peterdoherty

Everyone’s favorite London bad boy troubadour, Pete Doherty, is planning to release “Last of the English Roses” as the first single from his upcoming Grace/Wasteland solo album.  This album, recorded during a month-long session in London’s Olympic Studios with famed producer Stephen Street (who also produced the 2007 UK top 5 Babyshambles album Shotter’s Nation), is set to hit stores on March 24, 2009, courtesy of Astralwerks.

The disc boasts a bevy of English talent, including guitarist Graham Coxon (formerly of Blur), who plays throughout the album; Scottish singer Dot Allison, who co-wrote the duet “Sheepskin Tearaway,” which was also featured on Babyshambles’ live DVD Up the Shambles; and poet Peter “Wolfman” Wolfe, co-writer and guitarist on “Broken Love Song”. Doherty had previously made a guest appearance on Wolfe’s U.K. No. 7 single and Ivor Novello Award-nominated song “For Lovers”.  Babyshambles members Mick Whitnall (guitar), Drew McConnell (bass) and Adam Ficek (drums) also collaborate.

A few choice tracks include “Arcadie,” “Through the Looking Glass,” “Salome,” and “1839 Returning.”