Coles Corner, the follow up to previous albums on Setanta, Late Night Final (2001) and Lowedges (2003), was recorded at Yellowarch Studio in Sheffield, singer/songwriter Hawley's hometown and is a beautiful album, filled with nostalgia, emotion and romance. The album's orchestral splendour sits alongside earthy rock and roll with songs that are by turns intimate and soaring. Richard Hawley insists his mind is full only with 'confused thoughts and Guinness'. But when he sings, he does so in a voice that's deep and low, and does not lie. His merciful, wise songs tell of the heart's truths as seen in the dark, revealed by moonlight. Thom Yorke (Radiohead) says... 'Richard Hawley is all I'm listening to at the moment' and Scott Walker says... 'Richards voice is up there with the all time greats'...Mute. 2005.
06020ORichard Hawley - Coles Corner (CD)http://oldies.scdn5.secure.raxcdn.com/i/boxart/large/51/00/094633510005.jpg?v=819.9917.99USDDiscontinuedUncut: 4 stars out of 5 - "Hawley resurrects ghosts of music past and breathes new, poignant life into their forms."ImportsCDPop-RockRichard-Hawley2010-03-23
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