Review: The Bear – Dan Britton

Dan Britton

One thing is for sure, Britton knows how to record in style! Does it get much more idyllic than a studio on a narrowboat? Well, that’s where his latest offering ‘The Bear’ was recorded in Leicester.

Britton is a seasoned pro having played guitar for Jackie Leven, Bob Cheevers and Cathy Lesurf and released music solo, with his band and with duet partner Chris Conway. The new album features some of Britton’s most heartfelt and honest lyrics, all passionately delivered by his gritty vocals.

The title track is set to a familiar tune, and addresses the loss of important figures in Britton’s life like his father and dear friend. My favourite track on the album comes in the form of ‘Come Back To Us Friend’, it begins tugging on the heart strings from the moment that organ starts playing this long sustained notes. The harmonies add to the feeling at the end of the verses.

It is well produced, the producer has brought the best out of Britton’s acoustic guitar playing which is of course a strong point on the record. To summarise, Britton delivers the full package, strong production, strong musicianship and a great collection of songs.   

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