Martin Kerr | justanotherman

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justanotherman

by Martin Kerr

inimate stories and insightful thoughts woven around delicious melodies, and delivered with the passion and faith that this young brit has made his hallmarks.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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2. Points of Light
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3. So Much
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4. Your Fantasy
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5. Heartburn
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6. Beauty
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7. Finish Me Off
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8. All We've Got
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9. O My Friend in Word!
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10. This Feeling
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11. Forever
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Written across 4 continents and recorded during his time in China, these songs share the profound thoughts and transformative experiences of a young songwriter finding his place in the world.

Liner Notes
by Martin Kerr

There are two meanings to the title of this album. On the level of our ailing sociey, "I don't wanna be just another man", but as a human soul that is, of course, exactly what I am. 'Just Another Man' means, to me, that art is not the exclusive domain of a uniquely gifted few. It is a universal human phenomenon - the expression of every sincere heart. I believe that our musical future will not be one where individual idols, swathed in lights and artificial glory, look down on adoring mulititudes. It is one where each child grows up with the knowlege that every human heart contains such jewels as beauty, love, truth and faith. One where the sharing of those treasures through sincere and creative expression is a daily delight and the basis of true community. My hope is that by sharing in these few rough, dusty gems of my own wandering heart you may be encouraged to find and give forth more of your own...


Review
by Tara rout, writer and film-maker, Edmonton, Canada.

'justanotherman' is the everyman album. Its author, Martin Kerr shoots high, aiming at such universal themes as love, loss and the human condition. For a debut album, and from one so young, the potential for disaster in such an endeavour is palpable. Think seventeen-year-old Avril Lavigne telling us "Life's like this..." And a disaster it would be if it didn't ring with such truth and poignancy; if it weren't peppered with such disarming juxtapositions as, "It's not enough to have temporary joy, I'll be your rocket boy.."; if Kerr himself were not the talent he has proven himself here to be. Imagine a Leonard Cohen of post-grunge Brit-pop - Cohen, but with faith. True to his Baha'i roots, from the quotations in the liner notes to the single Hidden Word, 'O My friend in word!" Kerr manages to remain accessible to any audience. We wait for the cringe-inducing clichés, but they never come. Even the
Hidden Word, a favourite subject of the Baha'i songwriter, is fresh in its lack of the simplistic sing-along quality of so many of its predecessors. For the most part, Kerr's religious convictions simply underscore and add colour to otherwise inclusive motifs. He pulls this off by avoiding the pitfall of writing overtly about his faith. While fellow Baha'is will recognise his references in such lines as, "We pray the light of unity envelops the whole earth," others will identify with the tales of his individual plight with which he so seamlessly weaves them. The music itself shares a similar quality of being clever but not unfittingly brainy. It is innovative enough that it does not get old quickly, or sound like every radio hit, yet not so much so that you don't feel like singing along. In fact, listeners should be warned that they may find themselves singing any number of the songs on this album long after it has stopped playing.
The lyrics are insightful, honest and bravely personal. The songs are unified, stylistically and thematically. The melodies are at once inventive and catchy. The worst thing I can say about this album is that it may leave you not wanting to listen to anything else. That said, 'justanotherman' belongs in just about every collection.


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Ritah

Nothing short of amazing
I don't know what it is about this CD that makes it work so well. His voice is extraordinary, but that's not all...there's something else grasping to my ears, something that I really have not seen in a while. It's absolutely amazing, incredible talent, this young man is going places.

Danny Greenwood

5 out of 5.
I thought it was brilliant and would recommend it to anybody.

Mari Anne Mazurka

MAM
Pop this CD into the stereo - make yourself a cup of coffee - sit back in your easy chair - close your eyes - listen, really listen - reflect on the past - look to the future. Martin's beautiful voice will take you there. This CD is not to be missed.

Dwight R. Heck

life is about how many times life takes your breath away....this CD definitely c
I personally have boughten and given this cd to many family and friends. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Martin and his music definitely speaks volumes. He is an amazing talent and someone I am pleased to call a friend. Go get them Martin, I can not wait for new CD..

Stefan Cherwoniak

A view of life from a man with a vision!!
Finally a local Canadian artist that isnt scared to make a name for himself in a music genre that ia hard to crack. Martin is a man with a vision and clearly loves his music. I will be keeping close track of him in the near future!

Rick K. - USA

Inspiring music from an inspiring person
My first introduction to Martin's music was when I saw him perform "Just Another Man." I was very impressed with his music and even more so with his lyrical ability. Through his peaceful baritone voice, Martin's words capture the wondering spirit in all of us. Complimented by his underlying guitar harmonies and background support work by Paul Meredith and Peter Suart, Martin has created an album that will forever be one of my favourites. I highly recommend a listen to anyone seeking an uplifting sound. I anxiously await further releases of Martin's writings.

Chris Joy

Music & Man
Known this good hearted man for a few years, on and slightly off the soccer field. The albums message, like the man, is sincere and well created. Martin's voice is phenominal, very must equal to his lyrics and music writing. It has been a joy to get to know Martin and learn about his life through his music.

Tim

Buy this CD....
This CD is just incredible. The lyrics and melodies are so beautifully written that you may find it hard to turn off. Sublime, silky voice which actually makes you feel what he is feeling. Well done Martin!

Jody Cooper, Scotland

Superb! Looking for something inspiring and uplifting? Look no further
justanotherman is a superb collection of songs, if you are looking for something to inspire and uplift you get this album today....you will not be disappointed. Energetic, emotive and sung with complete conviction, these songs will leave you longing to hear more.

Michele Grate

My heart is just throbbing listening to the songs on the album. It's a must-hav
This CD is amazing. The singer's voice as well as the guitar arrangement are bustling with life. My heart's pumping some healthy blood listening to justanotherman. I'm afraid my words can't emphasize enough what a pure and beautiful masterpiece this CD is. You're just going to have to get a copy of your own and hear it for yourself.
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