Anyone who is at home in the music world undoubtedly knows that Liverpool was the cradle of the world's biggest pop group of all time: "The Beatles". But even in 2020, this district in the county of Merseyside in the North West of England still delivers great musical talent, as witnessed by the folk and country song-bringing Americana artist Robert Vincent.
With the British success producer Ethan Johns in the studio, this singer-songwriter has perhaps delivered one of the most beautiful albums of this year with his record “In This Town You're Owned”. As a producer, Ethan Johns has an impressive list of clients with, among others, Tom Jones, Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney and 'Kings Of Leon' and he also has five solo albums as between 1991 and 2018. singer-songwriter released.
The fact that Ethan Johns has devoted himself to producing Robert Vincent's "In This Town You're Owned" indicates that he unconditionally believes in the qualities of this musician. In 2013 he released his debut album “Life In Easy Steps” and released a second album “I'll Make The Most Of My Sins” in early 2017. With 43 years on the clock, it must now happen for Robert Vincent. We are convinced that this will be the case, because “In This Town You're Owned” is an absolute top album from the first song “This Town” (see 1st video) to the tenth soul ballad “Cuckoo” dominated by Hammond organ. the plate is closed.
However, the real musical gems are neatly hidden in between, with by far the greatest outlier the wonderful “The Kids Don't Dig God Anymore” (see 2nd audio video), an emotional ballad with a beautiful orchestration of piano, violins, organ and harmoniously singing choir . But there are many more beautiful things to enjoy, such as the super melodic soul ballad “The Ending” with a lovely accordion intermezzo and lyrics to think long and hard about. Furthermore, you can enjoy the cast-iron “If You Were You”, the almost 8-minute lasting “Husk Of A Soul” and the slightly more than 9-minute convincing “The End Of The War”, a sober acoustic folk ballad in which his social and political commitment seeps through.
We have only just arrived in the month of April, but we already know that in the coming months very strong new work will have to follow to remove this album “In This Town You're Owned” by Robert Vincent from our top 10 favorite records of 2020. It may even be that this disc can be found at the very top. This is an absolute must for any true music lover and should therefore belong in your personal record collection. (valsam)