Tim Bowness
Abandoned Dancehall Dreams
23/06/2014
CD, LP & Digital Download
  1. The Warm-Up Man Forever
  2. Smiler At 50
  3. Songs Of Distant Summers
  4. Waterfoot
  5. Dancing For You
  6. Smiler At 52
  7. I Fought Against The South
  8. Beaten By Love
  9. There Were Days (Smiler At 52, Grasscut Mix)
  10. Sounds Of Distant Summers (Songs Of Distant Summers, Richard Barbieri Mix)
  11. Singing For You (Dancing For You, UXB Mix)
Produced by no-man, “Flowers At The Scene” is a vibrant collection of 11 strikingly diverse songs. Against a backdrop of propulsive Art Rock, heartbreaking ballads and more, Tim Bowness distinctively delivers cinematic storytelling and disarmingly direct confessional lyrics on his strongest solo album to date.

Representing the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson’s first joint production in over a decade, the album features stunning performances from an extraordinary cast of players including Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator), Andy Partridge (XTC), Kevin Godley (10cc), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Jim Matheos (Fates Warning/OSI), David Longdon (Big Big Train), co-producer Brian Hulse (Plenty), Australian trumpeter Ian Dixon, and drummers Tom Atherton and Dylan Howe. The Curator, David K Jones, violinist Fran Broady and Charles Grimsdale also guest.

Mixed by Steven Wilson and mastered by Steve Kitch (The Pineapple Thief), the album’s poignant artwork is by Jarrod Gosling.

Tim Bowness is primarily known as vocalist/co-writer with no-man, a long-running collaboration with Steven Wilson. In addition to releasing six studio albums and a documentary DVD with no-man, Tim has worked with popular Italian artist Alice, Mercury Prize nominated Banco De Gaia, Robert Fripp, Peter Hammill and Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera (amongst many others).

Tim recorded the album “Flame” (1994) with Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree/ex-Japan), and co-produced/co-wrote “Talking With Strangers” (2009) for Judy Dyble (ex-Fairport Convention).

Bowness’s critically acclaimed recent trio of solo releases on InsideOutMusic/Sony have entered the official UK Top 10 Rock, Progressive, and Vinyl charts and 2017’s “Lost In The Ghost Light” appeared in several end of year lists and was the recipient of a Prog Magazine award.