Thursday, 13 December 2012

Tim Burgess

If you'd have told me, at the beginning of 2012, that twelve months later one of my favourite albums of the year would be a solo effort by Tim Burgess.....well, quite frankly I wouldn't have believed you. Not that I have anything against Mr Burgess, a man of impeccable musical taste, as demonstrated on his DJ stint on 6music, or The Charlatans, a band I was a fan of until I lost track of them at the turn of the century. It's just that Tim & Co had been off my musical radar for quite some time and his debut solo LP, 2003's 'I Believe', came and went without me even registering it. One chance hearing of 'A Case For Vinyl', however, changed all that.

'Oh No I Love You' finds Burgess in inspired collaboration with Lambchop genius Kurt Wagner and, in addition to Wagner's bandmates, features members of My Morning Jacket and Clem Snide alongside Tim favourite, R.Stevie Moore. It's a rich, understated album, that is one of the surprises of the year for me and highly recommended.

5 comments:

Old Pa's Corner said...

Excellent stuff...going for this album right away anything with Kurt is a must hear.....this does sound an interesting one. Good old Tim!

The Swede said...

It is a really good one OPC. Hope you enjoy it.

Old Pa's Corner said...

Thanks Mr S really enjoying it...could easily have missed this. Remixes are good too! gets better with the more you play it!

The Swede said...

I've not heard the remixes - I'd better get to it!

Singing Bear said...

How did I let this post pas me by? When I heard this song earlier this year I was mightily moved. I've never followed Burgess's career but this is beautiful. Must get the album.

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