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Country Mile

29 Sept. 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 30 Sept. 2013
  • Label: Transgressive
  • Copyright: 2013 Johnny Flynn
  • Total Length: 39:38
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00F2JCOSK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,622 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Sept. 2013
Format: Audio CD
Johnny Flynn's name is one that seems forever linked to the rise of nu folk and the ubiquitous success of the all conquering Mumford and Sons now on "indefinite hiatus" and suffering a overtly vicious backlash. The latter are big lads and can look after themselves but Flynn has always deserved better. He is more in a traditional folk bracket owing debts to Martin Carthy and Richard Thompson, plus tapping into deeper English traditions. Not that this has stopped the inevitable sniping about his work with NME describing "Country Mile" his album number three "as rootsy as the Chelsea Flower Show". This judgement is way to harsh and while some of the lyrics on this new album are sometimes contrived there is some very lovely music contained herein. "The Lady is risen" is a nice horn infused song with a great Flynn vocal and base elementary power. Equally the title track is nearer to rock music than folk and powers along nicely. Unfortunately Flynn does overplay his rustic credentials. Thus "Murmuration" starts with the line "The grass is long in the valley my love and there we will go to lie" and doesn't get much better. Its one of those songs that conjures up images of a finger in the ear and too much warm beer, while a another track like "Einstein's idea" is just plain dull. Much better is the slow but gorgeous ballad "Time unremembered" a sad lament with the albums best lyrical content and the snappy jazz feel of "Fol-de-Rol".

All in all this album is good in parts but what it is does lack is the sheer exuberance and fun of his brilliant debut "A Larum".
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. B. A. Sorrill on 3 Oct. 2013
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Let's be clear from the start... This is not Easy Listening. There is very little of the catchy hooks and toe tapping whimsy of 'A Larum' (still my favourite) and 'Been Listening' in this album. 'Country Mile' requires a certain level of perseverance and investment from the listener and it repays that effort handsomely with high points like the beautiful, melancholic 'Time Unremembered', the lullaby 'Einstein's Idea' and the loud and raucous 'The Lady is Risen'

Johnny Flynn remains a remarkable song writer and an even more remarkable performer who has injected some much needed life into the British Folk scene. All three of his albums (four if you include 'Bag of Hammers') have shown a level of evolution in terms of style so you never feel like you are being underestimated and fobbed off with some 'going-through-the-motions' affair.

...and his voice is like honey and cinnamon.
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I've been a fan of Flynn for a long time and whilst i've never seen him live (lack of effort on my part, unless Johnny wants come hang out and play a small gig in suffolk!) I have listened to pretty much everything that he has released.

Country Mile is a great album, I would try and review it but really I'm not a music writer and with spotify (and other music providers) out there theres no real excuse for not listening before you buy.
I heard this on spotify (which i subscribe to) and really liked it so I purchased the vinyl with digital download (always nice to have something physical you can hold)

The vinyl itself is nicely put together with good art work and is also nice a heavy. Its not a packed as A Larum (but that may have been a ltd edition) though.
The pressing however wasn't up to much. after putting it on and walking off to make a coffee I came back to hear it skipping all over the place - i initially thought someone had been messing about with the weights on my player but it came down to the vinyl.
I've had to give it a solid clean 5 or 6 times (per side) just to clear some of the grooves. This may have been a vinyl that skipped quality control but is something that I havent had to ever do for a new vinyl.

now its ultra clean the music is great and the quality is also fantastic.
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Great new album!

Johnny Flynn is one of the most talented and accomplished musicians at the moment. The new album is as amazing and enjoyable as his previous albums. There seems to be no limit to his talent and I can't wait to see him live again and for a following album too!
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Format: Audio CD
Slightly disappointed that the style of the tracks were not the same as his songs on "The Detectorists" as most were not accoustic, but as this was made last year, I suppose that is to be expected.
All in all a pleasant CD with some really good tunes
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This was a Christmas present for my son and I was really impressed with the speed, presentation and care of packaging. The music speaks for itself and he and his whisky were well chilled by Boxing Day.
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I love this man's voice. I only hope he releases his song from the 'Detectorists'. Wonderful singer and song writier.
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By Bill Henthorn on 25 Jan. 2015
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Very enjoyable cd If I see he is playing in Cornwall I shall go and see him
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