Peter Bruntnell - King Of Madrid - Vinyl LP
King Of Madrid is Peter Bruntnell's tenth studio album, and it's one that focuses on his unique songwriting talents. It also sees him returning to his roots, featuring beautiful, sometimes sixties-flavoured songs with his signature hints of psychedelia. Bruntnell's warm voice helps create a yearning atmosphere that gives the album a consistent and organic feel.
The self-effacing Devonian is the ultimate musician's musician, gaining respect from his peers all over the world for the atmospheric works that he creates with his long-distance songwriting partner Bill Ritchie. King Of Madrid was recorded in the Kiln, King's Langley with Bruntnell's long-term band Mick Clews (drums), Peter Noone (bass) and Dave Little (guitar) and their familiarity and comfortable interaction makes for a confident interpretation of the new songs.
Helping to underline the luscious sound (synthesiser, electric twelve-string and pedal steel abound) are guests BJ Cole, Iain Sloan and the Pretenders' James Walbourne, who provides synth flourishes.
King Of Madrid showcases a classic English songwriter at the top of his game.
Side 1: 1. Broken Wing / 2. Dinosaur / 3. Lucan / 4 Thief Of Joy / 5. Widows Walk. Side 2: 1 Memory Hood / 2. King Of Madrid / 3. Snow Queen / 4. London Clay / 5. National Library