Hugh Laurie’s ‘Didn’t It Rain’ to be released in UK next week

If you're across the pond, you are probably getting a lot more hype for the new album from Hugh Laurie, which is due May 6 in the UK.  Didn't It Rain finds Laurie reteaming with producer Joe Henry and most of the original cast who played on the widely acclaimed Let Them Talk.

Laurie's YouTube channel is the best bet to get a taste, including a live stream of a session at Abbey Road Studios tomorrow (Fri, May 3).  The performance will air at 7pm GMT.

Looks as though the release of Didn't It Rain will closely follow the pattern of Let Them Talk – a UK release to be followed in the US (hopefully) later in the year.  American fans who can't wait should probably order via Amazon UK (in a variety of formats, including vinyl and and a deluxe book edition).  My experience is that their US shipping rates are pretty reasonable compared to other alternatives.

In the meantime, check out this Making Of clip featuring Laurie and JH talking about the new record…

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