Richard Hawley RE: [fearnwhiskey] on the move
> Chris Hill wrote: There are a few train songs on the newFrom Amazon (also has sound samples):
> Richard Hawley cd,
> And since Chris had just mentioned Sprawl, the Magnetic
> Fields and the
> Handsome Family, I think I'd better ask who Richard Hawley is.
Debut full length for singer/songwriter who's worked with Longpigs & Pulp,
the followup to the critically acclaimed self-titled mini album. Q magazine
gave it 4 stars & said, 'His voice is a deep magnificent thing, rich & deep,
like Ian McCulloch doing a sad Roy Orbison, and the 11 songs on Late Night
Final are slow, studied and methodical, full of grace and guitar-plucked
wonder. Even the happy songs sound sad, but romantically so. This isn't a
record to prompt tears but goosebumps'. The Guardian UK said, 'This is music
to rummage through charity shops to, and Hawley's own heart is in the
easy-listening vinyl you'd find there. No Way Home is shuffling country as
played by Dean Martin, and Lonely Night takes its desolate atmosphere from
Elvis's Blue Moon, but for the most part Hawley models his deep, mellifluous
voice on Frank Sinatra and builds elegant waltzes from tearful melodies and
subtle brush drums'. 2001
Lovely production, too - intimate and velvety. Doesn't feel out of place
playing on a bright, sunny day.
- --- In fearnwhiskey@y..., "Hill, Christopher J"
> 'His voice is a deep magnificent thing, rich & deep,Night
> like Ian McCulloch doing a sad Roy Orbison, and the 11 songs on Late
> Final are slow, studied and methodical, full of grace and guitar-pluckedisn't a
> wonder. Even the happy songs sound sad, but romantically so. This
> record to prompt tears but goosebumps'.I'm thinking Tindersticks. Am I far off?
- Not far off - similar atmospheres. I'd put the two
together in a cd carousel and not be jarred by the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: czimring [mailto:cz28@...]
> I'm thinking Tindersticks. Am I far off?
> Carl Z.