CD Review: David Gray Mutineers + Giveaway

 

David Gray is coming out with his new album, Mutineers, very soon! You may know David from his hit “Babylon”.  Mutineers is going to be his TENTH studio album (impressive!) and his first in 4 years.  To mark the news, David is unveiling the video for “Gulls” which is the first track from the album that is being streamed ahead of release.

 

To coincide with Mutineers, Gray will tour the UK for the first time in three years. The headline tour, commencing at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on June 23 will include a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 24. The dates follow a run of sold-out US shows across April and May and three sold-out intimate shows earlier this year at Westminster’s Emmanuel Centre. US dates are:

April 24th Los Angeles, CA Wilshire Ebell Theatre
April 25th San Francisco, CA Palace of Fine Arts
April 27th Tacoma, WA Pantages Theatre
April 29th Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre
April 30th New York, NY Grand Ballroom
May 2nd Philadelphia, PA Temple Performing Arts Centre
May 3rd Boston, MA Emerson Colonial Theatre
May 4th Toronto, ON Danforth Theatre

Recorded in Church Studios, London and produced by Andy Barlow (Lamb), whose brief was to not let Gray “make the same record I’ve made before.” The result is an album that seems to fizz with the joy of its own assembly and finds Gray steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history. “I know I’ve done something here that has an authority that is inspiring me and I don’t have to worry about my past or any of that. The lovely thing about this is we’ve had the time to experiment, and it’s been wonderful,” says Gray.

David Gray captured the world’s attention with his breakout multi-platinum hit White Ladder, the first of three No.1 UK albums, earning him both Brit and Grammy nominations. He has continued to build on this success, with recent albums Draw The Line (2009) and Foundling (2010), both reaching the Billboard Top 10 in the US.

Mutineers Track Listing:
Back in the World
As the Crow Flies
Mutineer
Beautiful Agony
Last Summer
Snow in Vegas
Cake and Eat It
Birds of the High Arctic
The Incredible
Girl Like You
Gulls
Nearly Midnight (bonus track)

I did have one of David’s earlier releases (White Ladder – the CD with Babylon on it) so I had an idea of what to expect going in to listening to this cd.  Overall it is a very solid CD and after listening to it a few go throughs, there are no songs that are ones I consider “must skip” and the CD as a whole really flows.  Overall the CD is mellow and I liked having it as background music while cleaning up my room and working on blog posts. It was great “background noise” (although I hate to call it that!) and would also be great in the car on the way to work as well (and I wouldn’t be surprised if it made an appearance on my next road trip as well.) I don’t have a favorite song from the CD but I do enjoy Back in the World, Cake and Eat It and Girl Like You.


Mutineers is available for purchase at the following retailers:

Some of David’s social media links

Official Website – http://www.davidgray.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/DavidGray
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRealDavidGray
Instagram – http://instagram.com/davidgray
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/davidgray

I received a free download of the album to review from One2One Network. I was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are my own.

 

WIN IT!

One lucky ConcertKatie reader will receive one Mutineers CD (ARV: $14.99!)  The giveaway will run from now until June 10th.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winners email to claim prize or else prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen.  Giveaway is open to the US & Canada.

 

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5 Responses
  1. LOVE the new song “Back In The World” song by DG!

  2. OC says:

    Fugitive – my favorite song!! Fantastic song and so much talent!

  3. OC says:

    Was selected as the winner, submitted my name/address same day I received the email, but did not get the CD yet …