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Gregory Porter to release Take Me to the Alley this May

The jazz star will release his new album featuring the original version of Holding On.

Gregory Porter
Credit: Decca

Gregory Porter will release Take Me to the Alley, the follow-up to his million-selling album Liquid Spirit, on 6th May 2016 through Decca Records.

Take Me to the Alley will feature Porter’s original version of Holding On, the track that went on to be a hit for Disclosure when they put their spin on it. It’s the first time that the track has been available in its original form.

Porter stated, “It’s a way of saying that a song is a song is a song. The lyrics and the intention of the song come through no matter what kind of bells and whistle are going on.”

The track listing for Take Me to the Alley is:

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1. Holding On (Gregory Porter/James John Napier/Guy William Lawrence/Howard John Lawrence)
2. Don’t Lose Your Steam (Porter)
3. Take Me To The Alley (Porter)
4. Day Dream (Gregory Porter/Craig Dawson)
5. Consequence of Love (Porter)
6. In Fashion (Porter)
7. More Than A Woman (Porter)
8. In Heaven (Darlene Andrews, Gregory Porter’s cousin)
9. Insanity (Porter)
10. Don’t Be A Fool (Porter)
11. Fan The Flames (Porter)
12. French African Queen (Porter)

You can catch him on tour at the following dates in April:

4 London Royal Albert Hall
5 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
6 – Bristol Colston Hall
8 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
9 – Sheffield City Hall
10 – Edinburgh Festival Theatre
11 – Aberdeen His Majestys Theatre
12 – Perth Concert Hall
14 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
15 – Sage Gateshead
16 – Leicester De Montfort Hall
17 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
19 – Brighton Dome
20 – Cardiff St Davids Hall
21 – Poole Lighthouse
22 – Plymouth Pavilions
24 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
28 – London Eventim Apollo

Take a look at the artwork for Take Me to the Alley below:

Gregory Porter - Take Me to the Alley

Credit: Decca

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