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Artist: Nigel Clothier
Title: Book of Days
Rating: 8 out of 10
By Senior Writer C.W. Ross
Nigel Clothier is a British singer songwriter. On this release from him, he's
also pretty much a one-man band, playing all of the instrument parts, handling
all of the vocals, along with having written all of the songs found on Book of
Days. The only other major credit goes to album producer Fran Ashcroft
(Gorillaz, Dandy Warhols).
Nigel has a sound that harkens back to the late 60's/early 70's ala Neil
Young and Bob Dylan. His songs offer simple arrangements while being far from
simplistic. There is much packed into each song's story to maul over in your
head. Each song lets out a little bit of what can be found in Nigel's heart.
The releases title, Book of Days, is very appropriate with each song acting
almost like it's own little chapter in a musical book. For the most part the
songs have a melodic flow to them with an underlying bit of a country sound via
Nigel's pedal steel work.
Track-10 "Exceptin' A Beach," is the releases one really upbeat song. It has
a honky-tonk flavor with its steady beats and tinkling piano parts found on it.
This release is filled with a collection of very well done music that harkens
back to a time when the musical troubadour's reigned.