Beautiful Despair was recorded in 1990 by Dan Treacy and Jowe Head, and is to be released on January 26th 2018.
This will be the first studio album released by the band since 2010's A Memory is Better Than Nothing, as they went on indefinite hiatus after Treacy suffered a blood clot and subsequently underwent brain surgery in 2011.
Recorded on a 4-track, Beautiful Despair fell between their 1989's Privilege and 1992's Closer to God.
The first track to be shared from this previously unreleased album is 'If You Fly Too High', which can be heard here:
Beautiful Despair tracklist:
01 Hard Luck Story Number 39
02 Razor Blades & Lemonade
03 How Does It Feel to Be Loved?
04 Love Is a Four Letter Word
05 Beautiful Despair
06 If You Fly Too High
07 Have a Nice Day
08 I Get Frightened Too
09 Goodnight Mr Spaceman
10 Honey For the Bears
11 I Don't Want to Live This Life
12 I Like That in a Girl
13 My Very First Nervous Breakdown
14 Suppose You Think It’s Funny
15 This Heart’s Not Made of Stone