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David Kitt - Not Fade Away

  by Anthony Strutt

published: 27 / 11 / 2006

David Kitt - Not Fade Away
Label: Rough Trade
Format: CD


Diverse and pleasant singer-songwriter pop from David Kitt, Rough Trade's answer to Leonard Cohen

David Kitt's new solo album, 'Not Fade Away', opens with 'One Clear Way', which is light and poppy in a commercial way. It is also somewhat scary as we don't want Rough Trade's Leonard Cohen turning into David Gray on us. 'Grey Day' is also a light pop number, while 'Up to You', upon which David sings with Romeo and Michele Stodart from the Magic Numbers, recollects Coldplay and also has some pleasant George Harrison-style guitar solos. 'Sleep' has a moody Mojave 3 country feel, but is more polished in tone. 'I Know the Reason' starts off sounding like Rocket from the Crypt's 'On a Rope' and has a vocal from David that is fiery and very angry. 'Nothing Else' in contrast begins slowly, sounding as delicate as Nick Drake, before becoming more electronica-based. 'Guilty Prayers, Pointless Ends' finds David returning to his roots, both playing an acoustic guitar and sounding like Leonard Cohen with a basic low vocal. 'Say No More' is very fast for David, too fast. A full on pop number, it is catchy nevertheless catchy some meaty hooks. 'Don't ---- With Me' is another electronica based number. It is dark in tone and has some superb grooves. 'With You' ends the album, and has the feel of a last track. It is sung in a classic Lee Hazlewood way. David's vocal comes in quite late, but this works well. 'Not Fade Away' is a pleasant album, which makes both good day and night listening.

Track Listing:-
1 One Clear Way
2 Grey Day
3 Up To You
4 Sleep
5 I Know The Reason
6 Nothing Else
7 Wish And I Wont Stop
8 Gulity Prayers, Pointless Ends
9 Say No More
10 Dont Fuck With Me
11 With You

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