His catalogue rivals the best in the music industry and for many, White Ladder was their first introduction to the melodic voice of David Gray. For others who had been following David for years, his recording career had peaked much earlier.
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Flesh is a brilliant album caught in the shadows cast by Sell Sell Sell and the hugely successful White Ladder. A truly soul searching experience which draws you in right from the start with the blast of What Are You? This album is real David Gray - littered with a full range of raw emotion and stark lyrics describing the importance of all things taken for granted.
Flesh takes you on a full journey of reflection, adventure, grief, love, life, faith and substance. Gray's vocals work their way deep into your soul whether it be the gentle spoken word of Falling Free or the emphasis of the 'vultures circling over your head' in Made Up My Mind. His whispering at the tail of The Light followed by his hollering of 'rolling out the shadows' leave you wanting more.
New Horizons is such a complete tune that it provides the same impact of David's signature song Babylon. Again the vocals grab you and imbed themselves with the likes of 'the glory of this imperfection' and his delivery of 'within'.
The acoustics of Mystery Of Love and Lullaby place you right in the moment while the rock of Made Up My Mind makes you want to burst at the seems with life and hope. Coming Down hits you with the failure to deal with a heavy heart with Loves Old Song reminding you of the faith of love.
Flesh is the perfect song to close the album with the unfolding body and realization of life. This album really is a hidden gem that deserves far greater acclaim and recognition than it has received.
Submitted by Jenko on April 16, 2011
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