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Genre: Pop / Artist: Tom Baxter / Audio CD released 2008-01-07 at EMI

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      13.05.2008 09:27
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      Tom Baxter's Second album

      'Skybound' is a somewhat biographical coming of age album and is Baxter's follow up to his 2004 debut 'Feather and Stone'. After recording the album Baxter released it independently via iTunes on June 4th 2006 and it wasn't long before it topped the download charts. Baxter's ambition and determination to produce this album is evident in how it was funded for his own label 'Sylvan Records'. He produced ten paintings on canvas and sold them at exhibition. The ten canvases were also used as artwork for the album.

      'Skybound' comprises an accomplished collection of soulful ballads and beautiful melodies that fuse jazz and blues with easy listening pop. There is also plenty of Latin Flamenco influence perhaps best exemplified in the tracks 'Icarus Wings'' and ''Tell Her Today''. The album is lyrically mature and invites the listener to share in the songwriter's own intimate emotional journey. The songs are aimed at long suffering romantics as well as those who remain hopeful in love. Themes of burning passion permeate from start to finish. There is the heavy emotional impact of love lost in songs such as 'Half A Man'' whilst lighter elements are expressed in "Miracle". I can understand those who might criticise the album for being thematically one-dimensional or for drifting into over-sentimentalism, but I feel Baxter's warm effortless vocals and accomplished vibrant guitar solos allow him to get away with this. In fact I think there are a lot of qualities to be found in the arrangements of these compositions.

      No doubt Baxter will be put into the same category the Blunts and the Morrisons, but I think he provides a slightly harder edge with a bit more soul. Just because Skybound might be an album that your Mum will enjoy, doesn't necessarily mean it's bad.

      Recommended for old and new romantics.

      Tracks
      1. A Night Like This
      2. Skybound
      3. Better
      4. Tell Her Today
      5. Miracle
      6. The Last Shot
      7. Tragic
      8. Half A Man
      9. Icarus Wings
      10. Light Me Up

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        01.02.2008 23:36
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        If you havent already, go and buy this album it is well worth the money!

        Tom Baxter has to be one of the best break through singer/songwriters that i have heard for a very long while. Merging the styles of Flamenco,Rock, Pop and Folk, this is done very successfully indeed. Being the first artist to do this it is quite a combination of fine guitar riffs and a voice which is and CAN be compared to Jeff Buckley. From this album songs such as "Tell her Today" which has a beautiful Spanish influence and the chilling and very emotional "Half a Man" which can move even the most emotionless of humans, you also cant forget the ever so popular "Better" which even got to be on the A playlist on Radio 2. Seeing this man live was also an amazing experienceas everyone in the audience was moved by him and his tip top band.The shivers just didnt stop right until the end of the set. A must buy album and a must see performance! *****

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        Disc #1 Tracklisting
        1 Night Like This
        2 Skybound
        3 Better
        4 Tell Her Today
        5 Miracle
        6 Last Shot
        7 Tragic
        8 Half A Man
        9 Icarus Wings
        10 Light Me Up