Peter Bruntnell – Ringo Woz Ere

Seems ages since I’ve had the pleasure of catching a Peter Bruntnell live performance,  so I’ll have to make do with his recorded output and the good news is there’s a new album out following on from last years excellent Black Mountain UFO you can pick up the CD Ringo Woz Ere direct from the man himself here.

The usual high standard expected of Mr Bruntnell is maintained, there are seven tracks co-written with Bill Ritchie including two great reworked versions of tracks that appeared on Black Mountain UFO , Maryanne and Looking for Allison (with James Walbourne playing twelve string and bottle neck guitar) there’s one other Bruntnell original and a great selection of covers including my favourite on the album the wonderful Going Back (Gerry Goffin and Carole King),  love the way it fades towards a close then opens back out again (beats The Byrds version hands down).

Reaching back to the 60’s again there’s a take on The Beatles (George Harrison) Think For Yourself  from the classic Rubber Soul album and on the subject to classic albums Bruntnell picks a track from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Five Years to close the album, add in Second Lovers Song from the legend that is Townes van Zandt and you have a wonderful mix of the borrowed, old and new.

London Clay by Peter Bruntnell

Peter Bruntnell – Going Back by BeatSurrender

In case you missed it here’s the session with Bob Harris from earlier this year.

Shangri​-​La: Best of 2011

Here’s a Xmas bargain buy to enjoy including tracks from Beat Surrender favourites, Cusack, Peter Bruntnell, The Lucky Strikes, Old Lost John and Annie Keating.

1.John Bennett & Dan Turner – Elderberry Waltz
2.Bob Collum – My Little Hurricane
3.Peter Bruntnell – Perfume River
4.Plantman – Away With The Sun
5.Anton Barbeau – The Automatic Door
6.The Tumbledryer Babies – WWF
7.The Lucky Strikes – Confetti Heart Verb
8.Wizz Jones – About A Spoonful
9.Owen Williams – Nervous Heart
10.Old Lost John – And She Looked Down
11.Annie Keating – For The Taking
12.Micky Denny – Blues Run The Game
13.Mark Wynn – I Feel Nothing
14.Phil Burdett – Heart of the Social
15.Tom Burgess – Lonely Town
16.Cusack – The King

Peter Bruntnell – Black Mountain U.F.O.

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Black Mountain UFO from Peter Bruntnell hit the doormat earlier this week and made an instant impression, the self-produced album was created in his Devon studio but built on the long distance writing partnership with Canada based Bill Ritchie, brilliant album, get it direct at http://www.peterbruntnell.net/

There’s a short tour going on at the moment, the dates next week are:

Tues 21st: LONDON, EC1 – The Slaughtered Lamb
Thurs 23rd: NORWICH – Olives
Mon 27th: BARNSTABLE – Lillicoes

If you’re not familiar with the fella’s work, here’s what they say about him.

Flying Shoes review

“I fuckin’ love Peter Bruntnell” – Kurt Wagner

“Bruntnell has a remarkable knack for turning out big, dreamy, melodic, memorable songs” – Mojo

“His songs are warm and beautifully radiant” – Uncut

“One of the finest songwriters in Britain” – The Independent

“His songs should be taught in schools” – NME

“One of England’s best kept musical secrets” – Rolling Stone

Highly recommend all of his back catalogue, stand outs Normal for Bridgewater, Played Out and Peter and the Murder Of Crows

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