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The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows
Artist
Damon Albarn
Label
Transgressive
Catalogue Number
TRANS551
Release Date
November 12, 2021
  • Vinyl 1×LP, Limited Coloured

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    White Vinyl

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  • Vinyl Super Deluxe Edition

    $69.99

    Includes White LP | Exclusive Black Vinyl 7 inch | 32 page hardback book | Digital

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    • + WAV / FLAC
    • White LP housed in:
    • hardback book inc Black Vinyl 7” + 32 pages of photography, lyrics, drawings, doodles, etc.
    • high quality digital file
  • Vinyl

    $24.98

    Black Vinyl LP

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  • CD

    $14.98

    The CD edition includes a 20-minute hidden track of a new and original recording that inspired some of the record's themes.

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  • Cassette

    $8.99

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows was originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. This last year has seen Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory.

Albarn says “I have been on my own dark journey while making this record and it led me to believe that a pure source might still exist.”

Digital Track List

  1. 1 The Nearer the Fountain the More Pure the Stream Flows 5:00 Buy

    The Nearer the Fountain the More Pure the Stream Flows

  2. 2 The Cormorant 4:21 Buy

    The Cormorant

  3. 3 Royal Morning Blue 3:12 Buy

    Royal Morning Blue

  4. 4 Combustion 2:53 Buy

    Combustion

  5. 5 Daft Wader 3:28 Buy

    Daft Wader

  6. 6 Darkness To Light 2:59 Buy

    Darkness To Light

  7. 7 Esja 3:41 Buy

    Esja

  8. 8 The Tower Of Montevideo 4:19 Buy

    The Tower Of Montevideo

  9. 9 Giraffe Trumpet Sea 1:51 Buy

    Giraffe Trumpet Sea

  10. 10 Polaris 4:45 Buy

    Polaris

  11. 11 Particles 3:21 Buy

    Particles

Damon Albarn

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