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Trouble Came Looking

Ricky Ross

Trouble Came Looking

Ricky Ross

Trouble Came Looking

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD, Digital • Date: 08/04/2013 Cat#: ROSSCD001 • Barcode: 5014797139312 • Genre: Alternative, Indie Sub Genre: Britpop

Track Listing

  1. Trouble Came Looking for Me
  2. Now I Smoke, Like I Used to Pray
  3. Any Drug Will Do
  4. The Fear
  5. How Will the Heart Survive
  6. A Strange and Foreign Land
  7. Sang O' the Saracen Maid
  8. We Shall Overcome the Whole Wide World
  9. Good Man
  10. Nothing More Than Travelling Now
  11. Taxi Drivers Ride the Lights
  12. Holy Night
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About this release

Available for the first time on 180g white vinyl, ‘Trouble Came Looking’ from Deacon Blue frontman Ricky Ross. Ricky began writing ‘Trouble Came Looking’ as the wheels started to fall off the economy in 2008. Set against a backdrop of global economic recession, the record’s raw, acoustic tales of poverty, displacement and desperation heralded Ross’s starkest and most urgent work to date. But its tales are imbued with the warmth and resilience of human nature. At the time of release, he said of ‘Trouble Came Looking’: “I wanted to tell these people’s stories, to lay them down, without anything getting in the way. The songs are rough round the edges, they’re barely written. I’ve never done that before.” As the review in The Scotsman said: “The sentiments are bare too, with Ross tackling his subject matter head-on in Woody Guthriesque storytelling mode. As the title suggests, ‘Trouble Came Looking’ has the blues, the 21st-century austerity blues to be precise”.