Lucky Jim end the year that brought us a debut album (‘Our Troubles End Tonight’) as well as a successful string of gigs and festival slots from the Brighton balladeers, with a new EP. ‘Lesbia’ creates an intimate atmosphere from the taut plucking and gentle strums that introduce Gordon Graham’s voice. His singing has a rich and worn patina that draws your attention in and then gentle strings and piano come in to lift the emotional levels even higher.
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In addition to the title track, as its radio edit, there is a cover of ‘Hallelujah’ a song best known in association with Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley as well as a taster of the new album (due in Spring 2005). This taster comes in the form of ‘Somewhere Up Ahead’ which takes the form of a symphonic country rock – the vocals and guitars have the country feel but the strings and the organ/keyboard sounds make an unusual but not in any way unpleasant combination.
Label : Skint
Release Date : 13 December 2004
Website : www.luckyjim.org
Lucky Jim are Gordon Graham (Vocals/Guitars) and Ben Townsend (drums/production)
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