on 26 May 2009
Four years after his somewhat downbeat and introspective album "Holy Love", former Love and Money frontman James Grant returns with what ought to be his most commercially successful offering yet.
The album opens with the anthemic "This Could Be The Day" and continues to show Grant's ability to write great tunes with powerful and literate lyrics, with catchy songs like "Dark Star" and "Lake Louise", and the funky "Can't Beat The Music", balanced with tender love songs like "The Bay At the Nape of Your Neck" and "Is this the Kiss?". His repertoire is further shown with the epic "My Father's Coat", which deals with the same introspective themes as the previous album but which ends with can only be described as a rock guitar solo worthy of featuring in Guitar Hero.
Ever the showman, he leaves us wanting more with the beautiful 90 seconds of "Catherine Burns".
This album has been available from James' own website since February, and has generated a great deal of excitement among his admittedly partisan fanbase. But with very positive reviews in the music media, this could be the album that brings him back into the public spotlight
on 24 July 2009
When james grant is good, he is very good, when he is bad, he is still better than all the rest.
On this album he is exceptional!
Back with a full band and being upbeat ( as upbeat as the man gets) he has produced an album of execptional music. he has always stated that his music is music is music for people who really listen to music and this is just that... the nuances and giutar playing on this album is exceptional and the songwriting!! man the songwriting from one of the most under rated songwriters in music is beautiful. leaving the listener wanting more with the sublime 'catherine burns' is a master stroke.
from the opening joyous 'This could be the day' to the epic 'My fathers coat' this is an album for music lovers.
I loved 'Holy Love' and thought he would never equal that album but he has.. james grant is a rare musician who just gets better with age.
You really need this album in your collection.