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I love listening to music. Love it. I have to admit though, I very rarely buy albums or mp3’s anymore. I either listen to the radio or pandora and it lets my variety come through and enjoy new and old music. Sometimes I listen to pop 40, sometimes its new country and sometimes its old country – really I like it all and it always amuses me when I have my pandora on random and the variety that comes up.
Which is why I was more then happy to listen to the new David Gray album called Mutineers. I didn’t know a lot about David Gray before accepting to do this review, but I do know the song Babylon from him.
About David Gray and new album Muntineers
David Gray has announced the upcoming release of a new album, Mutineers. The record is Gray’s tenth studio album and his first in four years. To mark the news, Gray has unveiled the video for ‘Gulls’, the first track from Mutineers to be streamed ahead of release.
To coincide with Mutineers, Gray will tour the UK for the first time in three years. The headline tour, commencing at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on June 23 will include a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 24. The dates follow a run of sold-out US shows across April and May and three sold-out intimate shows earlier this year at Westminster’s Emmanuel Centre. Additional US tour dates will be announced in May.
Recorded in Church Studios, London and produced by Andy Barlow (Lamb), whose brief was to not let Gray “make the same record I’ve made before.” The result is an album that seems to fizz with the joy of its own assembly and finds Gray steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history. “I know I’ve done something here that has an authority that is inspiring me and I don’t have to worry about my past or any of that. The lovely thing about this is we’ve had the time to experiment, and it’s been wonderful,” says Gray.
David Gray captured the world’s attention with his breakout multi-platinum hit White Ladder, the first of three No.1 UK albums, earning him both Brit and Grammy nominations. He has continued to build on this success, with recent albums Draw The Line (2009) and Foundling (2010), both reaching the Billboard Top 10 in the US.
Mutineers Track Listing:
Back in the World
As the Crow Flies
Snow in Vegas
Cake and Eat It
Birds of the High Arctic
Girl Like You
Nearly Midnight (bonus track)
North America Tour Dates & Cities:
See all dates and ticket info here: https://tickets.davidgray.com/
Aug 01 – Boston
Aug 04 – NYC
Aug 05 – Philadelphia
Aug 07 – Columbia, MD
Aug 08 – Charlotte, NC
Aug 09 – Nashville
Aug 11 – Raleigh, NC
Aug 12 – Atlanta
Aug 13 – Indianapolis
Aug 15 – Cleveland
Aug 16 – Cincinnati
Aug 17 – Detroit
Aug 18 – Chicago
Aug 20 – Denver
Aug 21 – Salt Lake City
Aug 22 – Boise
Aug 23 – Troutdale (Portland), OR
Aug 25 – Redmond, WA
Aug 26 – Vancouver, BC
Aug 28 – Oakland, CA
Aug 29 – Reno, NV
Aug 30 – Las Vegas
Aug 31 – San Diego
Sep 03 – Los Angeles
My Personal Thoughts on Mutineers by David Gray
I actually listened fully to the whole album at the end of May, and was all set to get my post up early and be so proud of myself for getting it done and out there already, but sadly that didn’t happen. I am not sure what happened, but things just went flying in all directions and I am trying to get back on track.
I enjoyed the album quite a bit. It has some great catchy tunes on it and I look forward to listening to it myself for pleasure as well later.
The first song on the album is Back in The World, which I’ll be including the video for below for your enjoyment, because its simply amazing and will get stuck in your head without a doubt.
I also enjoyed Last Summer and Girl Like You.
Great album though! I enjoyed listening to it and look forward to many other listening’s.
Have you heard of David Gray before? What do you think of his new album? Will you be buying it?
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I received this advance album to enjoy and to give my full and honest review on from One2One Network with the chance to win a drawing for doing my blog review.