Nick Halliwell ‎– Tender Hours

Label:
Acid Tapes ‎– TAB 017
Format:
Cassette, Album
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Genre:
Pop
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Tracklist

A1 She's A Tequila
A2 Birthday Surprise
A3 Balance Of Arms
A4 Remembering Passion
A5 Vetran's Day
A6 Clocks Go Forward
B1 Sleep Around Midnight
B2 One Hundred And Six
B3 She Crawls From Mirrors
B4 Love Amongst Children
B5 Every Man A Confidence
B6 Tender Hours

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Recorded between 25/4 and 2/5 1983.

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trondme_langhus

trondme_langhus

October 11, 2014

From www.rainfallsite.com:
NICK HALLIWELL: vocal, guitar, keyboards, waistcoats, fringe and shades (no eyes, just empty pits). What we have here is songs based on acoustic guitar and eerie organ chords (far removed from THE GIFT), wrapped in a fragile aura of honesty, wistfulness and despair. It's not easy listening but it becomes strangely compelling with the hints of Tim Buckley, David Ackles, Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, Jacques Brel and Tom Rapp. Repeated listenings submerge the darker edges and the pure beauty of songs like "Geneva" with its delicious hook, lilting female back-up and swooping accordion (courtesy of Nick's brother Jeremy) shine through. Thrill to the tortured Meltzeresque 12-string fills of "Balance Of Arms" and the atmospheric, fluttering flamenco-guitar of "Sunday Mornings".