Sam Duckworth
Amazing Grace

Sam Duckworth — Amazing Grace (June 15, 2015)

       Sam Duckworth — Amazing Grace (June 15, 2015)Sam Duckworth — Amazing Grace (June 15, 2015)••   Vřelé objetí od starého přítele. Uvnitř je návrat: opět příběh o ztrátě a přátelství, nádherně reflexivní práce v průběhu nemoci, testů a rekonvalescence, odhalující hodnotu toho, když více každému nasloucháme. Duckworth vytvořil životní nahrávku s neuvěřitelnými texty a nádhernými arrangements. It seems to me that ‘Amazing Grace’ is an album by a man in his late twenties, writing about being in his late twenties. About still dreaming, and still having hope but acknowledging that life isn’t always great and we aren’t always where we need to be. Singer/songwriter Sam Duckworth has been making records for nine years; best known under his Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly moniker, the Southend–born 27–year–old is revered for his personal approach to songwriting, his relationship with his fans and a knack for an irresistible hook. After overcoming a tumultuous 2012 that included hospital stays and one of his longest breaks from live performance, Sam returns under his own name and delivers the most stripped–back and focused album of his career. Named after his studio space in East London, ‘Amazing Grace’ is an album of surprises for Duckworth’s longest–standing fans and the perfect beginning point for anyone just discovering this endearing talent.
Birth name: Samuel Lloyd Duckworth
Also known as: Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Born: January 30, 1986 in Southend, Essex, England
Location: London, United Kingdom
Album release: June 15, 2015
Record Label: Alcopop!
Duration:     46:36
01 El Loco     5:26  
02 Hiding Place     3:57  
03 Only a Fool     5:41  
04 As It Is     3:51  
05 Get By     3:36  
06 Long Division     3:56  
07 Cities in the Sky: Defence     2:52  
08 Geldermalsen Cargo     4:57  
09 Property Pages     4:50  
10 The Way You Said Goodnight     3:41  
11 High Achievers     3:49
℗ 2015 Alcopop!
••   Brett Alaimo Atmosphere, Drones, Loop, Loops, Noise
••   Tristan Back Cello
••   David Bascombe Mixing
••   Dennis Brown Vocals
••   Linda Burrato Guitar (Electric)
••   Adam Burridge Vocals
••   Ben Doswell Engineer
••   Lauren Down Vocals
••   Lloyd Duckworth Harp
••   Sam Duckworth Atmosphere, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Harp, Loops, Marimba, Moog Bass, Producer, Roland 909, Vocals
••   Tim Elsenburg Guitar (Electric), Vocals
••   Gavin Fitzjohn Trumpet
••   Fern Ford Percussion
••   Pete Fraser Saxophone
••   Tom Gray Vocals
••   Tobias Hayes Guitar (Electric), Vocals
••   Emma Hughes Bass
••   Jon Jackson Guitar (Electric)
••   Jamie Jazz Vocals
••   Jehst Poetry
••   Kurran and Zu Loops
••   Rob Lynch Vocals
••   Jay Malhotra Atmosphere, Drones, Engineer, Field Recording, Guitar (Electric), Guitar Loops, Harmonium, Keyboards, Noise, Piano, Producer, Slide Guitar
••   Sonny Malhotra Vocals
••   Sean McGowan Vocals
••   Clare McGuire Vocals
••   Adoygan Mehmet Bass, Slide Guitar
••   Mike Glenister Trumpet
••   Will Miller Engineer
••   Paul Mullen Vocals
••   Terry Murphy Atmosphere, Viola
••   Kate Nash Readings, Vocals
••   Ben Ottewell Vocals
••   Tristan Parsons Violin
••   Grace Petrie Vocals
••   Annie Rew–Shaw Piano, Vocals
••   El Suraya Vocals
••   Nigel Walton Mastering
••   Megan Washington Piano, Vocal Effect, Vocals
••   Ben Watson Bass, Vocals
••   Ciara Wynn Engineer
••   Sean Wynne Percussion
••   Jacek Zmarz Artwork
••   Sam Duckworth returns with 'amazing grace', the most intensely personal, emotional project that he has ever been involved with. Forget everything you know about Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly — this is Sam at his most breathtaking.
••   For a decade Sam Duckworth existed (musically) under the opinion splitting moniker Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. In these ten years he amassed 4 albums (2 top 30) and 4 top 40 singles. He graced the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury, Mainstage at Reading/Leeds and Bestival, closed the Astoria and bought emo to the Congo and Nigeria as part of Damon Albarns Africa Express. However he soon got sick of explaining what the band name meant (secret: it didn't mean much) and in September 2014 he laid his cape to rest with a celebration at Kentish Town Forum.
••   The past few years have been an interesting one for Mr Duckworth. A near fatal bout of waterborne parasites threw things off course for a bit. Throughout the recovery he assembled a cast of over 40 musicians to create the stunning 'Amazing Grace' LP, named after his Hoxton Recording Studio, with the renewed sense of wit and vigour that bought him to prominence in his early twenties. His latest single 1986 was released as a free download to coincide with a European tour with Andy Burrows. ••   It showcases a modern political artist not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve. “People always talk of second chances, but I guess this really is the case for me. Getting ill was a chance to learn and to streamline. I'm ready and raring to get back to doing what I love the most; playing shows and making recordings.”
AllMusic Review by Marcy Donelson;  Score: ***
••   Sharing its title with the name of the recording studio he operates with frequent collaborator Jay Malhotra, Sam Duckworth's second album (under his own name), the low–key, introspective Amazing Grace, was partly influenced by the toll taken by a serious illness involving a parasite he contracted during travel. Malhotra contributes significantly to the record, and despite its unconvoluted, mostly acoustic, singer/songwriter quality, other guests include Kate Nash, Gomez, Yourcodenameis:milo, the King Blues, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, and Megan Washington, and many, many more. Preceded by the sophistipop–style single "Only a Fool," Amazing Grace was his first release after signing with Alcopop!.
CONOR MACKIE, July 3, 2015 09:30
'Amazing Grace' Interview
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Sam Duckworth
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