Robyn Hitchcock’s The Man Upstairs is being offered as a full-album stream one week early exclusively via The New York Times. It is also now available for pre-order via the Yep Roc Store. The exclusive pre-order includes an instant download of “The Ghost In You,” and the LP comes with a CD and download code.
The Man Upstairs sees Hitchcock uniting with legendary producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention) for one of the most unique recordings of his already quite idiosyncratic career. Rather than simply record a new selection of songs, Boyd suggested what he called ‘a Judy Collins album’ such as Elektra would have released in 1967 – part well-known favorites, part personal discoveries, and part originals. The multi-tiered approach offered Hitchcock the rare opportunity to record as a performer, not “just another singer-songwriter laying their freshest eggs.”