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“I’ve had such a crazy journey,” admits 25 year old music industry veteran Charlie Simpson, who has now been in the business for a decade. Starting out as a beleaguered punk-pop heartthrob in Busted, he finally broke free of the major label shackles to play the music he always wanted to play; hard, fast and harmonic metal with the critically acclaimed Fightstar.

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  • Audio CD (15 Aug 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Nusic Sounds (ADA UK)
  • ASIN: B004XC37LU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,441 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Down Down Down
2. Parachutes
3. All At Once
4. Thorns
5. Cemetery
6. Hold On
7. I Need A Friend Tonight
8. Suburbs
9. Sundown
10. Farmer & His Gun
11. If I Lose It
12. Riverbanks

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Debut studio album by the former Busted member and current Fightstar frontman. The album has received generally favourable reviews from critics and entered the UK Albums chart at #6. It includes the singles 'Down Down Down', 'Parachutes' and 'Cemetary'.

BBC Review

Every former pop star carries a certain amount of embarrassment, bordering on guilt, about their past life. Some worry that their public persona is a reductive and silly mask that no longer fits; others act like it's the morning after a particularly wild party and they're not entirely sure why they did the things they did, or to whom they should apologise.

Charlie Simpson has worn his pop past with Busted like a hairshirt, ever since he walked out of the band in favour of his post-hardcore project Fightstar, the credible alternative to his teenybopper day job. It's a shame that he feels like this as both bands have had their moments, and he's clearly a gifted singer and songwriter.

And there's no need for him to further expunge his past by bringing out a singer-songwriter album of beefy, folkish indie confessionals, which could, in their own AOR way, prove to be a worse crime against music than Year 3000 or Floods ever were.

Young Pilgrim is a side project, the result of Charlie having a bit of time on his hands and a bunch of songs that won't fit his current musical brief. So having temporarily turned his back on calling down the very heavens with Fightstar, he's re-entered the world where melody is king, but still brings that sense of overwhelming gravitas with him.

There's a lot of walking streets alone, blisters cracking over skin, melancholy trips to childhood haunts, and a lot of soul-searching: classic singer-songwriter fare. Thankfully, our hero has two important things on his side: a robust way with a tune and a swag-bag rammed with glorious multi-tracked harmonies. Cemetery, Suburbs and I Need a Friend Tonight are resplendent with his many voices. Even the incredibly Script-ish Hold On is partially redeemed by a few careful multi-Charlie moments.

The result, while it lacks anything which is truly astonishing, is a very grown-up sort of pop music - think Lonestar with a Snow Patrol frosting - and could possibly be the final public atonement for crimes that only he believes he committed in the first place.

--Fraser McAlpine

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Williams on 17 Aug 2011
Format: Audio CD
Putting aside the day job with Fightstar, Charlie Simpson has released his first solo album. It's an unexpected set of largely acoustic pop songs. He's a great songwriter, and this is a style that lets his songs shine. It also showcases his rough and distinctive voice. Freed from the thunder of its usual emo-thrash backing, it turns out to be rather versatile.

Young Pilgrim starts with a great one-two in the soaring Down Down Down and Parachutes, both obvious singles, and there are plenty of other fine moments besides. It's reminiscent of Get Cape Wear Cape Fly at times, American singer-songwriter Howie Day, or even I Am Arrows in the bounce of Cemetery.

Songs build out of simple guitar lines and drum patterns, adding strings and piano, and rich multi-tracked vocal harmonies. For the most part it works well, except for one or two occasions where Simpson's careworn voice seems out place in overly pretty arrangements, such as the falsetto crooned chorus of Thorns. As an album it dips in the middle a little as the tempo slows for too long. Fortunately the countrified Farmer and His Gun, complete with harmonica, injects a little energy that keeps the album from tailing off at the end.

Overall, this is a fine debut solo album, blessed with a sense of melody and with a handful of great songs. Let's hope it's not Simpson's last foray into this fruitful territory.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scott Chegg on 15 Aug 2011
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I pre-ordered the album from his website and got the limited edition boxset. Therefore I got it 2 days early and it has been the album of my weekend and possibly going on to be album of the year for myself. In my opinion charlie Simpson is one of Britain's best singer/songwriters and his Busted stigma has turned listeners away. As Charlie said himself 'Down Down Down' very much sets the tone for this record, so it starts as it means to go on. If you enjoyed the single 'Down Down Down' and 'Parachutes' Then this album will be a very pleasing buy. A solid acoustic album, with my personal favourites being 'Cemetery', 'Parachutes' and 'Riverbanks'.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Silly_Rabbit on 27 Oct 2011
Format: Audio CD
I have always liked Charlie Simpson...I don't think there are many girls who didn't/don't like him, whether it's now or when he was in Busted or Fightstar. He gathered a big following from Busted, more teen girls than anything, then with Fightstar he gathered some hardcore guy fans who were more for the heavier listening genre and people could see he actually had real talent...but I personally didn't follow too close behind him in this venture - as it seemed to drift past me as it never seemed to be directly mainstream as such, not so 'in your face' - regrettable.
But I was totally blown away with this. I have listened to the album over and over and it's always over way too quick so I go straight back and press play and can do this several times in a day!
After the first couple of times, some stood out more than others, then after a few more times, you listen to the words and can sing along. Then...well, then you HEAR the words. This album is deep and it cuts you to your core at times with some of the words, some of the chorus' or just lines he has put together. He has done it so so well.
We (me and my partner) saw that he was playing it live and checked it out, bought tickets for the first gig in Bristol. We were only a few back from the stage. It was just amazing and I was speechless and was breathless even moved to tears nearly at points with the live performance of the album (it was the album, but Charlie live..will leave you mesmerized!)
We have since listened to it everyday since repeatedly. Just can't help it!! :) NOW, it brings a lump to the throat, simply with the after thoughts of seeing and feeling this played 10 feet from you...amazing. The album is brilliant, full stop.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. J. M. Foster on 21 Aug 2011
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Me, my 2 year old son and my husband (who's an obsessive Fightstar fan) all love this album. Very different, quite a mellow country style but suits Charlie's voice very well. The soundtrack to the summer we'd say. Complex lyrics that tell a personal story. Great musician who has worked very hard and deserves all the praise he can get! If you're not sure, try out the free downloads amazon has first.
Highlights: Farmer and His Gun, Sundown, Cemetary, Parachutes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kirsty on 14 Aug 2013
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This is a lovely album! so soothing and the lyrics are amazing!
Very different to his other stuff! Glad he went solo!
I would definitely recommend this CD!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on 14 Aug 2013
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Love love loved this album! I listened to it almost everyday and was able to see Charlie live in Cardiff :] He's a talented guy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kdlm on 4 Aug 2013
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Honestly can't express how good this album is! Every song featured on this album brings something different and might just be the first album i've ever bought without feeling the need to skip a song whether it be for the amazing vocals or heart felt lyrics! However there are songs that stick out more than others such as 'Farmer and His Gun' and 'Cemetery' for me these songs are perfect! This album has a folk feel to it but don't let it put you off as i feel the album is versatile enough to suit many music tastes. Can't wait for Charlie's next album and hope it lives up to the first!
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