Pete Bruntnell – Played Out

All-acoustic deconstruction of singer-songwriter's career highlights

Trending Now

The Devon-based country diviner, assisted by longtime guitarist James Walbourne, picks through 10 selections from 1999’s career high-point Normal For Bridgewater and 2002’s lovely Ends Of The Earth, while dusting off 1996 debut album Cannibal for a run at “I Want You”. Easy-going, slung-in-a-hammock country-pop made sweeter by the New Zealander’s natural airiness (“Here Comes The Swells” is the greatest song Joe Pernice never wrote), its unplugged format tends to bleed things into one comfy whole, sometimes softening Bruntnell’s darker lyrical corners. However gentle, though, quality craftmanship shines through.

Advertisement

Latest Issue

Nirvana, Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, Altın Gün, Sly Stone, Grateful Dead, The Jam, Will Sergeant, Rodney Crowell, Sparks, Rodrigo Amarante, Lump, Jakob Dylan and PJ Harvey
Advertisement

Features

Dave Grohl looks back on Nevermind sessions: “Nobody thought Nirvana was going to be huge”

Thirty years after Nevermind transformed Nirvana from adolescent punks to global superstars, Dave Grohl tells us about the album's making, freezing cold rehearsal spaces, road trips with Kurt Cobain, and "Wilson Philips, Mariah Carey and fucking Bon Jovi"
Advertisement