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Phil McDonnell | Glass Creatures

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Glass Creatures

by Phil McDonnell

Lyrical compositions with infectious rhythm, bridging styles as diverse as Jazz, Folk and Soul; this collection of classy tunes is grown-up music to re-assure people who thought the art of songwriting was dead.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Doctor D
4:06 $0.99
2. The Angel of Downtown
5:04 $0.99
3. Counting Crimes
5:02 $0.99
4. Camelia On the Backseat
4:17 $0.99
5. Heart of Avalon
3:47 $0.99
6. Bernadette
4:18 $0.99
7. Atlas Stumbles
5:34 $0.99
8. Unbroken
5:16 $0.99
9. Motherless Child
5:14 $0.99
10. The Eve of St. Augustine
4:07 $0.99
11. Hydrogen
6:01 $0.99
12. In Ugliness
4:37 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Glass Creatures album came together over a nine month period in 2013 and 2014; over two years after the last album Confessions and Lies.
As ever, Phil has drawn from a wide range of genres to produce a collection of songs that are melodic, rhythmic, poignant and atmospheric. All the songs are very strong lyrically - the poetry and the music combining to evoke scenes and stories from the city, from the mountains and from some darker places.
Here are songs of hope and despair, of love and loss, of bitterness and exaltation.
This is grown up music, examining the joy and the limitations of the lives we lead.
The album was recorded in studios in London where Phil lives. It owes much of its exquisite sound quality to the musical talents of the contributing performers.
Andy Bratt on drums, Phil Scragg on bass, Al Cherry on guitar, Dan Maitaland on sax, Hugh Wilkinson on Percussion. Soloists Bobby Valentino – violin on the song Bernadette and legendary ex Steely Dan Guitarist Elliott Randall on Doctor D, Atlas Stumbles and Heart of Avalon. Weaving among these great instrumentalist performances are Phil’s deft piano and keyboard lines and emotionally charged vocals – try The Angel of Downtown.
If you were beginning to think that the era of the great songwriters was over, listen to “Glass Creatures” and discover a new classic.



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