Ian Charles | Born Right Inside

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Born Right Inside

by Ian Charles

Award winning singer/songwriter, Ian Charles\' 6th CD is another under-the-radar masterwork. A hip-skip- and a jump down the neon lit alley with minstrels and bluesmen. A powerhouse short-n-sweet full band dose of 2 Guitars, Bass, and Drums. Dig it.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Soul Running
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2. The Name Of The Game
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3. Fairground
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4. Heart On You
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5. Born Right Inside
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6. Another Train Song
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7. Millstream
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8. Anyway
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9. When The World Is Driving You
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10. Exit
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Album Notes
Recorded with my touring band:

Ian Charles: Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Banjo, Harmonica, Farfisa, Piano, Percussion

Mike Burke: Electric Guitars, Hi-String Guitar, Hammond B-3 on"Heart On You", Theramin on "Exit", Backing Vocals

Marshall St. Clair: Bass, Backing Vocals

Dennis DeMorro: Drums, Shaker

Jon Light: Pedal Steel


With friends:

Pete Kazaleh: Bottleneck and Resonator

John Holt: Bass on "Born Right Inside"

Produced by: Ian and Mike Burke

Listen to the record...The completion of a creative triad:
Wishing Street (2000)
Minutes From Midnight (2004)
Born Right Inside (2008)

"Born Right Inside" is Ian Charles' 6th solo album released since 1995.

There is an ease about the songs. Catchy, to the point and after learning his craft from the best songwriters in the world. He has made the most accessible album of his career...so far anyway.

The songs are: A series of portraits that link together and are equally divided into a subconscious two sided record. You know, like the design of a vinyl record. With a first and second side.
Previously designing the 2000 release, "Wishing Street" in somewhat the same way. With the feeling that it gives a CD a great consistency and flow.

We are all, "Born Right Inside".

The record starts where his last record left off. On the road to where exactly? "Soul Running". On the run from yourself. It's not an easy ride.
Next, "The Name Of The Game". Lessons learned...or so you think.
Look around. What do we need? What have we learned? Where are we going?
These questions get asked and answered.
"Listen To The Record".
Ironically ending with the prophetic "Exit".

Now there is the looking ahead.


Copyright© 2008 Ian Charles


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this is one of my favorite albums from Ian Charles. Soulful and heartfelt. Each song offers something different and each one delivers! AWESOME CD.. I ended up buying another CD to give to friends as a gift! thanks Mr. Charles...

Claudette Tabor

Spotlight Reviews 10/29/08
When I first listened to Ian Charles' latest release, Born Right Inside. I was slightly thrown by the difference in sound from his last CD, 2004's Minutes From Midnight. There was a directness that the aforementioned built on to create a kind of psychedelic alternative country meets pink floyd kind of listening experience. One which I really enjoyed. On this new release, Born Right Inside, Ian is working with a core band that is his present touring unit. The band brings a crispness to the new songs and allows his very fine voice and lyrics to bring the listener to the forefront with him.
He is certainly one of the finest lyricists I have heard in the independent songwriter field in quite some time. His melodies are excellent and suit the songs perfectly.
I wish there was more songs to the collection. After 4 years since his previous full length. There are only 10 songs featured. The CD runs at a swift 37 or so minutes. I would have liked about 10 more minutes of music to round things out even more than is already evident. Let's hope there is more songs hiding somewhere to get another release in less than 4 years. Otherwise, I think this is his best CD so far and it completes a trio of excellence that started in 2000 with his breakthrough release, Wishing Street.


Born Right Inside
Great CD, there hasn\'t been a day that I haven\'t listened to it. Excellent arrangement and flow. Can\'t wait to to hear your songs on the radio Ian. Everyone needs to buy this one. A+++++++++


First Listen...PLAY Magazine
Charles has one of the most solid songwriting abilities around which makes you question why all radio friendly "popular" music is on the radio and is "popular". Melodies and harmonies blend effortlessly together, leaving smoky-trail memories of choruses and hooks in your mind, all tucked up in a roots-y, Americana sound thyat puts many of these new school indie rock, twang-ternative bands to shame. Nothing too rough and nothing too sentimentally sappy. A nice record. Well recorded, well mixed, well written and well done. Standout track: Tough choice but I'll go with "Anyway"

Deborah S.

Ian is very much an incredible artist. This CD is very good something to identify with in every song. I certainly believe that he will be carried to new heights,and is one that anyone should listen to. Very much a favorite artist of mine. It all just flows together perfectly.

Marshall St. Clair

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great variety of songs that will spin happily in your CD player for years to come. Rock meets country meets poetry meets R&B.