Surrounded By Time
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Indeed, age and its impact on body and soul is a recurring theme on the record. ‘Surrounded By Time’ finds an artist chafing against encroaching limitations, while also serving notice that he won’t be bound by them. Album opener ‘I Won’t Crumble’ is utterly defiant, with closing statement ‘Lazarus Man’ promising another re-birth, another tussle with renewal. One More Cup Of Coffee’ found the Welsh singer re-working a Bob Dylan song he’s loved for decades, pushing his life experience to the fore on a husked, damaged vocal. The bubbling ‘Pop Star’ however flipped the script, swapping Americana for electro on a teasing, subversive take on the search for fame.
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Shirley Bassey has released her final album, seven decades after her debut. I Owe It All To You has all the trademark flourishes you might expect from the queen of the divas, but, as Gary Raymond explains here, this is an album that sits well with the great goodbye albums of recent years. One of the least creative things you can be is a National Institution. Sure, it’s nice to be loved, but where is the space to manoeuvre? Fans – and there’s a lot of them – come to expect your trademark, and arrive at gigs demanding something they recognise, as opposed to something that will surprise them.Use italics (lyric) and bold (lyric) to distinguish between different vocalists in the same song part Don't even know what to write so this review can count . Nothing exiting has happened in the movie is this movie actually in cinemas ? It has brought great comfort to me, so it humbling to see so many of you have continued to listen to my tunes throughout 2020, so thank you. Here’s to lots of exciting things to come in 2021!”
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Since then he’s been a constant fixture on our screens, a judge on the Voice and a seemingly unstoppable, lung-bursting live act. ‘Surrounded By Time’ however dips away from the veneer of fame, and presents a picture of an artist who is often explicit in his yearning for both personal and aesthetic freedom.
Suddenly you saw it everywhere. Large posters, hanging behind piled up books at the entrance to book shops, showed images of four people, shaded red, blue, green and yellow. You couldn’t miss them. They were especially prominent in airports, and as you boarded the plane it wasn’t unusual to walk past rows of seated passengers, already engrossed in the book with those four colourful figures on the front cover.