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Uncut Diamond

by Alex Warner

The latest acoustic release from this British Singer/Songwriter combines intimate and reflective lyrics with powerful unforgettable melodies. Shades of Marc Cohn and Nick Drake.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. Uncut Diamond
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2. Far Away
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3. All Around The World
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4. Cold Wind
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5. They Say
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6. Waterfalls Instrumental
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7. Are You
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8. If There's A Next Time
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9. When You Called Me Yours Instrumental
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10. Once In A Lifetime
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11. Catch Your Rain
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12. Uncut Diamond Full Mix
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Acoustic Music Records, Germany
'One of the most vibrant CDs in recent memory....'

Music Week UK
'Quality stuff from this expatriot Brit. Warner's soulful vocals impress'.

Joan Sanmartí, Editor Total Guitar Magazine Spain
'Inspired songs, exquisite production and excellent musicians. A truly magnificent collection of songs...... Music to let yourself go'.

Gregor Hilden, Akustik Gitarre Magazine, Germany.
'The whole Album is really impressive...wonderfully subtle.. excellently and tastefully produced. So captivating that you'd like to leave it on your CD player for a long long time.'

Pep Tort, 'La veu de Anoia' Newspaper, Spain'.
'Alex Warner writes songs and writes them well. Consistent, with drive, illuminating, in short- delux.'


Self produced and self released, 'Uncut Diamond' is an acoustic and heartfelt return to basics from a British singer/songwriter whose recording career has spanned releases on both major and independent record labels, music for TV commercials and character dubbing for film and television. 2004 saw two releases: 'Uncut Diamond' in Alex's adopted home of Barcelona and 'El Cid', Filmax's $9 million award-winning animated feature with Alex in the title role.

'I wanted to make an honest acoustic record, a collection of songs that articulated what I was feeling at the time and that sounded like me. For the first time I think I've managed it'.
Many of the vocal and acoustic guitar tracks were recorded in single takes helping to give the album a fresh not over- produced feel and Alex's friends who collaborated on the CD include some of the best musicians in Spain.

'Not having a record company behind you can sometimes be a creative advantage', continues Alex, 'Being free from any commercial pressures and aims, you can focus on the basics - writing songs for their own sake and for your own pleasure'.

This is not to underestimate the positive influence of the more commercial records Alex has been involved in however. These include a number one hit in Spain in 1995 with a cover of '70's soul smash 'Hooked on a feeling' and numerous other record credits. Recent recordings include singing on Isabel Coixet's 'Goya' winning feature film 'My life without me'- produced by Pedro Almodóvar and starring Sarah Polley and Deborah Harry, the soundtrack to the 'Goya' nominated children's cartoon feature'10+2 The Big Secret' with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, David Civera's 2003 summer no. 1 'Bye Bye' and co-writing 'Time to live', a hit for Spanish Pop Idol winner Rosa.

In the advertising world, Alex has contributed to music to over 150 television commercials including writing the music to the VW golf Tdi 'desert' ad, singing a cover of Donovan's 'Hurdy Gurdy Man' for the VW Golf 'Hamster' campaign and putting his spoken voice to the Audi A4 'Kiss' spot and last years Atletico Bilbao soccer ad starring champions league streaker Mark Chapman. All campaigns have won 'Lions' at Cannes advertising festival.

Alongside 'El Cid', Alex is currently narrating the second series of 'Connie the Cow' for Nickelodeon (Noggin) in the States and the Disney Channel in the UK. Other recent series have included 'Goomer', 'The Three Bears' and '20-20'.

'Although I feel a bit of a Jack of all trades', says Alex ,' I get a buzz out of pretty much all the things I'm involved in. The important thing is finding the right balance (a complimentary balance) between the things you do for a living and the things you do for yourself. 'Uncut Diamond' is the first solo record I've made that I feel comfortable with and it's largely because I've approached it as a hobby.

At the end of the day, people can always spot a song that comes from the heart. So far the response has been really positive so we'll see what happens'.

The record is availiable via Alex's web site www.alexwarner.com, at leading online CD retailer Cdbaby.com and at 25 outlets in Spain via the Gong Discos chain of record shops. A full discography can also be found at www.alexwarner.com.

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Adam

wonderful cd
i think the album is absolutely wonderful... its been in my cd player in my car for just about a week straight now... its perfect...
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GreatIndieMusic.com

Alex does a great job on this CD
Alex does a great job on this CD!
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Vedat

Wow - hear this! You will love it...
Interested in fine music, with an acoustic guitar and piano?? Then check this out. This CD is now my favorite in my player. Enjoy it....
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Sam Lardner

An acoustic gem!
This CD is full of great songs with major league performances by Alex Warner and his band. The story-telling is colorful, and the vocal performances themselves outstanding. You can hear, feel and nearly taste the wood of the guitars. We need more of this kind of music!
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