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Adam Wilson – West Coast Elegy

August 1, 2010 by  

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Adam Wilson – West Coast Elegy

NAME: Adam Wilson
ALBUM: West Coast Elegy
DATE: 30August2010

LABEL: Zube Records

RATING: 4/5

FIVE WORD REVIEW: Classic, haunted, singer and songs

LOCATION: London

LINE UP: Adam Wilson, Songwriter, Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Bass, Keyboards/Piano, synthesizer, harmonium, Sarah Tucker, Violin, Steve Honest, Pedal Steel Guitar, Eric Young, drums. Hermione Love, backing vocals, Mixed by Steve Honest, Produced by Paul Barton

WHAT’S THE STORY?: The Singer Songwriter Adam Wilson returns to the fray with an album that is both downbeat and uplifting, haunted, but hopeful, an album of interlinked ideas, but not a concept album, writing all of the songs and music, playing most of the instruments, and performing in a hesitant and light, but tuneful voice, accompanied by sympathetic musicians and production values. Most of the songs are gentle, almost lullaby like, but elements of rock creep into ‘You are Fooling No One but Yourself’, and ‘Awakening’, whilst ‘Today is a Blessing COunted’ which finishes the album would have found good company on any number of fine folk albums, of which this is definitely one.

SOUNDS LIKE: Nick Drake with more technology, Leonard Cohen with a higher voice, and influences such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, Scott Walker, The Smiths, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Tunng, etc.

YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF: you like classic songs, and arrangements, and a pastoral sound that will stay with you.

LINK: http://www.myspace.com/adamwilsonmusic


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