Create account Log in

Back To Bedlam


Download links and information about Back To Bedlam by James Blunt. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 41:42 minutes.

Artist: James Blunt
Release date: 2005
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 11
Duration: 41:42
Buy on iTunes $9.99
Buy on iTunes $9.99


No. Title Length
1. High 4:02
2. You're Beautiful 3:32
3. Wisemen 3:42
4. Goodbye My Lover 4:18
5. Tears and Rain 4:04
6. Out of My Mind 3:32
7. So Long, Jimmy 4:24
8. Billy 3:36
9. Cry 4:06
10. No Bravery 4:01
11. Fall At Your Feet (Acoustic) 2:25



Soulful British crooner James Blunt's wistful debut infuses the listener — in order — with rainy-day hope, the wistful comfort of unattainable love, and finally, world-weary resignation. While his parched and effeminate falsetto recalls Gasoline Alley-era Rod Stewart with a healthy dose of Antony and the Johnsons, it's the late Elliott Smith who casts the largest shadow on Back to Bedlam. Predictable but effective four-chord guitar motifs are the chosen vehicle for the ex-Royal Armed Forces soldier, and when they connect ("Wiseman," "Goodbye My Lover," "You Are Beautiful"), it's like a "Dear John" letter from a lover who you know will remain a close but ultimately guarded friend. Opening track "High" sets a determined midtempo pace that rarely wanes — it's like an acoustic version of "Drive" by the Cars with a Coldplay chorus. It's a pace that would sink some records, but Bedlam's perfectly rendered, under 40-minute run time ensures that the listener doesn't suffer from a melancholy overdose. Blunt recounts his harrowing experiences as part of the NATO peacekeeping force in Kosovo on the closer, "No Bravery," and it's a shock to hear all of the romantic lyricism that informed Bedlam up to this point reduced to "Old men kneel and accept their fate/Wives and daughters cut and raped/A generation drenched in hate," but it's damn effective — as is the majority of this fine debut.