Levi Weaver - You Are Never Close To Home, You Are Never Far From Home

Published Tuesday 2nd September 2008
Levi Weaver - You Are Never Close To Home, You Are Never Far From Home
Levi Weaver - You Are Never Close To Home, You Are Never Far From Home

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 47867-14325
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by John Fisher

This is the first full length CD and follow up to the 2006 EP from the American singer/songwriter who was briefly located in the UK but now calls Nashville home. This man can tell a tale and he also knows how to write a good song. Once described in Cross Rhythms as a "major new talent" on the basis of this album then that can only be reinforced. I was reminded of the narrative songwriting skills of Tom Waits on "Of Bridges Burned", a song dealing with the hurt of past love. While Mr Weaver rasps his way on the rockier Me Without You-sounding song "Family Feud" he is just as able on the more soulful ballads such as on the violin backed "You Are Home". His taste for British music is reflected in the fact that he includes a cover of the Radiohead number "Idioteque". There isn't a weak song on the whole album and there is also a lyric sheet included. If you've yet to discover this hugely gifted songsmith 'You Are Never.' is an album you definitely need to search out.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Dear Friend [Listen]
2. Of Bridges Burned [Listen]
3. Family Feud [Listen]
4. You Are Home [Listen]
5. Sick, Or Determined- [Listen]
6. Which Drink- [Listen]
7. Idioteque [Listen]
8. Would Be Liars Be- [Listen]
9. Kansas, I Decline (Stars) [Listen]
10. Last Camden Stand [Listen]
11. An Epistle For Sal [Listen]

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