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Bright Light Ballads [CD]

Howard Eliott Payne Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (4 May 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Move City
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,706 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning. 19 April 2009
Howard Elliot Payne was (amonst other things) the leadsinger of The Stands. Whilst i liked The Stands this is in a completely different league. Produced by my-favourite-producer-in-the-whole-world Mr Ethan Johns, this is a folky, rootsy album that mixes the intimacy of Ray Lamontagne with the swagger of Ryan Adams at his most folky/countryfied. I love alt-country and this is the best alt-country album i've heard in a good while. The trademark Ethan Johns production gives Howard Payne that bar-room, live feel. But the real magic is in the songs, something that Howard Payne deserves all the credit for. Fans of the forementioned acts could do far worse than check out this stunning debut.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure quality 20 April 2009
Dangling Threads made iTunes "Single of the week" and it was that that introduced me to the man and his work. For me buying the album was and is a risk worth taking. According to my iPod I've listened to the album 12 times in the three days I've owned it - its that good!! Excellent music to relax to after a long hard day...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised..... 10 Aug 2010
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I must confess that i was never into The Stands and i bought this album solely on the basis that Ethan Johns produced it, as if there is one thing that will almost guarantee, it's that it should sound great, and 'Bright Light Ballads' does. I was also pleasantly surprised with the quality of the songs. As much as Howard Eliott Payne wears his influences on his sleeve, with Bob Dylan on one side and Ray Lamontagne/Ryan Adams on the other, his own personality does get through, just! The swaggering 'Come Down Easy' and 'Seven Years' are probably the highlights for me. One of the features of this album is the use of the violin, which really propels some of the songs. With ten songs clocking in at 35 minutes, this is an impressive folk/country album that definitely doesn't outstay its welcome.
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