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Classy Debut From Jamie C
on 11 December 2005
An interesting debut album from Mr. Cullum.
There are the usual takes on the standards which go down well though it has to be said Jamie’s own song writing is not quite the finished article on this album.
The best track by far is his version of Radiohead’s High And Dry, Which was originally on their classic album, The Bends. Jamie C. puts his own mark all over it and it almost comes over like a new song, a quite fantastic cover-version.
The album, however, has tracks that do sound quite ‘samey’ and the whole thing is not as slick and polished as his two subsequent ‘big label’ albums.
Overall though, this is a really enjoyable collection which introduced us to the great potential that was soon going to bear fruit.
It clocks in at fifty-five minutes long.
A decent way to spend an hour.