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Before the Storm [CD]

Jack Savoretti Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (4 Jun 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Fullfill
  • ASIN: B007VDNY4I
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,831 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Not Worthy 3:010.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Take Me Home 3:550.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Breaking the Rules 3:340.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Proposal 3:350.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Vagabond 3:470.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Changes 4:130.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Last Call 3:360.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Come Shine a Light 3:280.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Before the Storm 3:330.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Crazy Fool 3:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Lifetime 3:090.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Knock Knock 2:570.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. For the Last Time 3:120.89  Buy MP3 

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BBC Review

If you had never heard (of) him before, you would swear Jack Savoretti had timed his arrival on the British music scene to perfection. His gruffly soulful voice and introspective singer-songwriting chime with the music of Josh Kumra, and although he doesn’t have the faint glimmer of association with the world of grime enjoyed by Ed Sheeran you can see this album appealing to a similar audience.

The difference is that Savoretti is older than Sheeran by eight years and this is his third album. His first two – 2007’s Between the Minds and 2009’s Harder Than Easy – didn’t reach the commercial heights expected of someone with his husky tones and, let’s be honest, hunky frame, apparently losing out in the sexy-but-sensitive-troubadour stakes to James Morrison and Paolo Nutini.

For his third album, Savoretti is taking no chances. Produced by Martin Terefe (Morrison, Jason Mraz) and featuring a songwriting team-up with Steve Booker (co-writer of Duffy's Mercy), Before the Storm is a trove of gently strummed acoustica for fans of manly introspection and romantic navel-gazing. Not Worthy is the freewheeling opener, complete with handclaps, the kind of thing that would have made sense cruising down a US freeway in 1977. The Proposal takes this retro-country-rockin' to its logical conclusion, effectively revisiting the melody and brisk gait of Take it Easy by the Eagles.

Throughout the album, Savoretti’s voice is unreconstructed in its manly tenderness – you can almost taste the testosterone, even when he's being all anguished and alone. The titles and lyrics tell their own story: this is someone steeped in the language – and clichés – of the guitar-toting outsider. On Take Me Home he’s walking “down this lonely street”; elsewhere, he beseeches someone to Come Shine a Light.

Before the Storm is so pre-postmodern it’s not true – the only track that nods to music of the last 20 years is Changes, whose chord change is reminiscent of The Verve’s The Drugs Don’t Work. A more interesting inclusion would have been his duet with Sienna Miller, Hate & Love, as used in The Vampire Diaries. The track’s unexplained absence is a shame because it is, production-wise, a leap into new echoey, reverb-drenched territory. But it’s unlikely it would have sat easily beside many of these numbers, these ragged and raw confessionals that could have been released at any time in the last four decades.

--Mike Diver

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Knock Knock 4 Jun 2012
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Brilliant new album from Jack Savoretti. A bit different than the first two, but still the distinctive voice and excellent song writing. More mature and louder, which suits me. Recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than EVER! Don't hesitate! Get it! 12 Jun 2012
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A must have in any collection! Who would have thought his 3rd album could have bettered the first two. A sniff of The Eagles, this is classic Californian road tripping music at its best! Start to finish I simply can't choose a favourite track.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Just Brilliant 8 July 2012
By Andy C
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Have seen Jack a few times live, he never disappoints and this album just grows on you with its amazing Rock Folk backdrop against Jacks Raspy Soulful Voice.
All tracks have their moments. My personal favourites are Breaking the Rules and Lifetime, but every song is a winner. Shove it on in the Car whilst youre driving, and you'll be singing away in no time.

Awesome !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album 4 Jun 2012
By Jay
Format:Audio CD
This album was show-cased at Borderline....a brilliant concert (I'll try and catch him again at Bush Hall)! This album is as good his last two, but different(has a more country-rock feel to it). All songs are good but particularly like 'Changes', and of course 'knock knock'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best one yet !!!! 4 Jun 2012
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Loved your last two albums, but this is definitely the best one yet. Songs are so good, I can`t even choose my favourite!
Raspy voice, amazing lyrics and brilliant music. Worth every penny and more !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jack's Back 4 Jun 2012
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I saw Jack at the Borderline last week and having listened to his first two albums many many times, was astonished to hear an updated sound, which was captivating. I don't think he will be a person appreciated by the few for much longer. The mans voice is amazing and the songs are of the moment.The previuos review dissects the album much more carefully, but it doesn't really need to as there is not one duff track. My favourite, Lifetime. Catch him live before it becomes impossible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Album 11 Sep 2013
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Saw Jack Savoretti at Cornbury this year and bought this album after that - fantastic album - really enjoy listening to it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 5 July 2014
By Debz666
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Great voice, great songs
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
Cannot listen to this enough. Amazing husky voice, a good mix of provocative heart wrenching tracks and cheerful sing like you mean it songs.
Published 2 months ago by Psych teacher
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best performers ever!
One of the best performers ever seen, so friendly and always,a pleasure to meet when we see him live. Great band around him too
Published 2 months ago by Abbie Saxon
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Brilliant album from an amazing singer songwriter. He has a mixture of lots of different sounds; some new and some reminiscent of something from the past- timeless. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sharon C
5.0 out of 5 stars jack
I bought this for my girlfriend for valentines day.i don't think she really likes the music she just fancies jack
Published 4 months ago by Joseph Petcher
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
Havent had chance to listen to this as much as id have liked to but am expecting this to be as good as any other.
Published 5 months ago by sweetie
4.0 out of 5 stars Really cool
You can feel there is a sincere inspiration behind this album. The lyrics are simple and stuck into your head after the first listening. The rhythm is lively. Read more
Published 6 months ago by WW81
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable.
I first heard Jack Savogretti when he supported Jules Holland and realhy liked his music. This album did nott dissapoint in any way. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Billybob
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
Great CD from Jack!....Every song is beautifully sung! ....He has a soothing voice.....My favourite track was Changes! I love it!
Published 6 months ago by Linda Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album ever!!!
I've seen him live once and now am in love! Really good voice and handsome too :) I am seeing him next week!!
Published 7 months ago by Susie
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth purchasing
From listening to one track I decided to get the MP3 album.
I really don't think there's a bad track (which decided for me to purchase his previous albums - well worth looking... Read more
Published 11 months ago by orangebutterfly
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