17 October 2012

tim burgess - 'tobacco fields'

This is possibly my favourite track of his new album and very poignant it is too. You can tell that this has Kurt Wagner writ large across this too. It's a beautiful ballad that just about works with Burgess's thin voice (see my previous review of the album for more comments) but I love the Leonard Cohen-esque touch with the backing singers taking the harmonies over a slow piano.  Talking of the piano it does, with the English accent to accompany it remind me of Spiritualised at their most melancholy. I'm not sure that Burgess has it within him to carry this off live but with a lot of post-production, it sounds fantastic. I'd be interested to hear Wagner's take on this song too.

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