James Grant returns with Strange Flowers, his
most upbeat record since Love And Money's legendary Strange Kind of Love.
More of a full blown band affair than the introspective Holy Love, another
phenomenal collection of songs begins with the sweeping strings of This
Could Be The Day and goes on to eclectically cover topics such as
vampires(Strange Flowers), how Satan was perhaps the first solo
artiste(Can't Beat The Music) and features as its centrepiece the epic My
This Could Be The Day
The Hallowing Touch
My Fatherís Coat
The Bay At The Nape Of Your Neck
Is This The Kiss?
Canít Beat The Music
There are shades of Scott Walker, John Martyn, John Barry and 70s' soul but
the voice, the inimitable lyrical twists and turns and blistering guitar
playing are absolute James Grant.
Filled with uncommon candour, passion and dexterity, Strange Flowers
reaffirms his reputation as one of the finest singer songwriters and
performers there is and will undoubtedly be one of the albums of 2009.