Bill Fay

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Fay's self-titled debut album is an over-serious, labored folk pop
ock affair. As a songwriter, certainly his big influence is Blonde on Blonde-era Bob Dylan. But like someone else who heavily imitated that phase of Dylan's songwriting, David Blue, Fay doesn't have the deft touch with words that the master does. And like Blue, he has trouble hitting a lot of vocal notes, sometimes embarrassingly so. An aspect of this album that does not sound like either Dylan or Blue is the odd orchestration, which toes an uneasy line between the sort of stately, Baroque classicism heard in some of Nick Drake's arrangements and cheesy easy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Fay's self-titled debut album is an over-serious, labored folk pop
ock affair. As a songwriter, certainly his big influence is Blonde on Blonde-era Bob Dylan. But like someone else who heavily imitated that phase of Dylan's songwriting, David Blue, Fay doesn't have the deft touch with words that the master does. And like Blue, he has trouble hitting a lot of vocal notes, sometimes embarrassingly so. An aspect of this album that does not sound like either Dylan or Blue is the odd orchestration, which toes an uneasy line between the sort of stately, Baroque classicism heard in some of Nick Drake's arrangements and cheesy easy listening. It's usually delivered with a somber, earnest air, with the intent of someone who believes he has something very important to impart, but really isn't too interesting. The disjointed impressionism of songs like "The Sun Is Bored" have more ambition than quality or cogency, while songs with a storytelling bent like "Gentle Willie" seem to be leading toward a grand message that never arrives.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/21/2007
  • Label: Esoteric
  • EAN: 5013929713727
  • Catalog Number: 2037
  • Sales rank: 43,086

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Garden Song (3:13)
  2. 2 The Sun is Bored (2:32)
  3. 3 We Want You To Stay (3:33)
  4. 4 Narrow Way (2:48)
  5. 5 We Have Laid Here (2:28)
  6. 6 Sing Us One Of Your Songs May (2:50)
  7. 7 Gentle Willie (3:15)
  8. 8 Methane River (2:57)
  9. 9 The Room (1:57)
  10. 10 Goodnight Stan (2:05)
  11. 11 Cannons Plain (2:26)
  12. 12 Be Not So Fearful (2:46)
  13. 13 Down To the Bridge (1:53)
  14. 14 Screams in the Ears (3:23)
  15. 15 Some Good Advice (2:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Fay Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Ray Russell Guitar, Electric Guitar
George Bird Bass, Bass Guitar
John Marshall Drums
Trevor Taylor Drums
Richard Mills Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Trevor Taylor Drums
Technical Credits
Bill Fay Composer, Lyricist
Peter Eden Producer
Bill Price Engineer
Mark Powell Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Reissue Research
Peter Arden Audio Production
Michael Gibbs Musical Director
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