Tim Burgess - I Love the New Sky CD (signed)

Tim Burgess - I Love the New Sky CD (signed)

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“A gorgeous, summery slice of psych pop that’s peppered with nods to a who’s who of musical innovators. From the opening chords of Empathy for the Devil, which give a nod to The Cure’s Boys Don’t Cry, to the delightful Comme D-Habitude, which conjures up Sparks in their pomp, there’s not a bad note on the album.” Evening Standard – 5 stars *****

 

“Sunshine pop gently nudged and bustled off-centre by playful experimentation… There’s a lot going on here, yes, but with Burgess on such dynamic form, its all good.” MOJO – 4 stars ****

 

“Joyful and exuberant, it recalls the good cheer of post-Beatles Paul McCartney, while ‘Sweetheart Mercury’ has something of the sunshine pop of Super Furry Animals.” The Times – 4 stars ****

 

“This is an adroit, cohesive pop treasure melding early 70s Todd Rundgren, Nilsson’s introspection and the art-pop of Kevin Ayers and post-Roxy Eno.” The i – 4 stars ****

 

“An optimistic celebration, driven by hooky melodies and strong choruses: Lucky Creatures relishes its Scott Walker-ish spaciousness, stretching out in swirls of synth and string, while Sweetheart Mercury has a vamping rhythm enlivened by squelchy Moog. It’s all crowned by the confidence of I Got This, which reconciles Charlatans-esque country-soul Hammond to classy baroque-pop ba-ba-bas in a way that is unabashedly uplifting.” The Observer – 4 stars ****

 

“Fifth and best solo outing from the Charlatans frontman… The connective sense of an on-the-hoof holiday from the day job, plus emotionally deep and humorous lyrics, make this a winner.”

Q – 4 stars ****

 

“Composed in the Norfolk countryside, the record has a wonderfully expansive feel. It’s big and brash, from the freewheeling strumming and plonks of piano on ‘Empathy for the Devil’ to the whirling, psychedelic synths of ‘The Warhol Me’. For a time of such profound melancholy, it’s comforting to hear Burgess with such a sunny outlook.” The Independent – 4 stars ****

 

“His best in years… With feel-good abandon, the confidence of these bold, varied arrangements shines from the speakers… An infectious album where ideas are abundant.” 

Record Collector – 4 stars ****

  

“The Beatles, Sparks, Abba, 10cc, Stereolab – all these and more are conjured up on 12 tracks full of space, complexity, beauty and lyrical wizardry.” Sunday Times

 

“Hugely uplifting, these twelve tracks are rich in melody and bear a loose and lovely feel.” The Sun – 4 stars ****

 

“Burgess is one of a kind. Each solo effort reveals more of his idiosyncratic nature. The boy wonder’s eye for a pop melody and a deft pop hook remains sharper than ever.” Shindig – 4 stars ****

 

I Love The New Sky indulges a love of classic pop rock, with sweet melodies, pop-literate lyrics and arrangements packed with delightful details.” The Telegraph

 

“The lone approach seems to have indulged more of Tim Burgess’s agreeable idiosyncracies… We’re enchanted.” Uncut – 7/10