Skybound

Skybound

by Tom Baxter
     
 

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Skybound, the second album by London's Tom Baxter, reveals the singer/songwriter to be as mellow as a latter-day James Taylor. However, he clearly wishes to be taken seriously as an artist along the lines of Jeff Buckley, and so there is a certain earnestness to much of Skybound that keeps…  See more details below

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Skybound, the second album by London's Tom Baxter, reveals the singer/songwriter to be as mellow as a latter-day James Taylor. However, he clearly wishes to be taken seriously as an artist along the lines of Jeff Buckley, and so there is a certain earnestness to much of Skybound that keeps Baxter from writing sure-fire chart-toppers like John Mayer's "Daughters" or any of Sting's solo hits. Indeed, sometimes it seems that he has learned the lessons of his influences a little too well: The first single, "Better," is so tasteful, from the just-so cracks in Baxter's voice to the deliberate build of the arrangement, that it verges on predictable. For every moment like that, however, Skybound offers another filled with genuine artistry. The opening "Night Like This," for example, dabbles in some atmospheric keyboard fills that wouldn't sound out of place on an Air album, and "Tell Her Today" flirts with Brazilian rhythms and a slurred whisper of a vocal akin to Nick Drake.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2008
Label:
Emd Int'l
UPC:
5099950869824
catalogNumber:
508698

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Baxter   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Chimes,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Mark Berrow   Strings
Rita Manning   Strings
Jeremy Stacey   Percussion,Drums,Glockenspiel,Hand Clapping,Hand Chimes
Cathy Thompson   Strings
Nicky Brown   Choir, Chorus
Patrick Kiernan   Strings
Bruce White   Strings
Samantha Smith   Choir, Chorus
David Daniels [cello]   Strings
Everton Nelson   Strings
Jerome Brown   Choir, Chorus
Emlyn Singleton   Strings
Ian Burdge   Strings
Sharlene Hector   Choir, Chorus
Che Albrighton   Percussion,Drums,Cajon
Gustav Clarkson   Strings
Perry Montague-Mason   Strings
Tom Fry   Double Bass
Charlie Winston   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Tom Pigott-Smith   Strings
Catherine Musker   Strings
Oliver Langford   Strings,Violin

Technical Credits

Mike Nielsen   Producer
Jeremy Stacey   Producer,Engineer
Mark Higenbottam   Art Direction
Tom Baxter   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements,Art Direction,Paintings
Sam Semple   Composer
Oliver Langford   String Arrangements

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