Sarah Cracknell – Red Kite

Sarah Cracknell - Red Kite

I guess Sarah is best known for being the singer in pop sophisticates Saint Etienne, but she has had a pretty active solo singing career too: one previous album, Lipslide almost 20 years ago now, and several collaborations, with artists as such as Marc Almond and David Holmes. So Red Kite has been much anticipated and it does not disappoint; a great mixture of classic 60s pop (too be expected) but this time with a rather lovely English pastoral feeling running through the album. Nicky Wire from Manic Street Preachers duets on Nothing Left To Talk About, which, in my ideal world, would be number 1 during a long hot summer, and become the soundtrack to England wining back the Ashes. I can only dream.

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