Pete Kirk - Walking In The City

Wednesday 13th November 2002
Pete Kirk - Walking In The City
Pete Kirk - Walking In The City

RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

A Manchester-based singer/songwriter who's got together a quite reasonable album. In fact some of the productions by keyboard man Andy Green are exemplary examples of how to arrange and produce a budget line album with maximum effort. Also, Pete's voice, particularly on the worshipful songs, is plaintively pleasing. The problem is the songs themselves. Sometimes they are overly ambitious - too many images (and clichés) make the unflinching look at big city life of the title track unconvincing, while Pete's failing to grasp the discipline of correct scanning of lyrics make for some uncomfortable moments. But when it all comes together, like the haunting "In The Stillness", it all works very well. So.keep going Pete.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Dante in London @ 15:29 on Apr 5 2011

I think Pete's got a new album out - check his website. Both albums, and the website, are well worth avoiding: I can't not recommend them enough.

Posted by Mick Cathcart in Manchaester @ 20:14 on May 27 2007

I was a colleague of Pete at the time of the recording of this album and like to feel I was a driving force behind the albums conception.Pete's a tremendously talented solo artist who just needed a little encouragement to take that leap into the unknown and record his first album.Well done Pete and keep on rockin!!!

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