Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys

“Lippy Kids” was the working title for Elbow’s fifth studio album. They changed it to Build A Rocket Boys!, but this song uses the original title, as you can see from this live in-the-studio video. It was shot at Blueprint Studios, where they recorded the whole album with producer/keyboard player Craig Potter. According to the band, Build’s about childhood and nostalgia — “Lippy Kids” has lines like “Do they know those days are golden?” You’ll hear the final album title in the lyrics, too. Watch:

Build A Rocket Boys! is out 3/4. Here’s the tracklist to the deluxe version:

01 “Lippy Kids”
02 “The Birds”
03 “With Love”
04 “Neat Little Rows”
05 “Jesus Is A Rochdale Girl”
06 “The Night Will Always Win”
07 “High Ideals”
08 “The River”
09 “Open Arms”
10 “The Birds (Reprise)”
11 “Dear Friends”

Comments (1)
  1. That was excellent. I’m so excited for this album now. Elbow is just so talented at creating absolutely beautiful tension.

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