Thomas Dolby previews first album in two decades on Society of Sound

Thomas Dolby at Real World Studios. Photograph: York Tillyer

Electronic music legend Thomas Dolby is back with his first album in almost two decades. A characteristically eclectic mix, the album is his most personal yet and features Regina Spektor, Eddi Reader, Mark Knopfler and Imogen Heap.

Having achieved global success with his hit singles She Blinded Me With Science and Hyperactive! in the mid ’80s, Dolby went on to work with everyone from Bowie to MOR superstars Foreigner via Michael Jackson.

A Map of the Floating City is, in Dolby’s words,  a “travelogue across three imaginary continents”  comprising of Amerikana, Oceanea and Urbanoia and is an intensely personal piece of work.

We are particularly proud to be able to preview  this album exclusively to Society of Sound members.

This month’s LSO Live album is Mahler’s First Symphony conducted by Valery Gergiev.

Although he has an international reputation as a conductor of Shostakovich, he is far less well known for conducting Mahler. We think the LSO Live Mahler cycle will soon change that.

Both these albums will be available in glorious lossless high-quality files including 24-bit FLAC.

Both albums are available now to Society of  Sound members and we look forward to hearing what members make of them.

4 Comments

  • jaye NZ says:

    looking forward to it, thomas dolby stuff will be interesting to hear!

  • Lee Nixon says:

    Wow that’s quite a coup! Looking forward to this one.

  • D. Sutherland says:

    That should be interesting.

  • Giles Guthrie says:

    Just wanted to write a note to say how fantastic the Thomas Dolby album is. Thanks for making it Thomas, and thanks for bringing it to us SoS!

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