Sunday, 22 May 2016

TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 22/08/2015 - Ben Watt, Bob Dylan, James Blake


Ben Watt - Gradually (2016)

Ben Watt is better known for being "the bloke out of Everything but the Girl" and this is the standout track on his third solo album, Fever Dream. Watt says that the song "looks at misunderstandings in a long-term relationship." My own "misunderstandings" are not wiping down the kitchen worktop, leaving out the kitchen pans but hey, who wants perfect?

Old Pa :-
Bob Dylan - All The Way (2016)


Here is a track from Dylan's new album Fallen Angels (2016). Once again it is a covers album of songs covered by Frank Sinatra. This brilliant song is done in a Country waltz style and Bob's voice is almost reminiscent of his days when his voice changed for a couple of albums in the late sixties. Giving up the tabs has certainly not done him any harm. Best version of the song, to open up the debate?

James Blake - 'Radio Silence' (2016)

Although not a massive fan of James Blake (I just find he is an acquired taste), there's no denying his talent, particularly his knack of composing songs of the heart bruising variety. 'Radio Silence', taken from James Blake's third studio album The Colour in Anything, is of that ilk, it's just sounds claustrophobic and oppressive with some memorable lines which reek of desperation....great stuff. However, after a bit of research, I found that the main line used in 'Radio Silence' was lifted from Bill Wither's gut-wrenching, 'Hope She'll Be Happier'. If it's pain you want, have a listen to it below, it's as honest, from the soul, song of sorrow I have perhaps ever heard. Thank you James Blake for pointing me in this direction. 

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TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 22/08/2015 - Ben Watt, Bob Dylan, James Blake
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24 May 2016 at 14:51

Sfw, great track and video. Gutted.

Old pa, very nice too. The man can sing.....just.

7 June 2016 at 10:59

SFW - this is brilliant track, who needs the girl!
FC - now that Bill Withers song is something else altogether