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on 2 December 2012
Gregory Porter is a very interesting new artist with some very beautiful vocals. On his debut album "Water", his voice drifts along suave Jazz compositions telling the songs stories with skill and ease. Not only are the vocals interesting, the melodies of the songs are very well constructed and the arrangements are of a very high standard, making his debut an instant classic.

"Illusion" is a melancholic piano led Jazz ballad with heartfelt vocals and sweet melody. "Pretty" is much more uptempo and packed with rhythm and saxophone led improvisations showcasing a different side to Gregory's vocal abilities. "Magic Cup" has very distinctive vocal phrasing and a complex melody where Gregory sounds just like a male version of Diana Krall. "Skylark" is interpreted with Soul and sounds romantic and soothing. "Black Nile" injects rhythm once again into this release and is very smooth and likeable whilst "Wisdom" is very sentimental and emotional with improvised sections and varied instrumentation. "1960 What", with its Funk influenced elements and Soul vocals, is a standout track on here and adds a Gospel and Blues feel to the release. "But Beautiful" and the title track "Water" are stylish piano led ballads and "Lonely One" is a simple yet effective Jazz ballad. The final track "Feeling Good" is a strong cover version of one of Nina Simone's best known hits and ends the album with a sense of fulfillment.

"Water" is a very accomplished debut album from an artist who has developed his sound over the years and who is comfortable with where he sits in the music industry. Gregory Porter's vocals are very special and the accompanying music has been carefully selected to showcase them in each and every song which has created a very magical record.
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on 28 August 2017
Excellent disc what a superb voice
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on 27 April 2017
wonderful as ever.
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on 8 July 2017
Quick delivery great music
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on 3 April 2017
Beatiful soulful voice.
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on 12 August 2017
Excellent favourite track 1960
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on 21 July 2016
Like it,like it a lot as so I will try a few more G.P albums.
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on 14 April 2017
Nice one
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on 9 June 2017
In my opinion this is GP best album to date,to which all other very good albums have to be compared .The mood ,subject matter,voice range and instrumentations,track sequencing are incredibly enjoyable,keeping one interested right up to the last track ...'Feeling Good '[as good as Nina Simones'].Especially love the appropriate dovetailing of two superb tracks 'Wisdom ' and '1960 What?'...both enduringly educative and historical.'Pretty' evokes first intimate recollections as in 'Cider with Rosie'.An album that will come to be recognised as a modern classic in years to come
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on 7 November 2013
I'm not going to write a diatribe about the inns and out of every track- if you have the time to listen to this one then you're in for a treat.
This is spiritual, clean and real.
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