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Mutineers (Deluxe Version)
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The Deluxe version is well worth the extra few dollars, with 2 extra CDs recorded live in London at the Royal Festival Hall in 2011, with fantastic performances of some older and some newer songs. A must-have for any David fan.
Mutineers has a slightly softer edge and even though he is known for his soulful tones, (and this doesn't stray far) he considers it upbeat by his standards. Even his daughters tell him to "jolly it up dad". But it wouldn't be true David Gray if it wasn't a little downbeat.
'Back in the World' is an upbeat track and probably one of my favorites. There are other slower, more melancholy and one or two with that running beat he uses. Having the live discs from London are like having a greatest hits album included and his performance is wonderful (makes me want to seek out tickets for this year's tour!)
This won't disappoint old fans as well as new-to-David listeners.
But playing it sporadically over the last month and taking the time to really listen to the lyrics allowed it to sink in a little deeper. Now over the past week or so I'm really loving it. It's a slight departure from his normal sound and seems like his focused more on the words than the music this time. Since lyrics don't tend to be as catchy as music, I guess it just takes a little bit to really hook you.
But once it hooked me it's really sunk in deep. And that's fine. The best things in life often take a while to truly appreciate.
What I'm getting at is that you should give this CD more than a test listen. Don't just play it in the background while you're doing something else. Put this on and just sit back and listen to it. Make that the entire activity. Take the time to really hear the lyrics and I think you'll quickly appreciate what an excellent piece of work this entire album is.
Mutineers sounds like a David Gray record, but it is not more of the same. It is a fresh approach with distinctive song writing and contemplative lyrics. There are more than a few future classics here. The deluxe version is not only a treat for new and old fans, it is a downright bargain, containing a two cd live performance. Anyone who has seen David live can testify to the passion and seriousness he takes in every performance as well as the familiarity with which he treats his audience. This comes through wonderfully in this recording. Taken together, this package gives the listener a sample of the complete range of David Gray: his newest work as well as enduring classics done in refreshing ways.
I've loved me some David Gray for about 10 years, and was wondering if he was maxed out. But he's not. He's evolving as a beautiful soul, and creatively as well. These songs are all wonderful, can't wait to see him in concert in August.
The song "The Incredible" has been on repeat for the past week. Stunning.
Love this record.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A high quality compilation to match Gray's White Ladder albumPublished 2 months ago by edincalifornia
Another great release by David Gray! A lot of this is pretty laid back.Published 3 months ago by C. Cummings
This is David Gray at his usual high standard of individuality.
The album feels like it was a labour of love, done just for his own pleasure. Read more
sounds great, there were songs that I already had on other cd's but it was nice to hear them live too. clean and clear.Published 6 months ago by victoria
The albums has a few great songs and a few good songs. The best part is the two live recording that come with album. I love live music. David Gray is a real talent. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jeff Sartain