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A Century Ends


Download links and information about A Century Ends by David Gray. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 49:24 minutes.

Artist: David Gray
Release date: 1993
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 10
Duration: 49:24
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No. Title Length
1. Shine 4:33
2. A Century Ends 5:08
3. Debauchery 3:27
4. Let the Truth Sting 5:30
5. Gathering Dust 6:43
6. Wisdom 4:15
7. Lead Me Upstairs 4:54
8. Living Room 3:44
9. Birds Without Wings 4:50
10. It's All Over 6:20



David Gray's debut album was an emotional time-bomb awaiting someone to light its fuse and send it into the public square. From the opening chords of "Shine" to the finality of "It's All Over," A Century Ends is the work of a young artist finding his voice amongst an abundant love for his fellow singer-songwriters and his own yearning, romantic soul. He has the unquestionable conviction of youth on his side and its optimism is spine-chilling. "Gathering Dust," the album's finest cut, recallsVan Morrison in its sweeping, open strummed chords,its loose improvisational vocal tangents, and its restless wandering spirit. "Wisdom" is the nearest Gray comes to convention here, with its grand chorus and use of a traditional rock arrangement. Mostly, he sits with his acoustic guitar and lets his thoughts ramble. Delivered in a raspy Welsh accent that would be finessed in later recordings, the songs (the title track, "Lead Me Upstairs") have a palpable urgency that enhances their bare arrangements