Winter Tale

A Winter Tale

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by Bobby Long
     
 

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British singer/songwriter Bobby Long came to recognition when his friend Robert Pattinson sang his song "Let Me Sign" (co-written with Marcus Foster) on the soundtrack to the popular vampire film Twilight in 2008. A Winter Tale, his debut studio album for ATO Records, demonstrates that he has spent a lot of time listening

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British singer/songwriter Bobby Long came to recognition when his friend Robert Pattinson sang his song "Let Me Sign" (co-written with Marcus Foster) on the soundtrack to the popular vampire film Twilight in 2008. A Winter Tale, his debut studio album for ATO Records, demonstrates that he has spent a lot of time listening to early albums by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Johnny Cash, having learned the chords and fingerpicking he employs on his guitar, some harmonica playing, and, particularly, his poetic lyric-writing style. His husky singing voice also sounds a bit like the young Dylan, or perhaps more like a less arch Tom Petty. His lyrics have a stream-of-conscious style, revealing a poetic persona at the heart of his songs, and it's the lonely hero that appears most often, a person who is romantic himself even if he seems unable to be romantic with a potential loved one at whom the songs are directed. "I'm crazy to love," he declares in "A Passing Tale," "and I'm crazy to die/I'm lost in this world, and I don't know why." In "Two Years Old," while the music may suggest Johnny Cash, the words suggest Wilfred Owen, the World War I-era British poet who died in the trenches, but not before capturing the loss of innocence -- and of life -- suffered in a harsh conflict. At such a moment, it's clear Long isn't just a young man playing with words. ~ William Ruhlman

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Release Date:
02/01/2011
Label:
Ato Records
UPC:
0880882172022
catalogNumber:
21720
Rank:
159111

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DJ_NorthCarolina More than 1 year ago
Words can not express how much I love this album but I will try. Everything about this album is beyond exceptional! There are no other modern singer songwriters who can rival this man! His lyrics and composition are the best I have ever heard. His guitar playing skills are something I could only dream of one day being able to match. Bobby is so much more than a Legend in the making! He is an ARTIST TO KEEP AN EYE ON! If you don't have this album yet you have to get a copy right away! And if you think the album is wonderful you be blow away when you see him live! This man is a gift to modern music to be treasured! He is one of a kind. Thank you Bobby Long for sharing such a beautiful gift!
DJ_NorthCarolina More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most soulful and creative albums I have ever had the pleasure of owning. His poetry is beyond description. No singer songwriter around these days can write like Bobby! His albums have substance a rare quality today! Bobby Long is AN ARTIST TO WATCH FOR! I believe his contributions to modern music will prove to be legendary and influential. Thanks Bobby Long for such a GREAT & WONDERFUL album! To those of you out there who haven't bought this album yet BUY IT NOW!
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