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The Big Romance

David Kitt Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (18 Jun 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Music
  • ASIN: B00005KB46
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,351 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Song From Hope St.
2. You Know What I Want To Know
3. Step Outside In The Morning Light
4. Private Dance
5. Pale Blue Light
6. What I Ask
7. Strange Light In The Evening
8. Whispers Return The Sun/ Rest The Moon
9. You And The City
10. Into the Breeze

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Although on The Big Romance Dublin's alt-folk artist David Kitt audibly upholds many of the key traditions associated with bedsit lands' introspective singer/songwriter muse (softly spoken, self-analytical, bonded brotherly to the sort of kindergarten acoustic guitar filigree's of Trumpton and Camberwick Green), he's a wild card, a textural experimentalist adding the exotic spices of electronica and self-assembly percussion to a genre which has been left to stew in it's own juices for far too long. The Big Romance, his first full-length offering, expands upon the half-sketched themes of his earlier DIY mini-album Small Moments by adding further tangential freshness. "Pale Blue Light", for example, is as contemporaneous as anything on Radiohead's Amnesiac; where layers of rainbow harmony, errant woodwind and Brian Eno synths intertwine over an awkwardly jazzy time-signature. Better still, there's the broodingly repetitious doom-rock mantra of "What I Ask", what Ian Curtis may have sounded like if he'd grown-up listing to Nick Drake rather than Iggy Pop. In his own, unarguably idiosyncratic and folk idiomatic way, David Kitt is creating music as pioneering as Bob Dylan's Blonde On Blonde. --Kevin Maidment

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical 3 July 2004
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album in february of 2004, it's now July 2004 and in this short space of time, the Big Romance has become one of my favourite albums of all time.
My initial impression of this CD was fairly poor, the first track (Song from Hope St.)begins with a fairly poor quality drum sound but rest-assured, this album is of the highest quality (mastered at Abbey Road!).
As a previous reviewer stated, patience is the key to loving this C.D. think of it as a wife and not a one night stand! After a few weeks of listening, you will be hard pushed to find a poor track and you'll find it even more difficult to choose a favourite - consitently brilliant. Every song on this C.D. has a really catchy melodic hook of some form, and within a few listens you'll know every lyric.
I don't really know what else to say... i would recommend this album to anyone with the same fervour and passion as i would Jeff Buckley's Grace or Damien Rice's O. I really like to see it when great talent such as Damien Rice gains the success that is deserved. DO THE SAME WITH DAVID KITT: BUY THIS ALBUM!!!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-hear 24 Mar 2003
By Caroline VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This album is on my all-time must-have albums, a mainstay in my cd changer. One of my hobbies is letting people listen to David Kitt and watching their reactions as they become converts, too. His music is subtly beautiful, with flashes of genius. While his style is quite folkly,it is never trite just heart-wrenching. It is for anyone who enjoys the simple pleasure of a beautiful song sang by someone with the talent to mean it. I could rhapsodize further, and cannot recommend an artist with higher praise.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Patience 12 Jan 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I read an irresistable review in a newspaper and ordered it out of curiosity. I listened a few times and thought of giving it away I was so disappointed. I bore with it and addiction set in and then I told other people about it, incessantly. Then I bought 'Small Moments' - also joy by stealth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Most frequently listened to 23 Sep 2005
By Declan
Format:Audio CD
The best albums are those that grow and grow on you and the songs are all good enough to bear repeated listening without having to skip any. This album has become my number one! After 12 months of constant iPod use "Big Romance" is my most frequently listened to. It is a classic!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
David Kitt was new to me, I caught the single, 'Song From Hope St (Broklyn, NY),' on MTV and was captured. There really is no weak track on this album, however many tracks are outstanding, the aforementioned 'Hope St,' 'What I ask,' 'Whisper Return the Sun, Rest the Moon,' 'Into the Breeze.' This is an album to capture a mood, a time and space forever after. For me June 2001 and this album will always intermingle. If you like softly spoken lyrics that also have depth, accompanied by powerful melodies, buy this album.
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