Reef return with cover of 1951 gospel song ‘How I Got Over’

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The West Country’s finest, Reef, have released a new song.

It’s a cover of the gospel hymn “How I Got Over”, made famous in popular music by the likes of Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin.

The song having been originally composed and published in 1951 by Clara Ward, Reef’s cover is the follow up to the band’s 2014 release, Barking At Trees, and precedes a new live album, Reef: Live At St Ives, which will be released on the 11th of March.

Reef’s version of “How I Got Over” was produced by long-term collaborator George Drakoulias, with the new live album having been recorded last October at St Ives Guildhall.

Meanwhile Reef have also added six dates to their forthcoming tour which now begins in February. The full list of confirmed shows is:

Feb 25th: The Hub, Plymouth
Feb 26th: Mr Kyps, Poole
Mar 03rd: Electric Ballroom, London
Mar 04th: Factory, Barnstaple
Mar 05th: Academy 1, Oxford
Mar 10th: O2 Academy, Bristol
Mar 11th: O2 Institute, Birmingham
Mar 12th: UEA, Norwich
Mar 16th: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Mar 17th: O2 Academy 2, Manchester
Mar 18th: Fibbers, York
Mar 19th: Plug, Sheffield
Mar 24th: Lemon Grove, Exeter
Mar 25th: Tramshed, Cardiff
Mar 26th: Engine Rooms, Southampton
Mar 27th: The Hole In The Roof, Deal
Apr 13th: Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Apr 14th: Dublin Academy
Apr 15th: Belfast Limelight
Apr 16th: Glasgow ABC

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