-order the double album here: https://nblast.de/RWarwickPatsyClineNB

The tracklist racks up as follows:

CD1 - "When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)":

01. The Road To Damascus Street
02. Celebrating Sinking
03. When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)
04. Toffee Town
05. That's Where The Story Ends
06. Johnny Ringo's Last Ride
07. Gold Along The Cariboo
08. The Son Of The Wind
09. If Your Not Gonna Leave Me (I'll Find Someone Who Will)
10. Yesteryear
Bonus Tracks:
11. Ghost Town Road
12. The Whiskey Song
13. Tank McCullough Saturdays (Electric Version)

CD2 - "Hearts On Trees":

01. Presbyterian Homesick Blues
02. Tank McCullough Saturdays
03. Psycho
04. Hearts On Trees
05. Said Samson To Goliath
06. Way Too Cool For Snow
07. Schwaben Redoubt
08. The Year of Living Dangerously
09. Disasters
10. 82

Bonus Tracks:
11. Love Owes
12. I Can See My Life (From Here)
13. The Ugly Truth
14. Hell Or Highwater
15. Eight Bells (Demo)

More on "When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) / Hearts On Trees":

"The Road To Damascus Street" Official Lyric Video:


Ricky will have a full band on board to bring these great songs to fruition on the stage. Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts will be supporting Belfast's own favourite sons, Stiff Little Fingers on their UK tour in February/March of 2016.

Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts Live 2016:

w/Stiuff Little Fingers:

25.02. UK Oxford - Academy
26.02. UK Portsmouth - Pyramids
27.02. UK Exeter - Phoenix
28.02. UK Cardiff - University (Solus)
01.03. UK Wolverhampton - Robin 2
02.03. UK Leamington Spa - The Assembly
04.03. UK London - Forum
05.03. UK Northampton - Roadmenders
06.03. UK Bristol - Academy
08.03. UK Cambridge - Junction
09.03. UK Norwich - Waterfront
11.03. UK Nottingham - Rock City
12.03. UK Leeds - Academy
14.03. UK Aberdeen - Garage
15.03. UK Inverness - Ironworks
17.03. UK Glasgow - Barrowland
18.03. UK Newcastle - Academy
19.03. UK Manchester - Ritz

Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts Are:

Ricky Warwick - Vocals & Guitars
Robbie Crane - Bass
Mark Thwaite - Guitars
Gary Sullivan - Drums ((sic))

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