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If there is a better songwriter and vocalist at work in Britain today, I'd like to hear about it. His debut mini album "Richard Hawley" was a tantalising glimpse of what was to come and his three follow up albums confirmed him as a singer songwriter par excellence. To continue that brilliance into a fifth album, "Lady's Bridge" is a towering achievement.
Whatever fame he gained as a bass guitarist with Pulp is completely overshadowed by his glorious solo work.
The dark, lonesome lyrics of "Lady's Bridge" speaking of loss, solitude, yearning and forlorness are brought alive by his warm, rich baritone and beautiful, soaring melodies suggesting that there is hope and redemption just around the corner.
There is a timelessness to Richard Hawley's music that defies the 21st century. "Lady's Bridge" showcases Hawley's ability with 6 and 12 string guitar, 8 string lap steel, Tennessee hi-string and hammer dulcimer - brilliant! In addition there is an eclectic range of instruments including vibraphone, bells and glockenspiel as well as beautifully orchestrated strings and the Stocksbridge Brass Band which combine to add a definition to the album that makes it an enchanting and uplifting experience. This is music for any century - don't miss it.
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Initial post: 1 Dec 2008 13:07:27 GMT
William J. A. Hughes says:
entirely agree hawley is a genius this music puts x factor generation in the shade its a travesty that he isnt aglobal megastar
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2012 15:02:18 BDT
R. Bell says:
I, too, agree that Hawley is magnificent. You asked of other greats: take a listen to Paul Buchanan on "Mid Air". Beautiful.
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