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EG - Adventure Man

  by Anthony Strutt

published: 27 / 6 / 2009

EG - Adventure Man
Label: Parlophone
Format: CD


Lovely-sounding debut solo album from EG White, who has co-written songs with both Duffy and Adele

EG is EG White, who co-wrote ‘Warwick Avenue’ with Duffy and ‘Chasing Pavements’ with Adele. ‘Adventure Man’, which is his debut solo album, opens with ‘But California’. This is classic stripped-down singer/songwriter material in the style of Mark Mulcahy, ‘Weird Friendless Kid’ is very pop friendly and was co-written with Louis Elliot of Rialto. ‘My People’ is very gentle and piano-based. It is sung with a husky vocal by White in a narrative way. ‘Til the End’ is quite jazzy, while ‘Pay Later’, which was co-written with Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy, has a weird, jagged flow and sounds like a slow T Rex or early Plastic Ono Band track. ‘Broke’ is a very soulful pop number, while ‘There's Going to Be Someone’ is sad and acoustic and will be a housewives’ favourite. ‘Whatever Makes You Sick’ has a big pop sound upon which White sounds like an updated Bowie. ‘Time to Fall’ is a lush singer-songwriter number, which is beautifully played and arranged, while ‘If You Run’ was co-written with Neil Hannon and is a gentle toe tapper. ‘Pull Me Through’ is sung with Alice Temple and is a song about survival. ‘Our Turn will Come’ is short and charming and recalls the Beach Boys’‘Pet Sounds’. A lovely-sounding debut album.

Track Listing:-
1 But California
2 Weird Friendless Kid
3 My People
4 'Til The End
5 Pay Later
6 Broken
7 There's Going To Be Someone
8 Whatever Makes You Sick
9 Time To Fall
10 If You Run
11 Pull Me Through
12 Our Turn Will Come
13 Still Young Enough

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