Foundling

Foundling

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by David Gray
     
 

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Foundling is the stunning new effort by internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter David Gray. Foundling (defined as "an infant found after its unknown parents have abandoned it") is an extraordinary song cycle of rare and timeless power. As Gray puts it with a warm laugh, "Foundling sort of arrived at my door without my asking it to, so it feltSee more details below

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Foundling is the stunning new effort by internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter David Gray. Foundling (defined as "an infant found after its unknown parents have abandoned it") is an extraordinary song cycle of rare and timeless power. As Gray puts it with a warm laugh, "Foundling sort of arrived at my door without my asking it to, so it felt very appropriate for this album."

Recorded at the same time as 2009's Draw The Line, Foundling looks like the most gorgeous and minimalist musical tapestry that David Gray has ever created. Like the recent productions of T-Bone Burnett, this is music that seems to exist almost outside of time, yet feels fantastically modern and stripped of all unnecessary varnish. "Because I've done so much recording lately, I think you eventually get braver," says Gray. "You think 'I can go even further with this -- I can do even less.' So there's definitely a sense here of reducing the songs to their absolute bare minimum. It's basically the record I've been wanting to make for a long time and it's as strong a statement as White Ladder in its own way. The album is like a stepping off point for what might happen next. It's like I'm really putting my money where my mouth is with this one." From the Label

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/2010
Label:
Downtown
UPC:
0878037019322
catalogNumber:
70193

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Only The Wine  - David Gray
  2. Foundling  - David Gray
  3. Forgetting  - David Gray
  4. Gossamer Thread  - David Gray
  5. The Old Chair  - David Gray
  6. In God's Name  - David Gray
  7. We Could Fall In Love Again Tonight  - David Gray
  8. Holding On  - David Gray
  9. When I Was In Your Heart  - David Gray
  10. A New Day at Midnight  - David Gray
  11. Davey Jones' Locker  - David Gray

Disc 2

  1. Fixative  - David Gray
  2. Morning Theme  - David Gray
  3. The Dotted Line  - David Gray
  4. A Million Years  - David Gray
  5. Who's Singing Now  - David Gray
  6. Old Father Time  - David Gray
  7. Indeed I Will  - David Gray
  8. A Moment Changes Everything  - David Gray

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Gray   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Harmonium,Electric Piano,Vocals,Wurlitzer,Vox Organ
Tony Lewis   Strings
Mark Berrow   Strings
Nick Cooper   Strings
Caroline Dale   Strings,Cello,Background Vocals
Liz Edwards   Strings
Roger Garland   Strings
Felim Gormley   Saxophone
James Hallawell   Piano,Keyboards
Kick Horns   Horn
Roddy Lorimer   Trumpet
Martin Loveday   Strings
Neill MacColl   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim McCleod   Strings
David Nolte   Keyboards
Maciej Rakowski   Strings
Paul Spong   Trumpet
Cathy Thompson   Strings
Annie Whitehead   Trombone
Dermot Crehan   Strings
Peter Lale   Strings
Patrick Kiernan   Strings
Boguslaw Kostecki   Strings
Jackie Shave   Strings
Bruce White   Strings
Andrew Parker   Strings
David Daniels [cello]   Strings
Donald McVay   Strings
Tim Bradshaw   Guitar
Everton Nelson   Strings
Alison Kelly   Strings
Andy Warrington   Hurdy-Gurdy
Nigel Black   French Horn
Andy Brown   Strings
Rachel Bolt   Strings
Deborah Widdup   Strings
Dai Emanuel   Strings
Emlyn Singleton   Strings
Nick Barr   Strings
Keith Prior   Percussion,Drums
Dave Lee   French Horn
David Stewart   Bass Trombone
Perry Montague-Mason   Strings
Jon Thorne   Strings
Emil Chakalov   Strings
Katie Wilkinson Khoroshunin   Strings
Mike McMenemy   Strings
Chris Clad   Strings
Tom Pigott-Smith   Strings
Christopher Tombling   Strings
Gabrielle Lester   Strings
Caroline Dearnley   Strings
Jonathan Williams   Strings
Michael Thompson   French Horn
Robbie Malone   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Bouzouki,Electric Guitar,Harmonium,Background Vocals
Neil Sidwell   Trombone
John Mills   Strings
Dave Woodlock   Strings
Rabble Choir   Choir, Chorus,Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping

Technical Credits

David Gray   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Iestyn Polson   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jason Boshoff   Engineer
Robbie Malone   Producer
MacColl   Composer
Devin Becker   Illustrations
Melisa Constandse   Artwork
Kevin Landwehr   Artwork

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