четверг, 13 марта 2008 г.

Angel's voice - James Blunt

Strangely, as Blunt family in the military, so distant from the music, can be born of such a gifted boy like James. A kid born in a military hospital in the town of Hampshire. With small parents taught him to a strict military discipline. The house never music. At the age of seven years, James was sent to study at a boarding school, the in-depth study of natural sciences and mathematics. It all started with the fact that James has decided to learn to play the piano. Then it took in the school musical. From that moment in the life of James ceased to be anything other than music. He loved Queen and Dire Straits. In 14 years, he coined the guitar melodies of Nirvana (Nirvana), and soon began writing his own songs. From his room in a school dormitory constantly donosilas loud music that dosazhdalo teachers who vainly tried to shoehorn the boy in the head at least some knowledge. But in the 16 years James has received a license for management plane! But in the University of Bristol, he had not premature because, at the urging of his father went into the army. After receiving the rank of captain in 1999, James Blunt led thirty-thousandth army peacekeepers in Kosovo.

James served as intelligence officer. Pristina patrolling the neighborhood, it is not even in the tank parted with his guitar. At 22 - summer Blanta stay in Kosovo, where the effects are still felt by a brutal civil war, and where the last ten years have not stopped the bloodshed, has made an enormous impression. In one of the few quiet moments he wrote the song "No Baverly", the final song from the album "Back to Bedlam." "I wrote it when shoes lying in a sleeping bag in front of his tank. We had to sleep in shoes - recalls James Blunt - rather fatalisticheskaya song, as did the whole album in general "- he says dry.

In 2002, armed with several demo recordings very questionable quality, James left the Army to devote all his time to the music. He has collected at its best demo songs and within a few months was able to conclude an agreement on the management and recording of the album. James was lucky to bring familiarity with Linda Perry (Linda Perry), the author of songs and the producer of many musicians, including Pink (Pink) and Christina Aguilera (Christina Aguilera). Soon, he had signed a contract with her recording studio Custard Records.

Finally, in 2003, James Blunt went to California to record her first album. At night he disappeared in nightclubs, a day devoted all his time to work on the disc, along with Tom Rotrokom (Tom Rotrock), a producer of Elton John. Incidentally, Sir Elton himself once noted that James Blunt - You're Beautiful mp3 download it seems peculiar to his own "Your Song." Most of the album, "Back to Bedlam," in the words of Tom Rotroka, is a sort of challenge to the first hits from the repertoire of Elton John. He was confident and that the creativity of James - this is the British response to the work of musicians such as Beck (Beck), and Elliot Smith (Elliot Smith). James Blunt himself does not like to give his creativity lush characteristics.

суббота, 15 сентября 2007 г.

Paul Simon Surprise Rock Music CD Review

Surprise is the latest release from Rock Sensation Paul Simon, and I can only think of one word to describe this CD… AWESOME!

Unfortunately, it’s not everyday that I get a CD from an artist that I can just pop in and comfortably listen to from beginning to end. There is usually a song or two that I just can’t force myself to get through. Not at all the case with Surprise. Every track is enjoyable and was pretty easy for me to listen to from start to finish.

Paul Simon has been a heavy hitter in the Rock genre for quite a while now and Surprise is an excellent illustration as to why. One of the nicer things about a CD like this is with this level of talent even if Rock isn’t your favorite genre you still can’t help but appreciate the greatness of the artist.

Rock music fans will recognize some of the well known guests that have been assembled to play along with Simon on several of the tracks. Artists like Bill Frisell and Herbie Hancock just to name a couple.

If you’re a Paul Simon fan, or just a fan of Rock music this is a CD your collection simply should not be without as Surprise is a very solid release. Quite possibly Paul Simon's best mp3 songs download to date. Really spectacular from beginning to end. If you're even mildly into Rock music you'll enjoy this CD.

While this entire CD is outstanding some of my favorites are track 1 - How Can You Live In The Northeast, track 2 - Everything About It Is A Love Song, and track 9 - Once Upon A Time There Was An Ocean

My SmoothLee Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [...as in "Stuck On REpeat"] is track 4 - Sure Don't Feel Like Love. Wow!

Surprise Release Notes:

Paul Simon originally released Surprise on May 9, 2006 on the Warner Bros. Records label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. How Can You Live In The Northeast 2. Everything About It Is A Love Song 3. Outrageous 4. Sure Don't Feel Like Love 5. Wartime Prayers 6. Beautiful 7. I Don't Believe 8. Another Galaxy 9. Once Upon A Time There Was An Ocean 10. That's Me 11. Father And Daughter

Personnel: Paul Simon (vocals, guitar); Adrian Simon, Jesse Dixon Singers (vocals); Vincent Nguini (acoustic guitar); Bill Frisell (electric guitar); Herbie Hancock (piano); Gil Goldstein (harmonium, keyboards); Alex Al (bass instrument); Abraham Laboriel, Pino Palladino (bass guitar); Leo Abrahams (fretless bass); Robin DiMaggio, Steve Gadd (drums); Jamey Haddad (percussion); Brian Eno (electronics).

Clyde Lee Dennis a life long music enthusiast, writes CD reviews and is also the Travel Editor at Atlanta.eNewsBriefs.com covering topics like Atlanta Hotels and more.