Blunstone The Ghost Of You And Me [album]
his fabulous, unique and youthful
voice, Colin Blunstone proves he is
still very much on track with the release
of his superb new album The Ghost
Of You And Me...
AT LAST: COLIN BLUNSTONE has released his long-awaited album
thirteen years after its conception. And The Ghost Of You And Me sounds
as fresh as if it was written yesterday.
Produced by Jon Sweet with multi award-winning writer and arranger Chris Gunning
(who previously worked with Colin on Say You Don't Mind), the album was
released on 9 March (2009) on Colin's own label Ennismore Records, distributed
From the opening bars of the title track, The Ghost Of You And Me, it
is clear that this album is special as Colin's fabulous trademark voice perfectly
bridges gentle rhythms and searing guitar solos. Colin pushes out his addictive
vocals with ease and his melodic and ethereal The Ghost Of You And Me
is a beautiful example of the effortless talent of this wonderful artiste, as
showcased on the album.
The publicity machine describes Follow as having a solid rhythm while
stopping short of being overpowering and, augmented by some intricate keyboards,
it provides the perfect platform for Colin: rock meets pop with power and melody.
Contrast that with Second Avenue, where piano and strings weave a pattern
around the harmonious vocals as it gives a nod to The Zombies whilst hinting
at the might of an Elton John ballad.
Throughout the album, Chris Gunning's strings intermingle with vocals and, whether
gentle or soaring, the atmosphere enables the storyteller to bring the tale
to life. Love Left A Long Time Ago is just one example as, from the first
time you hear it, the listener is drawn in and sent away with an instantly memorable
Dance With Life is wonderfully uplifting and encourages you to do exactly
what it says; and Any Other Way is a challenging song that suit's Colin's
distinctive voice. Without exception, each track has its own merit.
The superb Now I know I'll Never Get Over You is delivered with clarity
and Love Left A Long Time Ago is poignant and dramatic. Full of positivity,
we are told The Sun Will Rise Again a great departure track
that is very melodic with shades of folk rhythms.
"John Sweet and I have been recording tracks together for as long as I can remember,
initially producing an album called Echo Bridge, which is one of my favourite
solo albums. More recently we have been joined by Chris, who immediately brought
a freshness and focus to the project with his wonderful and unique string arrangements."
There is nobody who sings like Colin Blunstone his voice somehow
manages to be sweetly angelic yet deceptively strong and was described by Clash
Magazine as "wispy wonderfulness". This mild-mannered artiste from St Albans
became one of Britain's most respected and popular vocalist and as the lead
singer with The Zombies, his distinctive vocals came to be a key element of
the band's sound.
Subsequent solo hits included Say You Don't Mind, I Don't Believe
In Miracles and the 1981 hit What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted.
Colin has recently been enjoying writing, recording and touring with Zombies
bandmate Rod Agent and in March 2008 reunited with the original Zombies line-up
to perform Odessey & Oracle for the first time at the Shepherds Bush
Colin's first solo tour for ten years coincided with the release of The Ghost
Of You And Me and included Southampton, Wolverhampton, Crewe, Glasgow, Swindon,
Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Sutton and Dartford before concluding in Liverpool on
Colin says: "Although it has been brilliant touring the world with The Zombies
over the last few years, I am really excited to be planning a tour with my own
all-star band. We will, of course, play many of my solo hits and also feature
a selection of tunes from the new album."
Blunstone's fantastic solo album The Ghost Of You And Me was released
on 9 March (2009) on Ennismore Records.
1 The Ghost Of You And Me | 2 Follow | 3 Dance With Life
| 4 Second Avenue | 5 Beginning / Let's Keep The Curtains Closed Today
| 6 Any Other Way | 7 Now I Know I'll Never Get Over You | 8 Feels
Like Rain | 9 Love Left A Long Time Ago | 10 The Sun Will Rise
"Probably the most quintessentially English pop voice of its generation"
"Colin Blunstone's voice is one of the greatest British vocal sounds of the
20th Century" Sir Tim Rice, Evening Standard
"Colin pushes out his addictive vocals with ease and his melodic and ethereal
The Ghost Of You And Me is a beautiful example of the effortless talent
of this wonderful artiste, as showcased on the album" Maggie
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