Bonnie Prince Billy & The Cairo Gang | WIG257XX | Released: 19/04/10
To celebrate the release of the new Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and The Cairo Gang album, The Wonder Show of the World, 150 Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy bottle stoppers have been commissioned and are now available to pre-order exclusively through Domino Mart. Each bottle stopper was individually hand carved by the artist Scott Millar, so each one will be completely unique. Anyone ordering the bottle stopper from the mart will be sent an email to download all the album tracks on the release date, 29th March 2010.
For this new album of songs, Bonny Billy and The Cairo Gang together have built a bridge forward, assembled with riffs and bits from Emmett Kelly’s guitar and the lyricism of Bonny’s heart. But mostly, The Wonder Show of the World was, in its making, about trust. It’s a record made eye-to-eye in a room, close and careful, by and for a few men who wanted to be together, who wanted to make music that sounds as good to listen to as it did to make, and who in doing so forged something new in space, the wonder of you and of them.
The Cairo Gang belongs to Emmett Kelly, alternately him and his.
Bonny and Emmett have also recorded together with others on the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy albums, Lie Down In The Light, The Letting Go, Beware and the EP, CHIJIMI.