on 3 November 2005
Another album of lovely, beautiful, and timeless classics. Along with Richard Hawley, Josh Rouse, Evan Dando et al., Mr Bruntnell is proving that all we need is a guitar, a self-depreciating couplet and a wistful smile; followed by a knowing wink.
If you like Peter Bruntnell or any of the above, check out The Havenots, because they are brilliant, and deserve the money!
on 24 March 2011
Once again, Peter Bruntnell delivers a beautifully crafted, home recorded album of sometimes quirky, but always lovingly rendered soundscapes with lyrics that can uplift and bring a tear in equal measure. The title track is not the only stand out track and if you are one of those people who know Peter Bruntnell only as 'that British Alt Country / Americana bloke that Bob Harris likes' or 'the best kept secret' among Britain's unsung songwriting talent', you should invest in this , even if you've never owned any other albums such as 'Normal for Bridgewater',Camelot in Smithereens', The Ends of the Earth' or even the later 'Peter and the Murder of Crows' you should get it (or all of them!). His material is so varied it's hard to pidgeon hole, and that's what makes it so surprising and enjoyable. April release of latest album is due as well. Can't wait.
on 23 November 2009
Peter Bruntnell is a wonderful talent. He is perhaps Britain's best kept musical secret. Although I and other likeminded fans would probably like to keep him to ourselves, it would be a much fairer world if his popularity matched his skill. Ghost in a Spitfire is typical Bruntnell album. That's not to imply that it is lazy or resting on the high laurels he has set himself. Soft melodic songs mix with rockier numbers all furnished with excellent lyrics. There is perhaps less of the Americana influence of earlier albums. Although this in no way hinders an excellent collection of songs.