Mirrors, the new album from Reverend & The Makers is available as standard and deluxe CD and on an exclusive ‘Sheffield Wednesday blue’ super limited edition vinyl LP, plus handwritten lyric sheets from the new album.
The special CD & DVD version of Mirrors is available with a film by acclaimed director Roger Sargent, filmed in Jamaica to accompany each song on the album. All formats of the album also include an exclusive twenty-three minute dub version of Mirrors (Overproof Dub by Youth) and bonus radio versions of three of the album tracks.
Mirrors is released through Cooking Vinyl, on Friday 9th October. The first song to be taken from the album, Black Widow, is available from one minute past midnight on Wednesday 5th August upon preordering the album here!
Reverend & The Makers have also announced a twelve-date UK tour for November and December. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 7th August here.
To coincide with the release of Mirrors singer Jon McClure releases a book of his lyrics and poetry, illustrated by Horace Panter from the Specials, The Lyrics and Poetry of Jon McClure with Illustrations by Horace Panter. The book features every lyric from Reverend & The Makers as well as poems including Jon McClure’s collaboration with John Cooper Clark.
Mirrors was recorded at 2 Fly Studios Sheffield and Geejam Studios in Jamaica and was produced by Dave Sanderson with additional production by Youth and Alan Smyth and mixed by Youth.
Jon McClure adds “Ed (guitarist and fellow songwriter) and I became resolute to make a record that we loved. Why not indulge the overwhelming urge to not play games anymore and set about making some art we are actually proud of rather than the release tour festivals repeat cycle we’d been on since forever. And so we took the files we’d been diligently recording off to Jamaica and spruced them up a bit whilst making a film. The result is the best thing we’ve ever done in my opinion. The reaction when I play it to people is like nothing I’ve seen before, except maybe the first album.”