ALBUM REVIEW: BILL PRITCHARD – MOTHER TOWN HALL

By Cooper
By Cooper

Background
Under the radar somewhat, Pritchard released his eponymous debut album way back in 1987! The follow up to the well-received ‘comeback’ album, A Trip to the Coast (2014), it was recorded mostly in Burslem, the Mother Town, with Tim Bradshaw, Mike Rhead, Liam Bradley and Remy LaPlage. Horns were added in France, and it was mixed in Burslem, Berlin and Singapore (!) with Bradshaw’s longtime studio partner, Roo Pigott.

Strengths
Thoughtful song craft that never compromises artistry in favour of hipness. Organic production that is exudes warmth for the ears.

Highlights
“Saturn And Co.”, “Vampire From New York”, “September Haze”. 

Sounds Like
Robyn Hitchcock, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Squeeze.

Bottom Line
For lovers of sophisticated 80s pop singer-songwriter fare. Uncannily evokes a special epoch so effortlessly, it is almost a shock to the system in this modern age.

Information
Official Site: http://www.billpritchardmusic.com/

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