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5.0 out of 5 stars Another awesome record, 3 Sep 2010
This review is from: Animals In The Dark (Audio CD)
With a voice that sounds rich beyond his years Will can tell a story or two. A superb record and a genuinely nice guy. Looking forward to his next release.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bitten by Animals., 11 July 2011
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R. A. Johnson "raoul_malaria" (Britain.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Animals In The Dark (Audio CD)
Jo-Ann Kelly might not be the obvious name to spring to mind when listening to William Elliott Whitmore, but she shared with him the almost unearthly sensation of tapping right into the heart of a much earlier spirit and sound of music.

Like Kelly, it's Whitmore's voice that grabs you first. Like, say, Rev. Charlie Jackson, it's a great big, raw, charred roar of a voice, primal and authentic, whether hollering the injustices in 'Johnny Law' or growling out the bleak optimism of 'There Is Hope For You.' The emotional palette of the record is varied; it slides out like a river on the philosophical tranquility of 'A Good Day To Die.' The backing is often sparse but organ, pedal steel and strings add to the grim beauty of this remarkable album.

If you like your folk music at the haggard, defiant, Waitsian end of the rainbow, 'Animals in the Dark' will grab you immediately, but also repays repeated listening.

It is big, and it is clever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars William Elliott Whitmore is Amazing!!, 28 Sep 2009
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Andrew Mc Minn "Andrew Mc." (Belfast, Ireland) - See all my reviews
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Bought this album the day after seeing William on the Jools Holland show, and its one of the best album purchases I have ever made. William sings with a passion that is rarely found, and in this album he bares all. Each song on the album has its own deserved place and i could not put a fault on any song. I actually went to see William play a few days ago in Belfast and ended up drinking with him after the show, One of the soundest guys I have ever met, and is a very humble person. My advice to you is to check this album out, you wont regret it. And if you get the chance go see him play live!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars listen to it! a lot., 26 Mar 2010
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this is an amazing album. very beautiful and dark in places and humourous and light in others. listen to it and love it. also if you get the chance to go see William E Whitmore live jump at it. One of the best gigs I've ever been to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sea sick steve got nothing on this baby, 8 Jun 2009
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Fantastic collection of authentic folk and blues and a voice that is so strong and passionate it made the hairs on my neck stand up.

He covers topics relating to his grandfathers immigration to the USA as well as police brutality. truely diverse and truely specialAnimals In The Dark
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid and immensely impressive, 15 Jun 2009
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Having seen him on Jools Holland, I was keen to learn more. I'm so glad I did. Delving back into his previous work, it's clear he has moved into a new realm with this latest album. His work has definitely kicked up a notch from his "trilogy" of earlier albums. This is a far more mature (and angry) work.

As others have said, he has a voice that Tom Waits has been trying for decades to achieve. His lyrics now match this extraordinary instrument.
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