Spottiswoode & His Enemies | Salvation

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Salvation

by Spottiswoode & His Enemies

The band's most soulful and acoustic record to date - piano, mandolin, steel guitar, harmonies - with trademark moments of orchestral grandeur and unabashed rock'n'roll.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Muscle Man
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2. Salvation
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3. Please Don't Cry
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4. Let The Cold Wind Blow
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5. In The Pouring Rain
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6. The Setting Sun
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7. Chelsea Boys
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8. I Can't See The Stars
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9. Daddy Knows
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10. Blinded
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11. Someone Else's Scheme
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12. Dirty Fingerprints
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13. Troubadour
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14. Gettin' Realistic
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15. My Own Ayatollah
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16. Thank You
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17. At Last
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Spottiswoode grew up in London. He was a good boy.

He started playing guitar at the age of twelve. It took him about ten years to write a halfway decent tune. Since then he has written hundreds and hundreds.

At the end of the last millennium, he moved to New York City. The New Yorker calls him a “genius” and a “downtown ringleader.”

Spotty’s songs have been covered and recorded by numerous East Village and Williamsburg musicians, and featured in a variety of mainstream and independent films. Somehow he has been able to hold together a gang of seven of New York’s finest musicians, put out a string of acclaimed records, perform residencies at New York’s best clubs, play Lincoln Center, tour the country, cross the ocean… even though his band despises him.

It isn’t easy to describe the music they play. It depends on the night or the record. Spottiswoode composes songs of all genres, and his band of multi-instrumentalists is ready and willing to switch instruments and gears in the blink of an eye. A single show may include a delicate folk ballad, a balls-out rocker, a hilarious cabaret ditty, and a neo-gospel lament. But Spottiswoode cringes at the word “eclectic.” “We are expressionists!” he pleads.

Dan Reed of WXPN Radio put it this way: “Spottiswoode and his Enemies do something that few bands can do: evoke real emotions, sometimes several different ones in a single song. Spottiswoode himself is both funny and scary at the same time, and there is undeniably a major talent lurking behind the songs and the live show. Lotsa unexpected twists and turns, and lotsa soul.”


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James Hartman

Salvation
Awesome, awesome recordings. Diverse, compelling, interesting music. I WILL be buying more copies to give as gifts and will be exploring other Spotty recordings

feldoh22

salvation
this is amazing...excellent...bluesy folksy...
reminds me of pink floyd a bit, and i reeeeally like them. and to think i heard this on npr? very hard to believe! all that money i have been paying through uncsam has finally paid off. this is sooooooo good i will be in nyc to check this for real.

Noel Williams

Loving Life!
The whole disc is vibrant and savory. Life is not so bad after you hear this one.

Chris Skellett


I write this review from New Zealand on the far south side of the planet. I passed through New York a couple of years ago on my way back from burying my Dad in England. I accidently saw the Enemies in action, I think at the Living Room. It was the best club gig I'd ever seen, and it blew me away. I bought all the CD's on offer at the time, and have now added 'Salvation'to my collection. The final line of title track, "I'm gonna miss my father when he's gone" just blows me away! Was this really written for me?!!I can't wait to catch the band again sometime, and Jonathan, you're always welcome to bring the band South...surely its time for a World Tour?

Spoonfed Oblivion

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