Review: ‘Night Divine’ – Brian Fallon

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Fallon, best known perhaps for his work as part of The Gaslight Anthem, delivers an intriguing record full of unique interpretations of classic hymns and carols.

You may look at this track list and think, well that’s been done before, but never like this. Take Fallon’s version of ‘Amazing Grace’ for example, so delicate and vulnerable in it’s delivery, it truly takes your breath away and tugs on your heartstrings. Again he adds a frailty to ‘O Holy Night’ but it’s laid back drum beat and electric guitar gives it a contemporary feel.

On ‘Leaning On The Everlasting Arms’ we hear Fallon’s vocals at their best, that gravelly tone still ever-present gives it character. The arrangement is stripped back, an acoustic guitar and organ working together well. As the song slowly builds the subtle addition of strings is welcomed.

Fallon has knocked it out of the park with this imaginative record, a must have for the holiday season. 

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