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Aidan Moffat & The Best Ofs ~ How To Get To Heaven...

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With a new year comes a new incarnation and this album finds Aidan Moffat backed by a shape-shifting cohort of musicians known as 'The Best Ofs'. Who are these 'Best Ofs' then? Well, you've got a smattering of ex-Delgados in the form of Alun Woodward and Stewart Henderson (also their long-term cellist and barfly buddy Alan Barr), Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Stephen Jones (Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan's band) and also the much in demand Mansionhouse Brass Band.

Much has been made of this album's more upbeat, romantic slant and who better to shine some more light on the project's origins than Mr Moffat himself...

"I decided it was time that I attempted to write some positive love songs, which is incredibly difficult to do if you want to avoid cliché and repetition," says Aidan. "You have to try to make them both personal and universal, which can be quite difficult; you have to try to forget other people are going to hear them while also making sure it will appeal to an audience. There's a lot more sunshine and happy endings on this record, plus a song about my grandfather's non-existent ghost and a lullaby about the terror of impending fatherhood. Hopefully I've managed to keep it at least diverting for the 37 minutes it lasts."

The album's rather magnificent title comes from a pamphlet delivered through Aidan's door by the Southside God Squad and in terms of what guise Aidan might appear in next, he's happy to (partially) enlighten us...

"I'm currently of the notion that I won't make a record with the same band or under the same name twice," says Moffat. "My next album will most likely be one that I'm writing and recording with Bill Wells. I've also started a sequel to I Can Hear Your Heart, but it won't be any kind of conventional music album so I don't think that falls under the new rules. I reserve the right to change my mind anyway."

'How To Get To Heaven From Scotland' Online Boardgame


How To Get To Heaven From Scotland ~ Enhanced CD

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How To Get To Heaven From Scotland ~ Enhanced CD

Original UK Release Date: 14th February, 2009

The CD version of this album is enhanced to include videos of Big Blonde and Lullaby For Unborn Child, the latter showing footage - thankfully un-gynaecological - of Aidan at the birth of his son!

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How To Get To Heaven From Scotland ~ Deluxe Box Set

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How To Get To Heaven From Scotland ~ Deluxe Box Set


A VERY limited amount of stock has become available again!!

Yes, another box set, but this one is already sitting in our office and ready to ship - you have our word on that. Not like Aidan to do anything by halves, this boxset really pushes the boat out and offers more in the way of content than most artists would provide over three seperate releases. Available to preorder now with a pre-Valentine's Day delivery guaranteed, feast your eyes on the following...

• Full enhanced CD version of the album.
• Full 12" LP vinyl version of the album.
• An exclusive 5 track EP with alternate versions of album tracks + bonus track.
• An exclusive 7" with covers of 'I Got You Babe' by Sonny & Cher and 'Love Is Not A Game' by Glen Campbell.
• A 'How To Get To Heaven From Scotland' board game with die and counters.
• A Valentine's Card with envelope - individually numbered and signed by Aidan.

Please Note: The £32.00 price DOES NOT include shipping.

Price: 32.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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How To Get To Heaven From Scotland ~ Digital Download

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How To Get To Heaven From Scotland ~ Digital Download


Entire Album Download With Cover Art - 12 tracks (256K Bit Rate; 70.2MB)

LYRICS INCLUDED

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How To Get To Heaven From Scotland ~ Track Downloads

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How To Get To Heaven From Scotland ~ Track Downloads


INDIVIDUAL MP3 FILES TAGGED WITH COVER ART AND LYRICS

£0.69 per track (incl. VAT)

Lover's SongListen
Big BlondeListen
Atheist's LamentListen
Oh Men!Listen
A Scenic Route To The Isle Of EweListen
That's Just LoveListen
Ballad Of The Unsent LetterListen
Now I Know I'm RightListen
The Last KissListen
Lullaby For Unborn ChildListen
Living With You NowListen
My GoodbyeListen


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