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|1. Live Fast Die Old|
|2. Try This At Home|
|3. Dan's Song|
|4. Poetry Of The Deed|
|6. The Fastest Way Back Home|
|7. Sons Of Liberty|
|8. The Road|
|9. Faithful Son|
|10. Richard Divine|
|11. Sunday Nights|
|12. Our Lady Of The Campfire|
|13. Journey Of The Magi|
Striking a balance between plaintive melodies, tenderly heartfelt lyrics and rousing fist-in-the-air punk rock fury, the former hardcore singer has produced a record that fans of both James Morrison and Black Flag will clutch to their hearts.
Single The Road and Live Fast Die Old are typically fiery manifestos of Turner’s adopted lifestyle; having spent most of his time alive in bands achieving varying degrees of success he’s well-placed to document what it’s like to strike out at your dreams. And, as with Sunday Nights, he knows how to render the cute little details of everyday life with enough honesty to make them not only universal but to be loved and cherished.
Dan’s Song is an ode to the familiar pleasures of spending a sunny day in the park with a few mates, Try This At Home a call for the annihilation of apathy and for others to pick up a guitar and follow in his raspy-throated path. Both are charming in their simplicity, and Turner’s most potent weapon is his ability to turn the familiar into the breathtakingly magical just by singing his heart out, as on Faithful Son.
Sons Of Liberty evokes spiritual forefather Billy Bragg in its folk-tinged melodies and politically impassioned lyrics but seems slightly try-hard, and Isabel, perhaps the weakest song on Poetry of the Deed, only plods where it should soar. With a gorgeous lyric both expansive and intimate, it’s a wasted mid-paced ballad that feels half-finished.
Poetry of the Deed is a superb record that should shine a light on Turner not only as a brave new and, most importantly, thoroughly unmanufactured talent in the murky waters of the British singer-songwriter, but as a guy with a guitar slung over his back who can command venues from living rooms to huge concert halls. --Stephanie Burkett
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The man of the moment,hes just had his new cd go to number3 in the top 40 album chart and it looks like its going to do the same in the USA. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Mark Hughes
I really love Frank Turner, and I mean almost everything that this great man has done so far. I admit though that it did take me a few listens to be able to fully appreciate his... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
I'm working backwards through Frank Turner's albums, having only started listening in the last two years. You can see the progression through his albums, which is nice. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ms. AC Hodges
Another amazing Frank album, anyone who knows Frank's later stuff will love this. The usua
Frank style, (or mix of styles) well-produced.
What can I say brilliant album, you will love every track. A must for any fan, this won't disappoint you. I treated myself for XmasPublished 20 months ago by Mr. Robert M. Rees
brill cd saw him at reading festival on the tv, and enjoyed listening, bought the cd for my hubby and he is trilled with itPublished 22 months ago by Po
Tried very much to like this after hearing him on Steve Lamacq's anniversary tribute radio show, but apart from one or two tracks (The Road) it's really just above average pub... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Duncan Evans