Misty Eye

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All Music Guide
Misty Eye is the debut album from Blackpool-born Aiden Grimshaw, who originally made his name as a contestant on the X Factor in 2010. Featuring the dubstep-tinged single "Is This Love," Misty Eye is packed full of catchy pop hooks, style and attitude.
All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Displaying the kind of intensity that makes Nick Cave look like a member of One Direction, Aiden Grimshaw's haunting performances on The X-Factor were both captivating and creepy in equal measure. Thankfully, in the two years since he was booted out before such musical luminaries as Katie Waissel and Wagner, he's learned how to best control his teenage angst for his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Misty Eye is the debut album from Blackpool-born Aiden Grimshaw, who originally made his name as a contestant on the X Factor in 2010. Featuring the dubstep-tinged single "Is This Love," Misty Eye is packed full of catchy pop hooks, style and attitude.
All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Displaying the kind of intensity that makes Nick Cave look like a member of One Direction, Aiden Grimshaw's haunting performances on The X-Factor were both captivating and creepy in equal measure. Thankfully, in the two years since he was booted out before such musical luminaries as Katie Waissel and Wagner, he's learned how to best control his teenage angst for his surprisingly left-field debut album, Misty Eye. Indeed, flirting with everything from James Blake-esque folktronica "Poachers' Timing" to emotive drum'n'bass "What We Gonna Be" to delicate piano balladry "Be Myself", it's a record which bears few hallmarks of his talent show past. There may be a cover version, but it's a beautifully understated rendition of Sia's "Breathe Me" which makes the grade here, rather than the karaoke favorites usually handed out to Cowell's alumni. And despite the odd dabble with dubstep "Hold On", there's a refreshing lack of bandwagon jumping, with the majority of its ten tracks harking back to the dinner party electronica of the '90s. "Nothing at All" echoes the orchestral trip-hop of Massive Attack, as does the claustrophobic title track, while standout "Curtain Call," a collaboration with Labrinth's sister ShazAr, recalls the emotive gospel-blues of Moby's ubiquitous Play. Judging by his extremely brief cameo in the video for lead single "Is This Love," Grimshaw still appears to be the reluctant pop star. But on the basis of Misty Eye, he might have to get used to being one.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2012
  • Label: Sony Uk
  • UPC: 887254071020
  • Catalog Number: 5407102
  • Sales rank: 171,746

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hold On (3:27)
  2. 2 Is This Love (3:22)
  3. 3 What We Gonna Be (4:28)
  4. 4 Misty Eye (3:39)
  5. 5 Be Myself (3:24)
  6. 6 This Island (4:08)
  7. 7 Breathe Me (4:13)
  8. 8 Poacher's Timing (4:00)
  9. 9 Nothing At All (4:09)
  10. 10 Curtain Call (4:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aiden Grimshaw Primary Artist
Liz Edwards Violin
Isobel Griffiths Performing Ensemble
Paul Kegg Cello
Maciej Rakowski Violin
George Robertson Viola
Cathy Thompson Violin
Allen Walley Bass
Dermot Crehan Violin
Clare Finnimore Viola
Bill Hawkes Viola
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Tommy Blaize Vocals
Julian Leaper Violin
Tim Grant Viola
Everton Nelson Violin
Chris Worsey Cello
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Jarrad "Jaz" Rogers Piano
Joely Koos Cello
Jack McManus Piano
Emil Chakalov Violin
Steve Rushton Guitar, Vocals
Stephen Mair Bass
Anthony Lewis Cello
Christopher Tombling Violin
James McLeod Violin
Jonathan Evans-Jones Violin
Peter Hanson Violin
Sherelle McKenzie Vocals
Wil Malone Musical Direction
Joseph "Smiler" Bartlett-Vanderpuye Rap
Patrick Kiernen Violin
Technical Credits
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Richard Griffiths Representation
Joel Pott Composer
Jarrad "Jaz" Rogers Composer, Producer
Jack McManus Composer
Harry Magee Representation
Steve Rushton Composer
Chrissie Abbott Art Direction
Aiden Grimshaw Composer
Benjamin Evans Representation
Joseph Bartlett Composer
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