Tales Told is British singer/songwriter Ian Broudie's debut release, staging a return to his roots with traditional instruments - real drums, acoustic guitars and fiddles with no studio trickery. All songs on the album are written by Ian Broudie, except "Smoke Rings", which Broudie co-wrote with Terry Hall. Whenever I Do" (Ian Broudie, James Skelly). He Sails Tonight" (Broudie, Skelly). Smoke Rings" (Broudie, Terry Hall). Always Knocking" (Broudie, Skelly).
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Former Lightning Seeds singer Ian Broudie's first release under his own name, Tales Told, is destined to languish alongside the latter releases- though not before its scattered moments of pop pellucidity spark some second thoughts. This former producer for Echo and The Bunnymen as well as The Fall has never confined himself to the production desk. In fact, Broudie got his break playing guitar for Big in Japan, whose other members later joined The Slits, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Lead single "Song for No One" best bridges the gap between the Seeds' infectious optimism and the new album's quiet despondency. I'll kiss the world with fingers crossed," Broudie sings over sprightly acoustic arpeggios and shaken percussion befitting The Guild League. He always had the clear, uncertain voice of an innocent, and age has only slightly rumpled its edges.
Album: Tales Told, 2004. Has been played on. Russia 1.
Release Date: Oct 11, 2004 Record label: Sony Genre(s): Indie, Rock. 40 Music Critic Score How the Music Critic Score works. Read text version . Tales Told - Poor, Based on 1 Critics. Five years on, Britain is a different place indeed, so it's no surprise that Broudie's first solo album by name has such a hungover, wistful feel.
Tales Told lacks the charm of the Seeds' most ebullient singles, and it's certainly no Crocodiles, either. 40. This album's appeal or otherwise lies in how much you'd want to wallow in tales of time passing and friends now gone.
Style: pop. Album year: 2004. Romantic Tales As Told By Pianist Quentin Kim - Quentin Kim. Blackwater Bridge - Gary Hassay & Anne LeBaron. Tales Told By Dead Men - Send More Paramedics, Zombie Apocalypse. Lil Uno Presents Tales From The Sick - Lil Uno. Tales Told - Bangalee.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|1||Song For No One||2:37|
|2||Whenever I Do||3:09|
|3||He Sails Tonight||3:03|
Written-By – Terry Hall
|5||Got No Plans||2:19|
|10||Home From Home||1:41|
- Producer – Ian Broudie
- Written-By – Ian Broudie (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 11)
|518633 2||Ian Broudie||Tales Told (CD, Album)||Deltasonic Records||518633 2||UK||2004|
|XPCD2691||Ian Broudie||Tales Told (CD, Album, Promo)||Deltasonic Records||XPCD2691||UK||2004|