David Clifton - Old Sea Road Audio Samples Available

Old Sea Road by David Clifton

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
Tags: CD, Roots/Acoustic, EP, Independent, Top Rated
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-3 days
A five track EP from this established English artist and former HTB music leader.

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  1. 1. Old Sea Road
  2. 2. 21st Century Song
  3. 3. Way On Home
  4. 4. The Water Is Wide
  5. 5. Welcome Home
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Reviewed by A T Bradford

David Clifton has gone from Knightsbridge to Tennessee but has lost none of his touch. His latest EP has a strongly Irish-folk feel to it, with acoustic guitar, mandolin, mandola and tin whistle all contributing to a whirl of spiritually uplifting sound. The title track, inspired by a holiday in Galway, harkens back to a peaceful sea-faring community with an "old sea hall" at its heart, in marked contrast to the theme of "21st Century Song". Another acoustic piece, this track laments life's rush and haste - "No time to rest, it's hard to sleep, you won't believe the hours I keep." Clifton's wisdom comes to the fore in the closing line, "The more we give, the more we keep." Mark that truth. The final three numbers embody a fine Irish feel. Close your eyes listening to "Way On Home" and you can feel the craic. "The Water Is Wide" (a traditional folk song) is in a similar vein. "The water is wide, I can't cross over, neither have I wings to fly..." The beautiful lyric is masterfully complemented by Clifton's expertly finger-crafted acoustic guitar. The final track "Welcome Home", an instrumental, opens with a mandolin led tin whistle salvo worthy of Jethro Tull. All in all, 'Old Sea Road' is well worth buying though in fact Mr Clifton is generously offering this as a free download!

Style: Roots/Acoustic
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 131189
Product Format: CD
Content Type: EP
Cat. Code: Little Room
Items: 1
Release Date: 2012

A five track EP from this established English artist and former HTB music leader.

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