James Blunt ‎– Back To Bedlam

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Atlantic ‎– 075679345127, Atlantic ‎– 7567-93451-2, Custard Records ‎– 075679345127, Custard Records ‎– 7567-93451-2
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1 High
Bass – S. Kristov*Drums – C. Paxon*Guitar, Keyboards, Marimba, Vocals – J. Blunt*Lead Guitar – M. Tarantino*Organ [Wurlitzer] – Mr. Nau*Written-By – Blunt*, Ross*
4:03
2 You're Beautiful
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – J. Blunt*Bass – S. Kristov*Drums – C. Paxon*Electric Guitar – M. Tarantino*Piano – Mr. Nau*Strings – E. Gorfain*, The Section*Written-By – Ghost*, Blunt*, Skarbek*
3:36
3 Wisemen
Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards – J. Hogarth*Backing Vocals – A. Ghost*Bass – S. Kristov*Classical Guitar, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Organ, Vocals – J. Blunt*Drums – C. Paxon*Electric Guitar – Gumby*Electric Piano [Mid 8 Rhodes] – S. Skarbek*Organ [Wurlitzer, Hammond] – Mr. Nau*Written-By – Blunt*, Hogarth*, Skarbek*
3:46
4 Goodbye My Lover
Drums – C. Paxon*Guitar [Sample] – M. Chait*Guitar [Sustained] – Mr. Nau*Piano, Twelve-String Guitar, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Organ, Vocals – J. Blunt*Strings – E. Gorfain*, The Section*Written-By – Blunt*
4:23
5 Tears And Rain
Bass – S. Kristov*Drums – C. Paxon*Guitar [Feedback] – G. Chambers*Organ [Hammond] – Mr. Nau*Organ [Wurlitzer], Guitar [s], Piano, Organ [Church], Vocals – J. Blunt*Strings – E. Gorfain*, The Section*Written-By – Chambers*, Blunt*
4:07
6 Out Of My Mind
Backing Vocals – Paxon*, Gumby*, Nau*, Kristov*, Rothrock*Bass – S. Kristov*Drums – C. Paxon*Organ [Hammond] – Mr. Nau*Organ [Wurlitzer, Pump], Guitar [s], Vocals – J. Blunt*Written-By, Backing Vocals – Blunt*
3:38
7 So Long, Jimmy
Bass – S. Kristov*Drums – C. Paxon*Electric Guitar – M. Chait*Guitar [Mississippi] – "Leroy" Tarantino*Organ [Hammond] – Mr. Nau*Organ [Wurlitzer], Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – J. Blunt*Slide Guitar [Solo] – "Gumby" Goodwin*Written-By – Jimmy Blunt*, Jimmy Hogarth
4:35
8 Billy
Bass – W. VincentDrums – C. Paxon*Guitar – M. Chait*Organ [Wurlitzer, Hammond], Piano [Tack] – Mr. Nau*Piano, Vocals – J. Blunt*Written-By – Ghost*, Blunt*, Skarbek*
3:38
9 Cry
Bass – S. Kristov*Drums – C. Paxon*Guitar [s], Organ, Mellotron, Vocals – J. Blunt*Music By [Additional] – Skarbek*Organ [Wurlitzer] – Mr. Nau*Slide Guitar – The Producer*Written-By – Blunt*
4:19
10 No Bravery
Bass – Pte. P. III*Drums – Cpl. B. McCloud*Guitar – Col. L. Perry*Music By [Additional] – Skarbek*Piano, Vocals – Capt. J Blunt LG*Written-By – Blunt*
4:02

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℗ 2004 Atlantic Recording Corp for the United Sates and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
© 2005 Atlantic Recording Corp for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. Atlantic Recording Corporation, 1290 Avenue Of The Americas, New York, NY10104. A Warner Music Group Company.

Packaging: Standard clear jewel case with 12 page booklet (includes song lyrics).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 075679345127
  • Label Code: LC00121
  • Matrix / Runout: 7567934512 00
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0285
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM

Other Versions (5 of 41) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7567-83752-5 James Blunt Back To Bedlam(CD, Album) Atlantic, Custard Records 7567-83752-5 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
7567-93552-2 James Blunt Back To Bedlam(CD, Album + DVD-V, Ltd, Liv) Atlantic, Custard Records 7567-93552-2 France 2006 Sell This Version
7567-83752-2 James Blunt Back To Bedlam(CD, Album) Atlantic, Custard Records 7567-83752-2 Argentina 2004 Sell This Version
7567-94557-2 James Blunt Back To Bedlam (Expanded Edition)(CD, Album + CD, Enh + RE) Custard Records, Atlantic, Warner Music Argentina 7567-94557-2 Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
83752-2 James Blunt Back To Bedlam(CD, Album, Cin) Custard Records, Atlantic 83752-2 US 2005 Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

February 11, 2018

It was easily a truly defining and pivotal moment in my life, and no doubt there are many others who carry such a burden which they feel holds them down. But I just couldn't keep it to myself any more, I was tired of living in shame and hiding away from who I really was. My parents would still love me, right? My friends would help me through such a transitional period, right? It's the 21st century, society would still accept me, right? Because it was time for me to come out.

I'm a James Blunt fan.

Poor Jimmy Blunt is quite often the recipient of unfair criticism, I mean, sure, he writes soppy love ballads, is unbearably cheesy, and has a nasally, almost-whiny high-pitched voice, but underneath all of that, there's some solid songwriting going on, with catchy tunes and some rather nice melodies.

Plus, he's a Wiltshire lad like me. Good on ya, mate!

With lots of rich, multi-layered songs, featuring a vast array of instruments and sounds, and plenty of vocal harmonies that are easy on the ears, 'Back to Bedlam' is a melancholic yet relaxing affair, with personal lyrics that sound like they most probably relate to a lot of Blunts experiences in the military, but could just as easily be the usual balderdash that focuses on love and relationships, or isolation and anxiety. Who truly knows but James Blunt himself? I don't. That's for sure.

Still, there's some nice gems to be found in songs like 'High', 'Out of My Mind', 'So Long Jimmy', 'Billy' and 'No Bravery'. And hit single 'Wiseman' is an absolute banger of a track that fully justifies Blunts success.

Overall, 'Back to Bedlam' won't make any top album lists in my book, but it's a short, 40-minute slab of cheesy ballads that certainly don't do any harm either, and if you can get past the public perception of Blunt himself, then you'll find that he's a competent songwriter who's more-than capable of putting something of substance together.