Tuesday, February 21, 2006

My Top 20 of 2005, #14: Peter Bruntnell-Ghost In a Spitfire

Peter Bruntnell's Ghost in a Spitfire is not a power pop album, but this UK singer-songwriter's British version of Americana was an outstanding effort. I'm a bit pressed for time at the moment and since this isn't a power pop release per se, I'll turn it over to his site, which states:
Although his tent has been pitched in the Americana camp he's a very British songwriter who on the evidence of this latest album and especially on tracks such as Fear Of Lightning has more in common with Teenage Fanclub than the likes of usual comparisons Neil Young and Evan Dando. Lyrically he's never been tempted to stray from matters close to home and as a result he's been praised for the sucinct authenticity of his past five albums and Ghost In A Spitfire is no exception - its very title betraying a theme rarely found amongst his western peers.
If you want to sample, here's an mp3 of the title track:

Ghost In a Spitfire

Best place to get samples of the rest of the album is here.

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