is the second studio album by Didn't It Rain English actor and musician Hugh Laurie.
Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles on January 2013, the album contains several  blues songs (like its predecessor). Unlike his previous album, however, Laurie also branches further into other Southern US and South American genres, including jazz, R&B, and tango.
Let Them Talk, Laurie once again plays piano and guitar, and often provides vocals. Additionally, Laurie is joined by guest musicians Gaby Moreno, Jean McClain, and Taj Mahal, and is supported throughout by the Copper Bottom Band.
 Didn't It Rain was released in the UK on 6 May 2013, with iTunes providing pre-order and digital releases, and  Amazon providing vinyl prints and a special book edition.  As a promotion for a  Huffington Post interview regarding Laurie's album and upcoming tour, the album had a 24-hour free streaming period in several countries.  It was released in the United States on 6 August 2013. 
The miniature piano seen on the album artwork was given to Laurie on a 2009 episode of
. Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
Track listing [ edit ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Greg Leisz – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, dobro, mandola, mandolin Patrick Warren – accordion, Hammond b-3 organ, pump organ, keyboards
Vincent Henry – vocals, harmonica, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Jay Bellerose – drums, percussion
Larry Goldings – Hammond b-3 organ
Kevin Breit – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, tenor banjo, mandocello, mandola, mandolin, background vocals
Jean McClain – background vocals Elizabeth Lea – trombone
David Plitch – upright bass, electric bass
Hugh Laurie – vocals, acoustic guitar, whistle, piano, Wurlitzer organ Robby Marshall – clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
Following the album's release, a promotional tour was set to span the UK and several countries starting on 31 May 2013.
The tour began in  Belarus, and continued across mainland Europe. After covering five EU capitals, it toured several cities in the United Kingdom, before concluding back in mainland Europe.
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
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Certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "Didn't It Rain - Hugh Laurie". Allmusic.com . Retrieved . 2013-08-08
Hugh Laurie Blues - The official Site About Page, as reflected in the Internet Archive, retrieved June 10, 2018
^ The Copper Bottom Band consists of Jay Bellerose,
Kevin Breit, Vincent Henry, Greg Leisz, Robby Marshall, David Piltch Archived 2013-10-04 at the Wayback Machine and Patrick Warren, with Elizabeth Lea and Larry Goldings playing additional instruments.
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"Didn't It Rain". itunes.apple.com. Archived from the original on February 24, 2014 . Retrieved . April 29, 2013
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"Amazon UK Vinyl Edition". amazon.co.uk . Retrieved . May 11, 2013
"Didn't It Rain Interview". huffingtonpost.co.uk . Retrieved . April 29, 2013
^ The album was available in Australia, Belgium, Argentina, Hungary, South Africa, Slovakia, Ireland, Spain, Bulgaria and the UK.
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"Artists / Hugh Laurie / Chart History / Canadian Albums". Billboard . Retrieved . 2 June 2014
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"SINGLES OR 2013 - 150 000 exemplaires vendus" (PDF). Proxy.siteo.com . Retrieved . 2016-07-29
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