I was lucky enough to be given a promo copy of this and I've worn it out!
I can't believe it's not being released until February.
The CD starts with the Van Morrison / Water boys influenced " Map OF The World", which sets the tone for the rest of the CD.
If the songs don't grab you, then you're beyond help.
Savoretti follows in the footsteps of Ian McNabb in that he manages to out - Americanise the Americans- There are touches of Dylan in his poetic lyrics, flashes of Jackson Browne in the simplicity of the arrangements, the ghost of Springsteen's "Nebraska" era sparse approach is also present.=, but he remains firmly "English" in the restrained presentation of the album, 10 songs, performed with passion, no filler, no unnecessary instrumental excesses, nor vocal histrionics..
If you are familiar with Martin Stephenson's songs, are on nodding terms with Jesse Malin's works or have a fleeting interest in Fleet Foxes and Paolo Nutini's take on US Folk, then take a deep breath ,dive in and wrap these songs around you, You'll not regret the time invested.
All 10 tracks stand as individual testimonies to the songwriter's skill in making it sound effortless and unforced.