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Glyn Bailey & the Many Splendid Things
Happiness
Self-released

Glyn Bailey has a unique style on his new album. The opener "When Love Calls" rebrands Scott Walker for a new era, but it has its own dark heart. "Not Guilty" is a startling composition, about daring to accept responsibility. Bailey's backed by a fluid array of sounds that make it just right.

"Whisky Time" is a seemingly merry drinking song with a raucous tune and a scathing lyric. He covers the traditional "John the Revelator" in an inspired style. The apocalyptic lyrics fit right in with the album' s sound. The closing cover of Jacques Brel's "Amsterdam" is a personal and fitting end to the album. Bailey is an intriguing artist and this is a great album.

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