Julie Hall - Balcombe Bridge British Product Audio Samples Available

Balcombe Bridge by Julie Hall

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Roots/Acoustic, Album, Independent, Top Rated
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The third album from the singer/songwriter from Sussex.

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  1. 1. Your Grace Is Enough
  2. 2. Balcombe Bridge
  3. 3. My Heart Is A Dangerous Place
  4. 4. Veni Sancte Spiritus
  5. 5. Lullaby
  6. 6. Our Flesh Is Not For Sale
  7. 7. At The Altar
  8. 8. The Absence Of You
  9. 9. Bird With Broken Wing
  10. 10. Your Name
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Reviewed by Phil Thomson

Julie is a violin teacher working at various schools in West and East Sussex. She is also a hugely accomplished singer whose previous albums 'Bluebells Rising' (2004) and 'Days Of Wine' (2006) have led to this latest collaboration with poet and lyricist Robert Eggleston. It is an absolute pictorial delight, Julie Hall has a voice of such haunting fragility, its subtle persuasion filters out all other distractions. From song to sensitive song you'll find yourself dreaming her worlds, taking on her journey, finishing off her stories. And it is all so unforced. The essence of it is, I'm sure in her personality; it is certainly there in the poetry and in the music - Robert Eggleston's imaginative lyrics, Hall's musical ideas, the understated arrangements and playing - all work beautifully. Julie takes on some big themes - alienation ("My Heart Is A Dangerous Place"), Celtic ("Veni Sancte Spiritus"), slavery ("Our Flesh Is Not For Sale") - but you'd never know it; somehow they are treated to the same honesty and intimacy as "Bird With A Broken Wing" where her own vulnerability is on display. And that's what marks it out - the faintly elusive thread, the mystery and metaphor that is Balcombe Bridge. It is an album you can't help but experience.

Style: Roots/Acoustic
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 81440
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Snowdrop Music
Items: 1
Release Date: 2009

The third album from the singer/songwriter from Sussex.

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Roots/Acoustic CD British Product Audio Samples Available


The West Sussex-based singer/songwriter with Celtic-tinged acoustic music.

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Debut album from Susex-based folk-influenced singer with proceeds going to the Saltmine Trust.

For more information about Julie Hall, check the Julie Hall Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by Rob Halligan in Coventry at 15:48 on Dec 22 2009

I have to say I'd disagree with Phillip that this album "will only connect with Julie's existing supporters." Balcombe Bridge is a step forward for Julie and is by far the strongest of her albums to date. Listening to this album you can tell a lot more thought has gone into the production this time round and I would recommend this as the album to introduce Julie to a wider audience.

Posted by sharron pedley in coventry at 07:47 on Apr 28 2013

are u Julie Hall that was in Israel march this year if so u have been in my thoughts and prayers abundant blessings to your lovely family xx

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