2014 will see the release of ‘The Spark’, the fifth album from critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Grant Campbell.
‘Fixing the Shadows’ (2013) was produced and mixed by Campbell and Hutchison and is mastered by Grammy award winning engineer Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters.
2005 saw the release of his debut album Postcards from Nowhere on a small local independent label.
The album was recorded on a four track at home in Clydebank over several years. It was all recorded, performed and mixed by Campbell. These thirteen tracks made up a debut that even despite a low key release managed to accomplish an impressive array of press attention including the holy grail of UK reviews, “Album of the Week” in The Sunday Times.
Between 2006 and 2007 Campbell recorded the follow-up album; Beyond Below (2007). This time the four-track was replaced with a sixteen track recorder which helped produce a much wider sonic landscape. Again the album was recorded at home and all bar one of the performing duties were undertaken by Campbell himself.
Beyond Below was released in November 2007 on Campbell’s own Crooked Mouth Records. Similarly to his first release the album achieved critical acclaim, endearing him further to his growing fans & cementing his status as one of Scotland’s finest musical talents to emerge in recent years.
Campbell’s third & most recent long player Expecting Great Things was recorded at home over one sunny afternoon. He decided to experiment with a ‘pan effect’ which has lead to remarkable results; his ghostly baritone voice resonates in one speaker with his enchanting guitar technique in the other, placing the listener centre stage for yet another poignant & crafted sonic treasure. Released in April of this year it is already being touted as one of 2009 finest.
Campbell is a formidable live act, grabbing hearts and bagging admirers every which way along his travels. As well as a string of headline solo shows he has also supported some greats including; Odetta, John Hammond, Michael Hurley, Gary Louris (Jayhawks), Mary Gauthier, The Handsome Family, Howe Gelb (Giant Sand), Alison Moorer, James Blood Ulmer, Micah P Hinson, Califone, Mindy Smith, Alela Diane, Johnny Dowd & Diana Jones.
Other recent work has included a collaboration with leading independent film studio ‘Lionsgate’ to record & produce a cover version of All the Pretty Little Horses for the movie The Burrowers which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2008.
A Brief History of Things to Come an eight track compilation of tracks from his first three long players is released (5th October) in the Netherlands to coincide with a tour of theaters. It has picked up some impressive reviews including a 5 star review in Revolver magazine “Healing melancholy that should be reimbursed by the National Health Service.”
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