"Are you going to cross my path
for ever, damn you!" cried Gania; and, loosening his hold on Varia, he slapped the prince's face with all his force.
This album is no Tellin' Stories and does not reach the heights of Some Friendly, but it is definitely a step up on the often insipid previous release, s You Cross My Path
Scoring early success with the 1990 hit 'The only one I know', a favourite that defined the 'Madchester' scene while simultaneously signposting such 21st Century sounds as Kasabian, The Charlatans went on to play a key part in the Britpop movement and released their latest album 'You Cross My Path
' last year.
It's little wonder, then, that the band, especially charismatic frontman Burgess wanted a fresh start ahead of new album, You Cross My Path, being released.
A greatest hits album also arrived; a no-fat collection of the band's most memorable songs which invigorated Tim and his cohorts, and raised the bar for the album that would become You Cross My Path.
You Cross My Path is as good an album as they've ever released, a marked improvement on the frankly disappointing Simpatico and Up At The Lake.
Tim Burgess and his bandmates were on sparkling form at the Academy, showcasing songs from their latest album, You Cross My Path - available to download for free over the internet - and some old favourites.
Now You Cross My Path sees the Tim Burgess-led band go electronic, with New Order - esque references at every turn.
The Charlatans' album, You Cross My Path, is available for free at www.xfm.co.uk.
THE CHARLATANS - YOU CROSS MY PATH
Past Charlatans albums have seen them pay homage to their musical heroes.
Understandably, the response was tumultuous - You Cross My Path
captures The Charlies' heart and soul.
You Cross My Path
sees the Tim Burgess-led band go electronic, with New Orderesque basslines and Krautrock's mechanical sensibilities creeping in all over the place.
The Charlatans had to move quickly on the cover art as, originally, You Cross My Path
was only released as a free download but, when more than 100,000 copies were downloaded, a physical release was needed.
By far the most skate-rockinest band to cross my path
this month has got to be The Fakies.
Tim Burgess and his band mates return to the Later stage to perform songs from their latest album, You Cross My Path
, available to download for free over the internet.