Dark, gritty yet beautiful - probably his best so far. Contains 'If Only' as featured on BBC and world radio in memory 9/11.
This latest album from British singer / songwriter Jonathan Taylor (2010). The usual acoustic theme remains with many speacial guests. Valentine is quite simply beautiful. This is a must listen!
Hidden bonus track 13 contains
If Only (Acoustica Mix) & The Crane Man (Electrica Mix)
Sincere gratitude goes to the following for their invaluable input
Sally Miall (backing vocal track 6), Den Miller (vocal son track 7), Tim Moon (accordion
track 7 ), Craig Priestley (trumpet track 10) , Liz Narey (backing vocal track 11 )
& to Kirsten Guschal (bodhran track 11)
Thanks also to the BBC World Service (live news track 3)
& to Kurt Wood (technical support trumpet track 10)
‘Radical Radish MCC’ original pen & ink by Bryan van den Heaver
**For Gerry. For Fliss
WHAT HAVE PEOPLE SAID SO FAR?
'Jonathan who has real talent has identified the crimes that are committed in our name. The songs are beautiful and the cause a worthy one'
Tony Benn. British Politician, Author & Anti-War Activist.
'This song (The Holocaust Denier) was magic, In the right way the gravitas of it is completely delivered.'
Jonathan I'Anson, BBC Radio Leeds.
'a rare talent indeed', 'the possessor of a marvelous dusty, dusky voice full of resonance and beauty' 'writes awe-inspiring songs, both lyrics and melody' - 'deeply moving', 'iconic' and 'profound'
Andrew Liddle, Halifax Evening Courier. Victoria Theatre Concert Review.
'"A Useful Fool" by far the best songs you have so far produced, melodies, recording and lyrics were brilliant. It's been on the CD player constantly, .... and I've played several tracks from it on The Akoustik Hour.'
Stan Graham. Award Winning Songwriter. Presenter: Community Radio & BBC Radio York.
'You sound like the UK Vissotzky - accentuating on messages and lyrics, not only the music which is good.'
Kiril Zdravkov. Manager Cosmic Voices
'I was so mesmorised by his voice I almost forgot to line up the next track'
Annie Vanders - BCB Radio. .
'Partisan was the official song of our tour, I think we played it a hundred times in the car.'
'Cobario.' Florian Stradner Mangement - Vienna.
'I also want you to know that we have been getting great feedback on your song (Valentine.) I haven't come across anyone who doesn't like it.'
Gari Sullivan - Producer: The Sixteenth Touch
'I bet lots of people say that but you've got an amazing voice, really intense - wow!' AND 'your music is inspired,' it was "simple and sincere - Fresh magic in a choking, dusty world"
Audience feedback - Cowling House Concerts
I've been reading a poetry anthology called 'Up the line to death 1914-18' and I've never heard songs capturing the feeling of being out there so well.
'Jonathan is a thoughtful and intelligent lyric writer and a superb musician. His voice ranges from Cat Stevenesque right through to smoky blues.'
Richard Hollis. The Unofficial Steeleye Span Website
'Visited your website, downloaded the album (Debut - The Collection) and liked what I heard very much. I've put a little plug for it onto The Folk Corporation's forum.'
'Jonathan comes from a very talented family and talented he is!'
The Country Star Page
'He has a fabulous voice, really rich and resonant and full of emotion, very distinctive.'
State Of Undress.
'I enjoyed your performace. I found it, gritty, honest and sensitive. Thanks.'
Audience Feedback. Hebden Bridge Trades Club. 2009.
'When I saw a song had been written about the contents of Great Grandfather's box my initial reaction was - how could it possibly be done, and with a list too. Well, I think it's been done in a very clever way, and I really enjoyed it! It left me humming... Congratulations Jonathan.'
Post on the classic thread 'This Is The Secret Of Grandad's Trunk,' The Great War Forum.