Made in the wake of his wife and musical partner Karin Bäumler’s diagnosis with ovarian cancer, Robert Forster’s eighth solo album is startling in its quiet power…The Guardian
‘The Candle And The Flame’ consists of 9 songs written by Robert. Produced by Robert, Karin Bäumler and Louis Forster (The Goon Sax), the album was mixed by Victor Van Vugt (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey) and features former Go-Betweens and Warm Nights bass player Adele Pickvance as well as Scott Bromiley and Luke McDonald (The John Steele Singers), who worked on Robert’s ‘Inferno’ and ‘Songs To Play’ albums. “The recording sessions for the album were done sporadically over six months. Sometimes just one or two days a month.
Robert Forster: The Candle and the Flame
As that was all Karin’s strength and condition allowed her to do. So we had to record ‘live’, catching magical moments and going for ‘feel’. And that became the sound of the album.” says Robert.
1. She’s A Fighter (2:13)
2. Tender Years (5:28)
3. It’s Only Poison (4:35)
4. The Roads (5:05)
5. I Don’t Do Drugs I Do Time (4:47)
6. Always (4:06)
7. There’s A Reason To Live (2:35)
8. Go Free (3:23)
9. When I Was A Young Man (4:50)