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Introducing the current release from singer songwriter Graham Robins on 33 Records released on May 26th
“Each song on this album has an entirely different story to tell, both in terms of the lyrical journey they take, and the different musicians who contribute. The songs have been hidden away in the archives, some recorded as far back as 1998, and others re-recorded or remixed. It has been a joy to revisit these forgotten songs once again, to tweak and enhance them but mostly for the listener to hear and let the stories unfold.
I have also been lucky enough to work the songs for the first time into my live shows and re-connect with them in a different way.
I hope they connect with you and your soul.
Thanks and best wishes.” Graham
Parish Papers & Short Stories brings together a who's who of blues and soul with musicians including James Litherland (Guitar / John Hiseman's Colloseum); Andy Pyle (Bass / Gary Moore & Chicken Shack); Paul Devonshire (Saxes / Don Airey); Ronnie Johnson (Guitar / Van Morrison / Leo Sayer) and Mike Adcock (Piano, Accordion / Cadillac Kings), and continues his musical journey with this follow up to his 2011 acclaimed album The Shipping News .
A fine collection of previously unreleased archive recordings, and remixed tracks of soul, blues and country-tinged songs.
From the opening track Parish Papers you know that you are in the company of something quite special with a bouncy horn-led soulful romp that leads us into the radio friendly and country soul tinged Starting Over Again
Martine keeps the listener on their toes with a vocal line that is almost a talking blues with a bow to the Celtic Muse.
Lonely Heart is a re-mix of a soulful folksy ballad originally from Graham's first CD Spirit Within, as is Elysium Fields - a mystical and poetic piece with strings and piano backing.
An uplifting Walking In The Footsteps Of A Soul Man with generous applause from the writer going to Sam Cooke, and which shows his love of sweet soul music.
Stand out track Going Down To Georgia is a superb ballad that would not have sounded out of place if recorded by Otis Redding who gets name checked along the way here, and with nods to Atlantic Soul in its arrangement.
Strong is both powerful and emotive with an ethereal floating horn contrasting the harder edged guitar.
Hold On To The Light is another stirring ballad that takes you into
Crossing The Rubicon with its vocal twists and emotion underpinning a stunning finale to a gloriously uplifting collection of songs.
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