Draw the Line [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
After taking a four-year break from the studio, David Gray announced his return with a new backing band, new label representation, and a new album. 2009's Draw the Line is consistent with the rest of Gray's catalog, proof that the songwriter's appeal rests not in those around him but in his nuanced piano ballads and warm voice. There are two duets here, one with folk artist Jolie Holland and the other with a rather militant-sounding Annie Lennox, but the best material is reserved for Gray alone. He does what he does best on songs like "Transformation," whose homespun melody is at once warm and utterly heartbreaking, but he also makes room for faster material, from the ...
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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
After taking a four-year break from the studio, David Gray announced his return with a new backing band, new label representation, and a new album. 2009's Draw the Line is consistent with the rest of Gray's catalog, proof that the songwriter's appeal rests not in those around him but in his nuanced piano ballads and warm voice. There are two duets here, one with folk artist Jolie Holland and the other with a rather militant-sounding Annie Lennox, but the best material is reserved for Gray alone. He does what he does best on songs like "Transformation," whose homespun melody is at once warm and utterly heartbreaking, but he also makes room for faster material, from the driving "Stella the Artist" to the casual strut of lead-off track "Fugitive." Regardless of the tempo, Gray's voice remains the centerpiece of this album, as his lived-in vocals continue to amass more convincing grit with age. Those looking for another "Babylon" may not find such commercial strains here, but David Gray hasn't concerned himself with the mainstream for years, and Draw the Line is essentially another cog in the folksy wheel he's been spinning since New Day at Midnight. [Die-hard fans may want to pick up the album's deluxe edition, which includes a 20-page booklet and a bonus CD of live performances.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/22/2009
  • Label: Downtown
  • UPC: 878037011029
  • Catalog Number: 70110

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fugitive (3:43)
  2. 2 Draw the Line (4:23)
  3. 3 Nemesis (5:26)
  4. 4 Jackdaw (3:54)
  5. 5 Kathleen (3:49)
  6. 6 First Chance (5:59)
  7. 7 Harder (3:51)
  8. 8 Transformation (3:22)
  9. 9 Stella the Artist (3:37)
  10. 10 Breathe (4:39)
  11. 11 Full Steam (4:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 World to Me - Robbie Malone (3:45)
  2. 2 Sail Away - Robbie Malone (5:27)
  3. 3 Ain't No Love - Robbie Malone (3:20)
  4. 4 Babylon - Robbie Malone (6:32)
  5. 5 Slow Motion - Robbie Malone (4:42)
  6. 6 The One I Love - Robbie Malone (4:14)
  7. 7 Other Side - Robbie Malone (6:51)
  8. 8 Nightblindness - Robbie Malone (11:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Gray Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Harmonium, Vocals, Vibes, Wurlitzer
Derek Watkins Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Richard Berry Performing Ensemble
Annie Lennox Vocals
John Barclay Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Mark Berrow Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Caroline Dale Cello
Liz Edwards Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Roger Garland Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
James Hallawell Track Performer
Simon King Choir, Chorus, Humming
Chris Laurence Ensemble
Neill MacColl Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Track Performer, Hi String Guitar (Acoustic)
Jim McCleod Performing Ensemble
Andy Parker Ensemble
Maciej Rakowski Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Frank Ricotti Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
J. Neil Sidwell Performing Ensemble
Steve Sidwell Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Cathy Thompson Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Allen Walley Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Kate Wilkinson Performing Ensemble
Richard Bissill Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Dermot Crehan Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Patrick Kiernan Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Boguslaw Kostecki Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Jackie Shave Violin
Bruce White Viola
Michael McMenemy Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Samantha White Choir, Chorus, Humming
Everton Nelson Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Alison Kelly Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Adrian Hallowell Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Perry Mason Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Deborah Widdup Ensemble
Dai Emanuel Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Jim Rattigan Horn
Emlyn Singleton Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Paddy Lannigan Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
John H.R. Mills Violin
Andy Wood Horn
Keith Prior Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Mike Thompson Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Jolie Holland Vocals
Owen Slade Horn
David Jack Daniels Performing Ensemble
Christopher Clad Performing Ensemble
Andy Greenwood Horn
Emil Chakalov Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Tom Pigott-Smith Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Christopher Tombling Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Gabrielle Lester Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Robbie Malone Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, Harmonium, Background Vocals
Neil Sidwell Ensemble
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Caroline Dale Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
David Gray Composer, Producer
Alan MacColl Composer
Gray Composer
Iestyn Polson Programming, Producer, Engineer
McClune Composer
Owen Slade Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Graham Pattison Engineer
Robbie Malone Composer, Producer
MacColl Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Beautiful Album You Should Add to Your Collection...

    Draw the Line is filled with beautifully arranged, thought-provoking songs. David Gray is the perfect artist to listen to if you're in a low-key, contemplative mood. His melodic, flowing compositions are also great background music for when you're working or getting together with friends. I can't stop listening! The bonus live album is great, it has most of Gray's hit songs with the noticeable exceptions of "Caroline" and "This Years Love." The packaging is more like an elegant book of lyrics than a CD case, very nicely produced. If you're a long-time fan or new to David Gray's music this is a must own album.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Draw The Line

    Rarely do we have the pleasure to listen to an artist of this caliber. David Gray has paid his dues and learned his craft, he is now amongst the very best of his class, and overflows its parameters. The music is flawless, the lyrics thoughtful and occasionally just plain fun. His originality and the spirit of his performance is of the finest variety one can purchase from contemporary performers. His vocals are driven, clear and persuasive. This is one of the finest albums out there right now. David has arrived in the big time!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Draw a line under the word Perfect

    Each and every song is anticipated, and well-placed. It seems I've had this album for about a year, as much as I have listened to it already (it's only been a little over a month). Then again, all of Gray's albums are that way. He has a timeless quality to his songs, and yet his music has continually developed and evolved in richness and warmth, especially as felt on his last two albums, Life in Slow Motion and Draw The Line (though not to detract at all from the brilliance of his albums previous to those). I think that him having his own full-blown recording studio and an growing arsenal of instruments has something to do with this.

    He is such a thoughtful musician in his choice of instruments and the sounds he and his band conjure from them. His songwriting is, as it always has been, top-notch and among the best out there. He seems to genuinely love his music, as displayed on each carefully-crafted album and when you see him perform live. Concerts don't get much better. I'm glad I live in the time of David Gray's music.

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