by Derrick Stembridge in New Music on Monday 26 May 2008

Rob Dickinson, former frontman of highly influential British band Catherine Wheel, is set to re-release his debut solo album, Fresh Wine For The Horses. The album will be released as a two disc set on June 10 with one new song, End Of The World. The bonus disc will contain six acoustic versions of classic Catherine Wheel songs. From a conversation with Venus on My Name Is Love, to the whimsical heartbreak of Oceans, to the emotional highs of Towering and Flowering, Dickinson’s Fresh Wine for The Horses bristles with romance but still keeps its manly charm. Says Dickinson of the recording: ‘This record is about recognizing and accepting the sometimes ugly truth. It’s about love, devotion and enlightenment’. Dickinson’s Resurrection Part II came after the unfortunate dissolution of the record company that first released this stunning album. Handpicked by legendary producer Bob Ezrin of Pink Floyd, Kiss, Lou Reed (and Catherine Wheel) fame, Fresh Wine For The Horses was presented to Universal Records on a silver platter, and the second chance given to the album begins a new chapter for the audacious performer.