Levi Weaver - Civil War Between My Heart And Mind

Published Wednesday 31st May 2006
Levi Weaver - Civil War Between My Heart And Mind
Levi Weaver - Civil War Between My Heart And Mind

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18418-11397
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

First heard by Cross Rhythms on the Rimmerama programme, this American singer/songwriter now living in Britain has to be one of the musical discoveries of the year. This six-song EP (only five of which are credited on the sleeve) is simply breathtaking. Levi's voice is a high tenor which ranges from the purest of notes to the anguished roar of a hurting heart. His acoustic guitar is beautifully played, helped out by cleverly inventive effects and electronics in the subtle production. And his songs. wistfully sad evocations of a betrayed lover, wry observations of the paradoxes of love and, on the exquisite "Am I Trying?", one of the most ruthlessly honest depictions of the pattern of perpetually falling short so many of us find in walking the narrow path. Every line of every song is honed with the elegance of a poet. My only gripes are there's no lyric sheet and there are only six songs. A full album is surely 'round the corner for a major new talent.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Good Medicine [Listen]
2. Dead Best Friends [Listen]
3. Kid, Way To Go [Listen]
4. Road Map Eyes [Listen]
5. Am I Trying- [Listen]
6. Del Cielo [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Alex Sanchez in New York, US, @ 03:59 on Jun 27 2007

I don't like the whole EP, to be honest, but I love the song Del Cielo, and I know that his upcoming album is going to be SO great! Can't wait. I also met Levi through Imogen. :] Definately check out his MySpace page. :] myspace.com/leviweaver He writes a new blog pretty often, and he's not a bring author. :]

Posted by John Leonard in Ft. Worth Texas @ 04:34 on Jan 21 2007

levi is an awesome song writer and musician live artist and a really good person cuz i knoew him before he went to england and i saw him at the door in ft worth and he is still the same person

Posted by Abbey Welsh in Utah USA @ 20:19 on Dec 11 2006

I saw Levi preform at an Imogen Heap concert. He is amazing and his music is awesome.

Posted by April in Minnesota USA @ 17:48 on Jun 3 2006

I love this CD. And I found lyrics in his blog: http://www.myspace.com/leviweaver

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