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Anthony Reynolds - Ponies EP

  by Anthony Strutt

published: 23 / 2 / 2007

Anthony Reynolds - Ponies EP
Label: Chaffinch Records
Format: 7"


Lush debut EP release under his own name for Anthony Reynolds, the former frontman with Jack

This is the debut solo release under Anthony Reynolds’ real name. He has released solo material before under the name of Jacques, which was the solo project that he used to run in conjunction with his then main band, the wonderful Jack, whose first album from 1996, ‘Pioneer Soundtracks’, is getting a double CD remaster next month. Released on lovely 7” vinyl in a very beautiful sleeve, ‘Ponies’ plays at 33rpm and consists of two original tracks and a cover version. ‘I Know You Know’, the main track, has a more beatnik sound than that of Jack, but, like Anthony’s former group , who broke up in 2002, is influenced by Scott Walker in the finest order and has a lush backing that even Tindersticks would admire. ‘A Blue Flame’ the first of two tracks on the B side, is another original, and bears an even closer resemblance to Jack. It has lots of very sad violin, a sorrowful vocal and is full of the night's loneliness. It is absolute genius. ‘Railroad Bill’ is a cover of a traditional song, and sounds like a demo. It consists of minimal vocals and has an acoustic guitar to assist. It shows that this Welsh chap has lost nothing in moving away from London. It is good to have him back.

Track Listing:-
1 I Know You Know
2 A Blue Flame
3 Railroad Bill

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