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Songs For The Road

Artist: David Ford

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  One Great Album

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Being a huge fan, I was hoping that Songs For The Road would at least be as good as his first album and I was not disappointed one bit! It's an amazing album that still impresses me every time I listen to it. Every song on this album from beginning to end is an instant classic. It's time that David Ford was recognised for being the great songwriter his ever growing fan base knows he is!

This is an album that is highly recommended to people who enjoy really talented singer/songwriters, or those who appreciate good music. 5 Stars.

  Songs for the Road: Sublime

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The upbeat Decimate, the raucous outro of Requiem, the clap-happy-pub-along Nobody.. and the gospelish groove of Train all point to a grander arrangement in David Ford's new album. Take a closer look and the intimacy and simplicity of the earlier material is still prevalent: ..And So You Fell makes you almost feel he's there in the room. Alongside the usual downbeat subject matter there's the hopeful survivor in I'm Alright.., the defiant romanticism of Song for the Road or the supportive love in Decimate.

This album's a great step on. New to David Ford? It's a great place to start.

  Songs for any road....

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Songs For The Road is, quite simply, a beautiful piece of music. In its short 9 tracks it takes you through the emotional wringer, but without leaving you feeling crushed or defeated. Cleverly, David Ford balances the heart wrenching missives of tracks like 'Go To Hell' and 'And So You Fell....', with the rather more upbeat tones of tracks like 'Nobody'.
This album is clearly a step on from Ford's debut (I Sincerely Apologise...), with, for the most part, previously raw guitar tracks filled out to great affect. For example, the opening 30 seconds of the album features a full string ensemble, which in turn is cut through with Ford's trademark acoustic guitar.
The album also benefits from a little influence from the US, from gorgeous lap slide cameos, to a song dedicated to the perceived insanity of organized religion. St Peter, a song written about the views of a drunk Baptist minister is later followed by Requiem, the spiritual successor to the last album's 'State Of The Union', delivering the message that despite all the warnings, we appear to be accepting the fate that awaits us, and sliding towards mutual destruction of love, life and culture. Songs about meeting unattainable women on subways these aren't. And yet Ford can do romance too. Both the self depreciating story of a man trying to kid himself that he is happy alone ('Nobody') and the great cover of the Smiths 'There Is A Light...' prove it beyond doubt.

In short, this album will move you in the most subtle of ways. No crass love songs, no bitter break up songs. Just great music from an amazing talent.

Frequently, reviews of Ford feature comparisons to various artists currently 'in vogue' with the buying public. If this leads to more people listening to him, I doubt he'd have a problem with it, but for me, Ford is beyond comparison. If you don't believe me, listen to the album and consider this... Both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen consider themselves fans.

  Songwriting Masterpiece

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'Songs For The Road' is the 2nd Solo Album from the former Easyworld front man.
His first Album'I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused'
received critically acclaimed reviews both in the Uk and USA and rightly deserved,
it's a fantastic album and a must buy for anyone.
'Songs For The Road' is another beautifully crafted Masterpiece from one of the Uk's best
Singer/Songwriters today, it's heartfelt and passionate with smooth but edgy vocals.
It shows off David Fords real craftmanship for Songwriting, time for
Blunt and Gray to move over for a Real Songwriting Genius.