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Brilliant on CD but to see her perform live is unforgetable - she engages with the audience, she's witty, personable, rude too! - she made us laugh, then she tugged at the heart strings with her next song. One amazing lady.
It seems Thea Gilmore is destined always to be one of those artists who is highly rated by the music press and adored by her fans but never makes the breakthrough to the mass market. In some ways she reminds me of Richard Thompson- and there can be no finer praise- in her rather sardonic, downbeat lyrics, although Thea's songs are rooted in a more modern age.
Liejacker is a mature collection of excellent songs. Its quietness and slow pace may not be the place for newcomers to start. Welcome one and all to the UK's finest singer/songwriter, but I would suggest first trying Avalanche's varied textures and brilliant songwriting. However, Liejacker is highly recommended. And at the end, it would be a hard heart that wasn't lifted by the superb version of "You spin me right round" that closes the album.
In my view at least Thea Gilmore is different. I came across her music by stumbling across `Razor Valentine' (not on this album) at the end of a one-off TV drama. A few seconds of listening to track samples was enough - the download was inescapable.
Comparisons and similes are inevitable whenever I stumble over an artist that is both new to me and makes an impact. Although Thea Gilmore has very much her own style there are clear echoes (to me) of Mary Chapin Carpenter. If you enjoy MCC's rich tapestry of guitar, strings (especially cello, that most powerful of the family) and thoughtful lyrics then you will be safe with this album.
The opener `Old Soul' pretty well sets the tone for the album - it's just simply gorgeous. `The Lower Road' not only features the legendary Joan Baez as guest duettist but would also sit perfectly at home on any MCC album. `And You Shall Know No Other God But Me' is, pardon the cliché, a truly haunting and arresting track. I could go on.
This album is, for me, a rich and yet mellow feast for the ears and based upon this one alone I will be buying everything else she has produced. Someone also appears to have priced it too cheaply. Compelling value for money therefore.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought 4 Thea Gilmore CD's on the strength of hearing one song from this album. This was by far the best of the 4. I loved all the songs, and the voice. A favourite CD now.Published 17 months ago by B. M. Curry
I WAS BROUGHT AN CD BY THIS YOUNG LADY ,& WAS VERY PLEASED WITH IT,THIS CD IS JUST THE SAME,IT HAS SOME GOOD TRACKS ON IT ,WELL WORTH A LISTENPublished on 2 Mar. 2014 by Mr. R. E. Husk
I became a fan of Thea Gilmore with a lucky purchase of her Songs From The Gutter 2 CD work. It is still my favorite and I rarely see it for sale so if you get the opportunity grab... Read morePublished on 25 Jan. 2014 by Leslie R Soper
Anything Thea does is super. This is as good as ever. If you get the chance to see her live GO!Published on 18 Jan. 2014 by Shepsno1
thea gilmore is one of the best female singers around and this album is a wonderful example of her talents she needs more airplay on radios people should give her a listenPublished on 6 Nov. 2013 by richard wainman
I purchased this for a friend on recommendation. I am pleased with this product and the seller and would recommend them to others.Published on 10 Jun. 2013 by Zubee
Much better than 'Rules' - richer and more complex with some great tracks. All the chracteristics of a more mature artist.Published on 26 Nov. 2012 by Mr M Katesmark