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A Larum

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Download links and information about A Larum by Johnny Flynn. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 53:39 minutes.

Artist: Johnny Flynn
Release date: 2008
Genre: World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 14
Duration: 53:39
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. The Box 3:36
2. The Wrote & the Writ 4:07
3. Tickle Me Pink 3:11
4. Brown Trout Blues 5:02
5. Eyeless In Holloway 4:05
6. Shore to Shore 4:23
7. Cold Bread 3:29
8. Wayne Rooney 4:17
9. Leftovers 4:15
10. Sally 3:35
11. Hong Kong Cemetry 4:51
12. Tunnels 3:08
13. All the Dogs Are Lying Down 4:13
14. Shore to Shore (Reprise) 1:27

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South-African born, U.K. raised Johnny Flynn delivers a debut album, recorded with his band the Sussex Wit, that brings British folk-rock back to life by recalling the tradition once popularized in the 1960s by the likes of Bert Jansch, Fairport Convention, and Pentangle. With a strong emphasis on acoustic guitars, a subtle cello, occasional violins, horns, and even spoons!, A Larum forges a campfire jamboree where Flynn’s spirited vocals lead the mild insurrection. Whether the band is kicking out its acoustic jams with “Leftovers” or relying on the sawing violins of “Sally,” or meditating over the sparse and brooding “Brown Trout Blues,” or leaving Flynn to serve up the upbeat guitar and vocal of “Tunnels,” there’s an expert sense of timing and drama that goes beyond a young troubadour and band only in their mid-20s. Flynn has worked as a Shakespearean actor and considers himself a poet. He throws himself with full commitment into these songs of poverty (“The Box”) and irreverent hope (“Tickle Me Pink”). For extra texture, “Hong Kong Cemetery” adds a funereal organ to seal its ominous, downtrodden fate.