Monday, 31 January 2011
We've been lucky enough to get our hands on an advance copy, so as well as airing some of the tracks on our show over the next few weeks, we thought we would share our thoughts on the album as a whole.
John has in the past been labelled 'The mancunian Nick Drake', this is always going to be a difficult comparison to live up to, but from the album you can definitely see where the comparison came from. However to cast John as just a copy of Nick Drake would also be unfair on him.
The album although folk-led also contains elements of blues, jazz and country, the songs are a mix more traditional arrangements on the likes of Idle I'm and Your Good Is As Guess As Mine and more modern arrangements on tracks such Mother and Here Again. Throughout the album the quality of musicianship and John's voice stand out, overall we'd say it's an album that's been worth the wait and one I suspect we'll be going back to for a long time to come.