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Foundling (2010)

Artist: David Gray
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Format: CD
Sku: 216541908
UPC: 878037019322
UPC 14: 00878037019322
Release Date: 8/17/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Only The Wine ~ David Gray
2. Foundling ~ David Gray
3. Forgetting ~ David Gray
4. Gossamer Thread ~ David Gray
5. Old Chair, The ~ David Gray
6. In God's Name [For Bryan, Pt. 1] ~ David Gray
7. We Could Fall In Love Again Tonight ~ David Gray
8. Holding On ~ David Gray
9. When I Was In Your Heart ~ David Gray
10. New Day at Midnight, A ~ David Gray
11. Davey Jones' Locker ~ David Gray
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Fixative [For Bryan, Pt. 2] ~ David Gray
2. Morning Theme ~ David Gray
3. Dotted Line, The ~ David Gray
4. Million Years, A ~ David Gray
5. Who's Singing Now ~ David Gray
6. Old Father Time ~ David Gray
7. Indeed I Will ~ David Gray
8. Moment Changes Everything, A ~ David Gray

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: David Gray (vocals, guitar, piano, harmonium, Wurlitzer organ); Robbie Malone (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bouzouki, harmonium, background vocals); Neill MacColl (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Keith Prior (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Simon Changer.
Muze PNote Recording information: Abbey Road Studio 1; The Church Studios.
Muze PNote Illustrator: Devin Becker.
Muze PNote Photographer: Teddy Telles.
Muze PNote Written during the same sessions that spawned 2009's Draw the Line, Foundling is another pleasant, pastoral effort from David Gray, who seems to have settled into a contemporary folk mold after flirting with electronics during the `90s. "Only the Wine," which kicks off this two-disc set with acoustic guitar and brushed percussion, takes its cues from Van Morrison and Nick Drake, both of whom serve as stylistic touchstones throughout the album. Gray plays to his strengths fairly well, keeping the tempos leisurely and the mood relaxed, and he looks to his arrangements for diversity, either paring a song down to its piano-and-vocals skeleton or dressing it up in light layers of strings, organ, and electric guitar. When he does throw a curve ball into the mix, it's a nice change -- the slow-building title track stretches a Celtic soul groove over five and a half minutes, and "Morning Theme" (one of the eight tracks that make up the bonus disc) sets itself up as a piano lullaby, with fingerplucked guitar arpeggios and gauzy, cooing harmonies rounding out the song. Those moments are few and far between, but David Gray doesn't really purport to be anything other than a contemporary folk-pop singer, and Foundling finds him doing what he does best. ~ Andrew Leahey

Producer: Robbie Malone; David Gray; Iestyn Polson

Engineer: Iestyn Polson
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review David Gray - Foundling - CD Review
By: AudioDog Reviews
Published on: 8/30/2010 3:38 PM
I've followed David Gray throughout his career, from 1993's A Century Ends, to Draw the Line in 2009. Fortunately for Gray's fans, his new album, Foundling was released on August 16th, 2010,  not even a full year after its preceding album. Gray is a master at his game. He's a folk/rock singer-songwriter who repeatedly shows off his affection for language, melody, and simplicity in his music. Though many of his albums  have received critical acclaim, Gray seems to garner fairly modest radio the full review

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/17/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : DWT70193
Music Label Name Label : Downtown
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00878037019322

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The songs] are uniformly beautiful, with just enough ear-cocking moments and lyrical curveballs to make you wish, well, that there were more of them."

Entertainment Weekly (p.126)
- "Carried by his ruff voice, FOUNDLING's all warm arrangements and real emotion." -- Grade: B

Mojo (Publisher)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Forgetting' finds him at a piano with subtle string colouring....His world-weary timbre remains the focus."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Gray,David
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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