'New Blood' features re-imagined arrangements of many of Peter's songs, which dispense with the traditional weapons of the rock armoury. There are no guitars, no drum kit and the lyrics are exposed and laid bare, often taking new meaning with the passing of the years.
This treatment is applied with painstaking attention to detail on songs including "Digging In The Dirt", "Don't Give Up", "Downside Up", "Intruder", "Mercy Street", "The Rhythm of the Heat" and the spine tingling, atmospheric "San Jacinto".
Working with acclaimed composer and arranger John Metcalfe, Peter and the New Blood Orchestra have given each track a new depth and a powerful significance.
All tracks were recorded with a 46-piece orchestra, with renowned orchestrator Ben Foster conducting.
In addition to the album's 12 songs, there's also a special bonus track of "Solsbury Hill" (introduced by 'A Quiet Moment': 5-minutes of ambient sound recorded by Peter's long-term engineer, Dickie Chappell, actually on Solsbury Hill).
This deluxe edition features a disc of instrumental versions with an added bonus track.
1. Rhythm of the Heat
2. Downside Up (featuring Melanie Gabriel)
3. San Jacinto
6. In Your Eyes
7. Mercy Street
8. Red Rain
10. Don't Give Up (featuring Ane Brun)
11. Digging in the Dirt
12. The Nest That Sailed the Sky
13. A Quiet Moment
14. Solsbury Hill (bonus track)