James Murdoch | In Transit

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In Transit

by James Murdoch

A spectacular blend of roots based, folk soaked melodies with a pop sensibility and intriguing lyrics.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Get What You Deserve
4:03 album only
2. Kings and Queens
3:53 album only
3. Transportation
3:56 album only
4. Give Me Your Love
2:59 album only
5. Something to Hold Onto
3:56 album only
6. Shooting Stars
4:24 album only
7. Goodnight
3:05 album only
8. Picture It All
5:53 album only
9. Lift You Up
3:48 album only
10. Long Distance Love Song
4:33 album only
11. False Alarm
4:12 album only
12. Blindsided
3:56 album only


Album Notes
In the summer of 2007 James Murdoch teamed up with “poetic proselytizer” Hawksley Workman to produce James’ fourth CD “In Transit.” The record is reminiscent of Crowded House and Blue Rodeo with a twist of the new “Canadiana sound.”

The songs are inspired by James’ travels and performances from Spain to New York to the Yukon, and they sing in a voice of maturity that speaks volumes of James’ growth as both a writer and a musician. With Workman featured on drums and other instruments as well as celebrity guests Gary Craig (Bruce Cockburn, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings), Richard Underhill (Shuffle Demons) and Stew Crookes (Matt and Jill Barber), the musicianship on the record is top notch.

Born on the icy banks of the mighty Yukon River, James Murdoch had no choice but to withstand the grueling and biting conditions that the great white north had to offer. It was only when he was old enough to understand the foreign concept of heat, not known by many Yukoners, that James knew he was destined to one day bask-in the warming glow-of the big stage lights. At the young age of 14, James packed up his meager possessions, including his guitar, and struck off, on foot, on a journey that would take him 13 months through the untamed wilderness, leading him to a place where his once frostbitten skin would shed its fierce coat, Victoria, BC. No one really understood why he didn't simply take the bus.

Like a never-ending blizzard settling nowhere fast, James formed his quintet to take his message of Pop liberation to the masses. James’ music is a spectacular blend of roots based, folk soaked melodies with a pop sensibility and intriguing lyrics that take the listener and audience to a magical place. Akin to the sounds of Blue Rodeo, James Taylor, John Mayer and the like, expect a rosy future of festivals and theatre tours across our country and others. From the Yukon tundra, to Queen Street West in Toronto… James Murdoch is someone that people relate to and feel a sense of collective abandonment. He delivers a satisfaction elixir through his words and music that inspire.

“…Engaging…He embraced a full range of sounds, from roots-pop to a smoother, lounge-y vibe and ended up with some funk. Young James is a versatile guy… The Future looks good”
– Chart Magazine, Review of live show CMW

"Now comes James Murdoch, another quirky and talented singer-songwriter from Whitehorse who made a great album by himself in his room at his parents’ house… Whitehorse could hold the key to saving rock’n’roll from its own excesses." - Edmonton Sun

"Murdoch can craft an album that’s both real & mature." -Amanda Ash, Chart Attack

"The snappy guitar work and vocals have that infectious quality necessary for good pop music and they seem to stick in your head more and more with repeated listens." - Jesse Keith, the Gauntlet



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