Draw the Line
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Draw the Line
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Deluxe two CD edition includes a bonus CD featuring live versions of eight of David's greatest hits (including 'Babylon', 'Sail Away' and 'Other Side') performed at London's Roundhouse. 2009 album from the Irish singer/songwriter. His most captivating work to date, Draw The Line is the rich, warm, organic sound of David Gray reborn and starts a new chapter in the storytelling for which he is known. Recorded in London, and produced by the artist himself, David Gray's voice and songwriting are as distinct as ever on the release, showcasing the intensity with which he performs. Ripe with melancholic beauty, key tracks on the album include the glorious sublimely layered 'Fugitive,' the album's lead single, the pensive 'Draw the Line' and the emotive composition 'Nemesis.' Also featured on the album are two duets not to be missed with Jolie Holland and Annie Lennox.
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1.Fugitive-lead single and an upbeat tune with a catchy chorus that shows off the new band in great style
2.Draw the line-title track that has great lyrics and again a great chorus
3.Nemisis-great guitar riff with amazing lyrics and a great delivery by the vocalist and a standout of the album
4.Jackdaw-nice piano riff with great strings accompaniment and again strong performance by david gray
5.Kathleen-great intro with the piano and is a really great song another standout with a nice duet
6.First Chance-another powerful song with a powerful vocal performance with another strong chorus
7.Harder-one of the weaker tracks although still is quite good, lyrics lack a little compared with the high standards shown throughout the album
8.Transformation-really raw and moving piece that is maybe the best song on the album with great lyrics and amazing vocals
9.Stella the Artist-another upbeat track that maybe that does not quite reach the heights of songs such as fugitive but is still a very good listen
10.Breathe-nice lyrics and guitar although another of the weaker tracks of the album as it seems a bit repetitive of the styles of other tracks such as harder and first chance
11.Full Steam-a great duet with annie lennox where the vocals work strongly with each other and another standout track of the album
Overall it is a very good offering and is must have for any David Gray fan and even those uninitiated. A few tracks are bit weaker and the album maybe could have done with one less track maybe breathe or harder being cut. However the album is a very good listen and recommended to all especially the tracks nemesis, kathleen, transformation and full steam.
If you've never bought a David Gray CD, this is probably thebest one to start with. About 10 years ago, I bought "White Ladder" on CD. It was good, but it got scratched and I never replaced it. I bought "Draw The Line" in early 2010 and fell in love with it.
Seeing him perfrom PBS's series, Artist's Den, showcased his talent to me. [...]
Gray is a poet. His lyrics are thoughtful and the music is beautiful. This CD has a nice mix of easy to like songs like "Draw The Line" and "Fugitive" and less pop-sounding songs like "Nemisis" and "Full Steam."
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My only problem... David Gray doesn't come to the US enough! Incredible... I listen to this all of the time!