What does it sound like?:
Like a Del Amitri album. No wait, come back, because it’s better than that. New life breathed into songs so familiar for a fantastic cause. Justin Curries gift as a songwriter and lyricist is brought into even sharper focus by new arrangements and vocals. Who knew these songs could so suit a female voice. “Whiskey Remorse” by Naomi Bedford becomes a folk tour de force, just gorgeous. “Sleep Instead Of Teardrops” by Frances Thorburn becomes something completely different and more emotional and that’s saying something if you know the original. The changes to “Not Where It’s At” and “Last to Know” actually make you wonder if the original just got it all wrong. A spoken word “Nothing Ever Happens” opens and s faithful jangly version by Travis ends the covers in between I cried 4 times, gasped several more and loved it to bits. Some bloke called Percy Darlinghurst finishes it all off and he must be very proud of what’s gone before. A glorious, uplifting, heart breaking album for a a group of glorious, uplifting, heart breaking people. Buy it, enjoy it, feel good about it, what more do you need this time of year?
What does it all *mean*?
Curries ability is in the creation and the mechanics of a song. These re worked versions show just how good they are. If John Lewis, M & S, Sainsburys, X Factor or The Voice UK want a song this is where they should look. If Ed Sheeran, Adele. Tom Odell or James Arthur want to know how to construct a song they should listen to this. I’m glad they haven’t though because these are our songs and hearing them in this format means we can enjoy them just a little bit longer. They are still our secret
Goes well with…
Christmas, feeling good and doing good
Might suit people who like…
Songs and song writing