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David Berkeley

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“Berkeley sings in a lustrous melancholy voice with shades of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake....As his melodies ascend to become benedictions and consolations, the music shimmers and peals.” — Jon Pareles, The New York Times

While living in a 35-person village in the mountains of Corsica, David Berkeley wrote the most haunting and powerful music of his life. Upon returning to Atlanta, he began recording a collection of these songs. The result, to be released in the fall of 2010, is Berkeley’s 4th studio
album, Some Kind of Cure, rich with the images from that Mediterranean island and even the sounds of the village church bell and Corsican singers that David recorded while there. Produced by Will Robertson and entirely fan-funded, the album features Peter Bradley Adams on piano, Kevin O’Donnell (Andrew Bird) on drums, Kim Taylor (Over the Rhine) on background vocals, and Lex Price (Mindy Smith) on mandolin and guitars. Berkeley’s philosophic and poetic lyrics have always set him apart from other singers of his generation. These songs feature his best writing yet, from the private whispers of a father to a son in the heartbreaking closing ballad “Winter Winds” to the roadside romance... (+) expand
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