Album review

Miracle Mile - Alaska

Miracle Mile is essentially Trevor Jones, who makes albums of gentle enchantment such as 2000's acclaimed Slow Fade. The follow-up is just as beguiling, and as a songwriter he recalls David Gates of Bread, particularly on "Wilful", which has one of the loveliest melodies you've heard since "Baby I'm-A Want You". Fans of Stephen Duffy's Lilac Time might also care to investigate. The pedal steel, by BJ Cole and Melvin Duffy, nudges proceedings in an alt.country direction, but these remain essentially pop songs in the most honourable sense of the term.

Rating: 3 / 10


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