|Format: CD / Cat No: AUT341 / Released: 03/09/2012
Track Listing: Unquiet Tears / Drops of the Sun / The Devil and the Orchestra / The Ghost Moon Orchestra / This Ragged Heart / King of the Valley / Things That We Notice / Tennyson Mansion / Wild Eyed Skies / Top of the World
More information: Already regarded as one of the best albums Mostly Autumn has ever produced. The songwriting, performance and production are superb, with Olivia Sparnenn’s vocals reaching new heights and featuring some of Bryan Josh’s best guitar work to date. There's a unity to the album, thematically, lyrically and harmonically - a complete piece of work.
Their musical palette is diverse and while they draw on influences from the golden age of seventies’ rock, they have developed their own unique sound and style that both captures some of the essence of that heady era and yet looks forward into the future.
Bryan Josh is a talented guitarist who knows how to play with feeling and for the song. His soaring guitar, always drenched in pure emotion, at times recalls the golden era of guitar heroes such as David Gilmour but never outstays its welcome, always leaving the listener wanting a little more. Lead vocalist Olivia Sparnenn has a strong voice. The magnificence of Iain Jennings on keyboards, complimented by a rock solid yet fluid rhythm section - Andy Smith (bass), Gavin Griffiths (drums), Liam Davison (rhythm guitar) and the delightful vocals and multi instruments of Anne-Marie Helder make Mostly Autumn a band that will enthral you and awaken memories of what real music is really about.