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David Gray

British singer/songwriter David Gray had already released three overlooked albums by the time White Ladder (and its international breakthrough hit, "Babylon") brought his mix of acoustic instruments and electronic samples to the mainstream. Born in Manchester in 1968, Gray relocated to Wales at the age of nine before returning home to attend the University of Liverpool. While in school, he dabbled in several punk bands and began exploring new styles of writing, eventually uncovering his own poetic penmanship. Following a move to London, Gray signed to Hut Records in the United Kingdom and Caroline Records in the United States, releasing the debut single, "Birds Without Wings," in 1992. The next year saw the release of his first full-length record, A Century Ends, and Gray's trademark style of fiery vocals countered with folksy, acoustic songcraft began to find an audience, particularly in Ireland. However, despite frequent solo tours (as well as an opening slot for Shawn Colvin), Gray's edgy sophomore effort, Flesh, was met with an underwhelming response in 1994, and he was dropped from his label as a result.

Gray signed a new contract with EMI Records; meanwhile, the buzz in Ireland continued to build thanks to No Disco, an alternative music video program that showcased Gray every chance it got. Hanging onto that thread, Sell, Sell, Sell arrived in 1996 in limited quantities. Gray hitched up his touring boots and hit the road again, this time opening for such heavy-hitters as Radiohead and Dave Matthews Band, but a lack of mainstream response resulted in Gray's split from EMI. Recapturing and embracing his independence, he decided to self-finance his fourth album, White Ladder, and release it on his own label, IHT Records, in 1998. Recorded in a London apartment with an easy blend of samplers and acoustic guitar, White Ladder was a sublime leap forward for the underappreciated Gray. Ireland certainly recognized its merit, as the record immediately climbed into the Irish Top 30. Gray found other outlets for promotion as well, offering five tunes (including the elegiac title track) to the soundtrack of This Year's Love. The good fortune continued as former road pal Dave Matthews (who had taken a liking to Gray during their shared tour) made White Ladder the first release on his own ATO Records imprint in 2000. Boosted by this additional release, "Babylon" enjoyed a positive reception in the U.S. and peaked at number five on the U.K. charts. Its success coincided with Gray's performance on the main stage at Glastonbury, and White Ladder went on to enjoy multi-platinum sales.

Gray celebrated his newfound recognition by issuing a handful of albums in 2001, including a pair of compilations (Lost Songs 95-98 and The EP's 92-94) and two reissued records (A Century Ends and Flesh). Although his popularity remained greater in Europe, he maintained moderate success in the States as well, and A New Day at Midnight followed up his successful international breakthrough in the fall of 2002. Gray worked with producer Marius de Vries (Björk, Rufus Wainwright) for 2005's Life in Slow Motion; the reflective album debuted at the top of the charts in both Ireland and the U.K., giving Gray the highest chart rankings of his career. The singer then cobbled together his older material for 2007's Shine: The Best of the Early Years. The career-spanning Greatest Hits followed that fall, featuring two new tracks as well as Gray's most popular numbers.

Once again, David Gray found himself without a record label as he prepared to work on his eighth studio album. After setting up shop in his own London studio, dubbed the Church Studios, Gray began shaping his first set of original material since 2005. Vocalists Annie Lennox and Jolie Holland joined him on several songs, and the resulting Draw the Line was released in 2009 by Gray's new label, Polydor Records. "Fugitive" became a Top 40 hit in America, and the album itself charted well in multiple countries. Gray quickly returned with another album, Foundling, which drew its material from the Draw the Line sessions and hit stores less than 12 months after the previous album's release. His next record, Mutineers, was recorded at Church Studios and produced by Andy Barlow of Lamb. The June 2014 album was preceded by the single "Gulls," which displayed a change of direction for Gray, morphing from a minimalist, almost ambient, keyboard-led arrangement to a dark, noisy, powerfully haunting chorus. ~ Andrew Leahey & Kelly McCartney, Rovi
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Comments

nicolas1216
he was wonderful last week at the Oakdale theater in Connecticut, went with my mum.
nemesis life itself. yes
needing a bear hug right about now
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sadly i think this song got butchered by American Idol's Sam Woolfe :/
You know I'm in love with u "D" ��
moonlightpat h 4 5 1
Just saw him in Indy! He was amazing!!!
I wanna see him SO BAD! he is amazing
Just saw him last night. Tremendous show!
so jealous of goebach1, was just in NYC and saw he would be there Aug 4th!!!! Enjoy!!
Going to msg in NYC. Can't wait
cheeesejerky y
Bob* ._.
cheeesejerky y
Kinda reminds me of bon dylan's voice!
sb.panniello
I just saw him live in Boston and it was one of the best rock shows I have seen in a great while. Fabulous, wonderful performer!
sb.panniello
I just saw him live in Boston, one of thebest rock shows I have seen in a grat while!
David Gray is amazing....S a i l Away is hands down the best song.
David I am in love with you........L i s a Michelle Blythe...
If you think he sounds great, then when given the opportunity, you must see him in concert. Unbelievable performance. The absolute best concert. The talent is overboard with this artist.
david060014
I want to know who he is now!
jwbiere
I heard him just once, and created a station for him. I have been mesmerized ever since.
Pure passion in his voice
nemesis profound deep and dark from a poet
nemesis ,
Brilliant
silver lining ++++




deep and dark
legoluke21
Black&Green is right, everybody dies. Sadly, not everyone is born.
You will die anyway.
seth873
Lyrics offered for White Ladder are not even close... elyrics.com version is better.
if you do not repost this in 2 days you will die
Great song
Good song....chec k out my 'Skyscraper Radio' station. It's amazing!!!
kathrynantho n y
Birds without wings
kathrynantho n y
Profound lyrics, we should all take heed
Love this guys music !
My favorite artist of all time. Incredibly diverse, catchy hooks, and such an amazing and underrated lyricist.
Love his music, but that album cover... sad no one can make music w/o promoting Illuminati, but whatever right!?
Dont read this because it actually works. You will get kissed on the nearest possible friday by the love of your life. However if you do not post this comment to at least three songs you will die in 2 days. Now youve stared reading this so dont stop. This is so scaryput this on at leadt 5 songs in at least 143 minutes when if done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this scary cuz it actually works.
Amazing GOD SONG.. LOL
Class of his own
steveandlaur a 7 1 8 9
i just heard a really great indie songwriter on you tube :paul eliot funny vids
As a Nashville songwriter, session player, and road musician, I see the amazing and severely underrated talent, passion, and musically magnificent splendor that is David Gray. Unfortunate to not have knowledge of David prior to 2004, his music quickly encompassed me to the point I felt it had always been a part of my repertoire. David Gray quickly and truly became one of my top 3 favorite artists/band s of all time to include James Taylor and The Eagles.
I don't think that I can pick a favorite song from him...he's an excellent artist.
cork60
Ahhhhh, David Gray is sublime!!!
He has such a great voice. Kathleen is my favorite song by him so far!
What a great song I'm Leaving
I love him and the way he sounds.....
lpspin2
David Gray is the modern day Bob Dylan
a talented musician
joey music
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