Stephen Langstaff - When All Is Said

Published Wednesday 25th August 2010
Stephen Langstaff - When All Is Said
Stephen Langstaff - When All Is Said

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 95269-16860
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

It was Ben Martin's review of Stephen's excellent performance at last year's Greenbelt that first alerted me to this top rate singer/songwriter from Liverpool. Imagine a voice that sounds like a cross between Paulo Nutini and Jeff Buckley, songs that are haunting reflections on life, love and the Kingdom of God and a band of accompanists that wrap punchy yet sympathetic arrangements around Stephen's high, emotive vocals and you have one of the freshest singer/songwriters to emerge for years. The sound quality isn't the best on all these tracks but the singing, songwriting and playing is top quality. My current favourites are the piano-led "Does It Matter" and the punchy pop rock opener "Saw The Angels" but wherever you look you'll find finely crafted songs. This set is subtitled 2007-2009, can't wait to hear Stephen's latest songs.

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