label: BMG/RCA Records
our score: 3.5 out of 5.0
the following review refers to the UK release of the album.
you familiar with the snowballing David Gray phenomenon may find
it somewhat strange that his acclaimed album Lost Songs
is being "released" on February 12. But having already
reached number one in the album charts and received a nomination
for a best album Brit Award, Lost Songs is now being re-released
by East-West records, who are hoping to boost sales after the
initial release on Gray's own "iht" label.
an accoustic album of material written between 1995 and 1998,
Lost Songs should do even better now that his second studio
album, White Ladder,
has achieved Gray star status. But Gray himself is keen to point
out that the album should be considered in its own right.
as I am at pains to stress that this record is not in any way
a follow up to White Ladder, I should perhaps also stress
that it is much more than a half-arsed collection of old b-sides
and take outs."
is, the nine songs and two instrumentals combining to make a beautiful
collection of soothing songs, aided by Gray's recognisable voice.
Although "Twighlight" is not the greatest moment on
the CD, compensation is found in the impressive "Red Moon,"
"Falling Down The Mountainside" and "Clean Pair
No doubt Gray's
biggest fans are already comfortable with the content of Lost
Songs, but for those who joined the bandwagon with the multi-million
selling White Ladder, this is the next logical step. It's
also a precursor to his new single, a new arrangement of "This
Years Love," as the David Gray bandwagon continues to roll
on with increased velocity.
liked Lost Songs...
1. Flame Turns Blue
3. Hold On
4. As I'm Leaving
5. If Your Love Is Real
6. Tidal Wave
7. Falling Down the Mountainside
8. January Rain
9. Red Moon
10. Clean Pair of Eyes