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Charge [Explicit Lyrics]

David Ford Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (18 Mar 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: The Magnolia Label
  • ASIN: B00BFNS594
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,599 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  3. Isn't It Strange? 4:380.69  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. What's Not to Love? 3:030.69  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Every Time 5:530.69  Buy MP3 

Product Description

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David Ford was born in Dartford, Kent just after Punk Rock had become New Wave. His music career began in 2001 as guitarist, singer and songwriter for the band Easyworld who released two albums on the Jive label before disbanding in 2004. His former A&R Man, who was now his Manager, gave him some money to buy a basic home recording set up and Ford's debut solo album 'I Sincerely Apologise for All the Trouble I've Caused' was released by their own 'the magnolia label' in 2005. In December 2005 the album was named as one of the 'ten albums of the year' in both The Sunday Times and Word Magazine. The song 'State of the Union' was included alongside songs by Tom Waits, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen the soundtrack to Body of War, a documentary film about American Iraq War veteran Thomas Young. The KOKO show received a 5 / 5 live review in The Guardian, who also ran an editorial feature piece entitled 'Have you met the new Boss?' Flattering but slightly cringe worthy! The Times gave a similar 100% review to the gig and ran a double page feature on David Ford in the Culture Section of their sister Sunday Times paper. In both 2011 and 2012 David Ford returned to the USA and completed successful tours of all his usual supportive venues from Texas to Illinois. In May 2012 he stopped for a few days in Memphis in order to film a new session for the 'Sun Studios Session' TV programme and to spend a further day in the studio recording some songs and channelling the spirit of The King. Somewhat out of the blue, in November 2012, David Ford was informed that the French pop legend, Johnny Hallyday, had taken a shine to Ford's songs and had covered one of them, I'm Alright Now' from the 'Songs for the Road' album, and that it was a hit in France and that Hallyday's latest album was at Number One! Hallyday has now commissioned Ford to write more songs for him and to help produce tracks for his forthcoming 'English language' album. Who knows where this might lead? It is all very strange, but just one more interesting and fun story in the tapestry of David Ford's music career. For the last five years they have been presented as sold out shows at London's Bush Hall Theatre and at various venues in the North of England. These shows raise a handsome 5 figure sum for good causes and are a highlight of each year's end for Ford fans, who have been known to travel thousands of miles to attend these very informal and fun filled shows. The next thing coming along is the new album 'Charge' released on 'the magnolia label' and accompanied by extensive tours of the UK, Ireland, Canada and the USA during the months of March to June 2013.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What's not to love? 19 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
David Ford. What a great guy. Proud of never having made it into the mainstream, of not having to compromise his artistic vision, of never being a puppet of the music industry - and rightly so. This, his fourth solo album, is possibly the least commercial of the lot, an eclectic mix of southern blues (I'm talking USA, rather than Sussex), heartfelt, sincere ballads, tongue-in-cheek humour and honest, autobiographical lyrics. You open a vein on Ford's arm and he bleeds these songs. They are him... that's what makes him, and this album, so lovable and remarkable. The sentiments of a song such as 'What's Not To Love', for example, would sound mawkish and trite in the hands of a lesser, more chart-friendly artist, but David pulls off one of the most beautiful love songs of the decade.

I'd heard some of these tracks before, in slightly less-polished form, both live and on the EP's David has released over the last year or so. All are improved on the album, all are the finished product and sound bloody brilliant as a result. Even the songs I wasn't quite sure about when I first heard them, such as the rocking blues of 'The Ballad Of Miss Lily' and the love song to Ford's favourite US city, 'Philadelphia Boy' have been transformed into firm favourites. The stomping opener, 'Pour A Little Poison' is already a live favourite of mine, as is the incredible finale of the album, 'Every Time', a truly magnificent six-minute epic which has a slight E-Street Band feel to the arrangement and which grows and builds to a delightfully profane sign-off, referencing both his autobiography and one of his signature compositions, 'Song For The Road'.

I could go on and rave about other songs on the album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I choose this 21 Mar 2013
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One of the few artists around, that I actually buy every thing he produces and in the real physical form of CD. To me thats a sign of a special talent. Most of the time I'm content to stream from Spotify or buy an MP3, but those things seem quite temporary and just a little disposable and Fords talent deserves a more permanent medium, something you can touch, something that will survive a failing hard drive.

So, as is my habit, I ordered this CD as soon as it became available.

Is it any good?

Well, for the most part you won't hear it on the radio. You probably won't see him singing "Every Time" on the Graham Norton Show and i'd probably die of shock if someone chose to cover "what's not to love" on X Factor, but that feeling of liking something that most have missed is probably why it resonates so strongly with me. So yes it is good, it's very good and you should definitely buy this CD and the others that precede it.

You should also see him live as that is an experience not to be missed.

Fame appears to have passed Ford by and he seems ok with that, "I'm proud that I never had whatever it takes" and maybe I am too, but I do want him to keeping writing great words and music so please buy this CD, or MP3 if that's your thing. You won't regret it.

I choose this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Singer You've Never Heard of 20 Mar 2013
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One week after the welcome return of The Thin White Duke, comes a new album from a less well-known David. Ford's fourth is shot through with American influences, but with an English lyrical bent and a healthy dose of self-deprecation that anyone who has been lucky enough to catch him live will recognise.

First there is an upbeat tale of a US tour gone bad, "Pour A Little Poison", where he travels the Southern states to small but loyal crowds - "..tonight another dozen they'll be glad I came..".

He bares his soul on the piano ballad "Philadelphia Boy", relating the true story of how he suffered a near-breakdown on stage in the city, but was pulled through by the good wishes of the audience. Check out his memoir "I Choose This" for the full story.

The ten songs are a mixture of brand new compositions and some that have been performed live and released on EPs over the last two years. All of them have lyrical touches that make Ford stand out in the crowded singer-songwriter territory.

The album ends with the magnificent "Every Time", which summarises his ups and many downs in the music business. The moral- life is about chances taken and sometimes the hand of fate intervenes, and you can't live your life regretting what might have been.

His love of music, regardless of the riches that might have been his, shines through on this album. Buy this and then go see him in concert - as a live performer he has few peers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sincerity in every word 19 Mar 2013
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Ironically released at the same time as Billy Bragg's excellent new release, Ford ploughs much the same furrow with an admittedly more American slant. My reference point would be the early Ryan Adams albums but other may beg to differ. Nevertheless this is an excellent album that just drags a tad in the middle section but still comes together for a strong finish. There are "typical" singer/songwriter ballads such as Isn't it Strange and Philidelphia Boy, a nod to Springsteen with Let it Burn and Moving On and a decent stab at soul with Perfect Soul. Mushy ballad What's not to love with its strings doesn't work for me, which is a shame as it's probably the only duff track on the album. The standout track for me is the angry closer Every Time, which almost reaches the heights of the Ford's best known track, the outstanding State of the Union (check out the video if you can). All in all this is a fine piece of work. Ford is a very very good singer and multi instrumentalist so for that alone, I'd have to say that I prefer this album to Mr Bragg's offering and if I were only getting 1 album this week this would be the one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Storming into Georgia like a midnight train....
The headline of this review is my favourite line on this album. And this album is great. David Ford is easily the most underated and marginalised singer/songwriter of his... Read more
Published 3 months ago by benb
5.0 out of 5 stars Craftsman at work
Wonderful voice, wonderful songwriter and a very very good guitar player Ford is something of a throwback. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Markymark
5.0 out of 5 stars Revelation
This album is amazing. With all the rubbish that's about in today's music, why isn't David Ford a massive star?
Published 7 months ago by G. Tate
I love David Ford. Everyone of his previous offerings I've devoured with a slightly unseemly haste and a satisfied burp after listening. But this CD is tepid.....lacklustre..... Read more
Published 10 months ago by goatsrant
5.0 out of 5 stars Another top recording and worth getting the bonus tracks!
Seen many live performances and have all his recorded material since the impression created by an explosive support performance to Suzanne Vega at the QEH Southbank in July 2007... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mr. Stephen H. Lyall
4.0 out of 5 stars Unsung Star
I've got all his albums and seen him live countless times - and he is a lost treasure to our musical landscape. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Cliffy G
4.0 out of 5 stars Ford Charges on
David Ford is such a good songwriter and performer live and this album must be one of his best, so far.
Published 10 months ago by Phillip Miles
5.0 out of 5 stars David Ford does it again
Another excellent album from the ridiculously unknown David Ford. Has two of my favourite songs of his ("Every Time" and "What's not to Love") as well as some... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Bellicia
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
I was waiting a long time for this album's release and it didn't disappoint. This is Ford at his best, clever, witty and always soul wrenching. I love it!
Published 12 months ago by Maplecandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great album which may sadly go unnoticed
David Ford's fourth attempt to grab the music worlds attention is again a near perfect collection. These songs have been around is various guises for over a year now but here are... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Stevie
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