'Find The One' is the sixth album from ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin's stellar new act the Coal Porters, one which shows the Coal Porters expanding their palette as they take acoustic folk and bluegrass into previously uncharted waters. 'Find The One'features (take deep breath) five new Sid Songs, an astonishing campfire cover of David Bowie's classic 'Heroes', a guest appearance by ex-Fairport Convention guitarist Richard Thompson, a two-part instrumental collaboration from the band's virtuosos: fiddler Carly Frey and banjo man John Breese, as well as the first ever appearance of BBC radio legend Brian Matthew on an alt-country recording! To say nothing of a sitar and fiddle battle on the Rolling Stones' immortal Paint It, Black. Yes, a real sitar. Produced by the legendary John Wood, the man who recorded Fairport Convention in their glory days and who produced Nick Drake, Squeeze and Beth Orton, 'Find The One' was recorded in north London earlier this year. It was mixed by Ed Stasium in Colorado USA, Ed being best known as Phil Spector's main engineer and for his work with the Ramones. Stasium mastered it too so it is the best sounding Coal Porters recording ever done. The album features a fold-out poster with lyrics on one side and images of the band on the reverse. The disc itself also contains a six minute documentary film of the band by the award-winning team of Toby Cameron and Richard Crandon.
Maverick - 'British bluegrass at its brightest, breeziest and burlesque best…Their finest work to date. Find The One has a contemporary and timeless feel about it… This album contains songs and styles for all ages.' * * * * *