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on 25 October 2005
All nominations for Album of 2005 end here!
Mcalmont wraps his golden tones around some of the finest songs ever written, and the combination is both magical and irresistable. From the opening seconds, you just know you are in for a rare treat...the brush of a cymbal, the gentle thrum of the bass, the warm keyboards, and then....that voice! Like getting a hug from an angel...
If you know your musical heritage and you are aware of Mcalmonts unique vocal stylings, you will have a pretty fair idea of how this album is going to sound. But nothing can prepare you for the sheer beauty of this collection...sensual, honest, better than bliss.
I can only wish that "Set One" is a taster for more! Ella recorded a series of classic songbooks, and we need Mcalmont to carry the torch...and hopefully burn and destroy the memory of Rod Stewarts risible attempts.
And Mcalmont, if your are reading..."He was too good to me" by Rodgers and Hart...
I can dream, can't I?
BUY THIS ALBUM!
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on 30 December 2005
This is the sort of thing you would buy a best friend to lift them when times are hard.
Mcalmont is one of Britain’s greatest musical treasures and this album shows clearly that he can take standards previously owned by the likes of Sinatra and Ella and make them his own. If you are looking for warm and lush arrangements and a voice that can only be compared to Marvin Gaye then your quest can end right here.
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on 23 November 2011
I approached this with caution - what would a mature pyrotechnic-free David McAlmont be like? But the man has the voice, he has the taste and he has the band. The gorgeous double bass, the quiet melodrama as 'never, never, never' begins. It may well be his best album - who would have expected it?
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on 8 July 2013
Came promptly and in great condition - this is a really great Album David McAlmont gives every familiar song here a new twist - especially Never Never Never which is stripped down and sung with so much appropriate emotion that it becomes something very special - raw soul
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on 6 May 2014
For some reason I kept coming back to this, and eventually gave in and bought it - what a wonderful discovery, David McAlmont has delivered a classic album here. The arrangements are stupendous, his voice cool and smooth - stripped down to the essence of the finest instrument created, a wonderful voice.
Beautiful
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on 30 August 2014
Great to hear David in good voice. Lovely choice of songs.
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on 20 January 2016
What a fantastic voice! Great choice of songs.
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on 31 March 2009
I come to David McAlmont's work via his collaborations with Bernard Butler and one or two other singles. I was hoping for the uplifting fervour of "Yes" or the blistering emotional rangie of "Alfie". What I got was way too cool late night jazz. So late night, it almost sent me to sleep. There's no doubt the guy can sing, but there is almost no emotional content to this set at all. Very disappointing.
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