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Colours in the Fire

by One Cure for Man

Conjures the spirits of singer/songwriters like Paddy McAloon and Roddy Frame...80s beacons that were as much poets as pop stars. Featuring wonderful, virtuoso guitar play, solid bass and drums and a voice like a gentle rage.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Colours in the Fire
4:02 $0.99
2. The Unknown
4:44 $0.99
3. Deleted Scenes
3:09 $0.99
4. Skin on Bone
3:37 $0.99
5. Another Cup of Tea
4:01 $0.99
6. Animals (Are All We Know)
3:49 $0.99
7. Day Is Night
3:56 $0.99
8. The Age of Amnesia
4:24 $0.99
9. The End I Wish for Them
2:44 $0.99
10. Washed Away
3:37 $0.99
11. When I’m Gone
4:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
"A truly brilliant album" - Peter Maher (mastering engineer for Rolling Stones, U2 and Jack White)

"Lyrically masterful, James' voice is melancholic and full of feeling combined with that wailing guitar that immediately has you grabbing for the nearest tennis racket" - When The Horn Blows

Produced by James Parkinson and mixed by long-time collaborator John Meredith of ARMYOUREARS (James Blake, Martin Rossiter, Daydream Club), “Colours In The Fire” is sonically rich and bold with little production excess, something that James picked up shadowing the legendary producer Ken Scott (Beatles, Bowie, Elton John) during the process. The album is packed with euphoric, soaring guitars giving a satisfying contrast to the emotional and melancholic vocals and gripping, defiant poetry. Songs like “When I’m Gone” and “Day Is Night” are made all the more poignant by the recent tragic death of James’ father, musician Allan Parkinson (ex Slack Alice), with their reflective tales of mortality, morality and the absurdity of life. “Another Cup Of Tea” explores the true sadness of dementia, and the up-tempo single “Colours In The Fire” evokes the savage tales of Lord Of The Flies, including an animated video of James as a living painting. Other thought-provoking subject matter continues with themes of alienation (The Unknown), vanity (Skin On Bone), historical amnesia (The Age of Amnesia) and the literature of Animal Farm (Animals). Underneath all the glittering, guitar pop and blissful melody is a complex, challenging and dark world.

The first two One Cure For Man albums have garnered comparisons to Roddy Frame of Aztec Camera, Fleetwood Mac and The Manic Street Preachers, and have been praised by BBC Introducing Lancashire, When The Horn Blows, Pure M Magazine and Bucket List Music.



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