Lloyd Cole

"Yes, it was me who opened his solo venture (the eponymous 1990 release) with a song called ‘Don’t Look Back’. I know, I know…

However, the release of 2015’s Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Collected Recordings 1983-1989 was received to universal warmth and acclaim, and it sold out far more quickly than UMG anticipated. A second printing is due in March, and a second box is in the works, for September release. It will span 1988 – 1996, my first four solo albums, the lost fifth album, plus rarities and videos.

These boxes are a lot of work, much of which can only be done by me. I must revisit and rediscover material. I am necessarily in retrospective mode. I have decided to embrace it.

In 2016 all of my set lists comprised material from 1983-1996 only. Some called it the Classic Songbook Tour, some called it The Retrospective. It began in Glasgow in August with the Leopards and then my son and I played acoustically all over Europe.

Once the world has seen the Retrospective Show I will resume my work as a contemporary artist."

- Lloyd Cole

Lloyd will perform two sets - with a short intermission between. No opening act.



“…a rocking, reinvigorated return…terrific” 8/10 UNCUT July ‘13

“…captivating!” 4* MOJO July ‘13

“effortless craftsmanship from a gifted storyteller.” Q July ‘13

“‘Standards’ is the work of a bristling, alive and fresh-as-a-daisy master, drawing on all of his experience for a mid-life career high.”4* Daily Mirror 21 June ‘13

“…a sound replete with twisting, cyclical guitar lines and tints of keyboards… there’s a confidence and flexibility to his disparate themes…may be his best album.”
The Independent I 21 June ‘13

“…- like when Dylan went electric…it’s not a fanciful comparison – Cole’s lyrics are profoundly poetic and linked to some glorious tunes….terrific.”4*
Alan Johnson MP, BIG ISSUE 17-23 June ‘13

“…pop rock swagger….with a lyric as seductive as ever…” 4*
The Independent On Sunday 23 June ‘13

“…a vibrant set full of wry wordplay.” 4* Mail On Sunday 23 June ‘13

“…a fine advertisement for approaching the act of writing in a more contemplative way….wonderfully wry…self-knowing lyrics….a plangent beauty…”
Sunday Times 23 June ‘13

“…ruminative, erudite, rueful…the rockiest thing he has done, but still very Lloyd Cole.” Mail On Sunday 9 June ‘13

“…gloriously, pertinently verbose…career-best…” 4* Record Collector July ‘13

“…a timeless classic.” 5* Classic Pop July/Aug ’13


“…a little less commotion, but still a legend… just his acoustic guitar and a two-hour set of gorgeous pop songs…” Bristol Post 6 Nov ‘13

“His voice is still beautiful. It sounds like threadbare velvet, stretched but rich at the same time…His lyrics are full of lust and longing, never overly romantic, but enough for you to realise that they come from a deeply complex man.” GodIsInTheTV 13 Nov ’13

“Hors Catégorie.” Magic (France) October ’13

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