the-ringmaster-general-cover-298x300The Ringmaster General, the latest album by Dave Stewart will be released on the 30th August in Germany,the 3rd September in the UK and by the 4th, the world.


The album was recorded at The Blackbird Studios in Nashville where The Blackbird Diaries was recorded 2 years ago.


German fans are in for a treat as they will get an additional bonus track too! 


The album will be released on both CD and gatefold vinyl, which will show of this stunning cover art brilliantly.


Details below.


On The Ringmaster General, Dave Stewart creates a potent and distinctive musical gumbo, mixing in rock, blues, country, rhythm & blues and psychedelia. His songs are alternately moving and wry; they are filled with twists and turns, both musical and lyrical, that constantly surprise with repeated listens. Stewart’s voice has an alluringly mysterious quality that guides the listener through these stories of, explains the ringmaster himself, “love, discovery, and…”

The album was recorded and mixed by John McBride at his famed Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN. It features 13 new songs, including striking duets with Alison Krauss, Diane Birch and Joss Stone as well as a duet sung with and co-written by Jessie Baylin. The blistering guitar skills of Orianthi are featured as well. As with his recent album, The Blackbird Diaries, Stewart is backed by some of the finest musicians in Nashville including: guitarist Tom Bukovac, drummer Chad Cromwell, bassist Michael Rhodes, steel guitarist Dan Dugmore and Mike Rojas on piano.

Dave Stewart The Ringmaster General Track Listing:

1.  I Got Love (featuring Joss Stone)
2.  Just Another Fall (duet with Diane Birch)
3.  A Different Man Now
4.  Drowning In The Blues (duet with Alison Krauss)
5.  Girl In A Catsuit (featuring Orianthi)
6.  Slow Motion Addict No. 2
7.  You Took My Love
8.  God Only Knows You Now (duet with Jessie Baylin)
9.  The Ringmaster General
10. Story of Success
11. A New Song for Nashville

* Bonus Track – Christine (Germany Only)