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Guiding Star

by Greg Pope

Southern fried power pop.
Genre: Rock: British Invasion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Innocent Breakdown
3:19 $0.99
2. Four Leaf Clover
2:52 $0.99
3. Guiding Star
2:40 $0.99
4. Sun Is Gonna Rise
3:00 $0.99
5. Pretend It's Alright
2:39 $0.99
6. I Think Not
2:28 $0.99
7. If You Want Answers
2:38 $0.99
8. Oppressive Invisible Something
2:42 $0.99
9. If You Want to Go
2:43 $0.99
10. Flaming Arrows
2:14 $0.99
11. Bruce
0:49 $0.99
12. Eggshells
2:10 $0.99
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Album Notes
All songs composed by Greg Pope.
All instruments played by Greg Pope.
Recorded at Octoberville Studios, Franklin Tn.
Mastered by Doug Diamond.

“There is a theme developing in the last quarter of the year. Following on from Nick Piunti's superb Trust Your Instincts, Greg Pope follows up by releasing the best album of his career . . . Guiding Star reaches out far further than anything that's gone before. The familiar hooks are there, but there is far more variation than you may expect, this is an absolute belter of an album.
I'd recommend any Greg Pope album, but the beauty of Guiding Star is the variety. Greg Pope could put out any Power Pop album and it'd be ace, but he's opened many boxes here. In doing this, he's shown that he doesn't deserve to be just lumped in with verse verse chorus verse solo chorus. It is one of the great pop albums of this year and any year.”
-I Don’t Hear A Single Blog

“Through all eight of his solo albums, Greg Pope creates highly personal songs and story lines that one can immediately identify with. Songs that echo our thoughts and feelings, but in a far more articulate way. I guess that’s the sign of a top-notch songwriter. Whether it’s the biting “How Do You Do It” from 2009’s Pete EP, the catchy but equally acerbic “I Tried To Like You” from 2010’s Blue Ocean Sky or “I Think Not” from his latest LP, Pope seems to have an innate ability to paint vivid, descriptive pictures of common experiences.”
. . . Like almost all of his LPs, there are a few experiments that make this LP an even more engaging effort than previous ones. “Four Leaf Clover” is a super catchy bit of classic power pop and an instant favorite. The melody – and specifically the chorus – of the soothing “Pretend It’s Alright” is absolutely beautiful. Pope gets inside my head with “I Think Not”, a jangly gem that I anticipate will be in constant rotation here for some time. The pulp fiction philosophy of “If You Want Answers” is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and has become an instant classic in an already stellar back catalog. And much like many of his previous efforts, Pope plays all instruments.”
-Powerpop News Blog

"I would happily contribute to the building of a modern pantheon of power pop demi-gods as long as there is a spot reserved for Greg Pope."
-Pure Pop Pub Radio Show and Blog

"He has never made a bad record."

“I believe this: Greg Pope is one of the most important artists on the power pop scene. His work with Edmund’s Crown was worthy of any pop fan’s ardour. But his solo work is a whole different plane of accomplishment and consistently jaw-droppingly astonishing.”
Excerpt from the book Power Pop Prime, Vol 9 by Bruce Brodeen



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