Taking residence on my stereo recently has been “If” by Bill Ryder-Jones, former guitarist of the under-appreciated and still underrated Hoylake band The Coral. Ryder-Jones’ debut solo album takes the Neil Young approach of “heading for the ditch”.
By that I mean that Ryder-Jones has left his roots and forged his own path to created an album of startling orchestration and instrumentation with a widescreen cinematic concept: “If” is the imaginary soundtrack to the novel “If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller” by Italo Calvino.
I could have picked anything from the filmic beauty of the album but have chosen its melancholic, gorgeous closer:
This gallery contains 1 photo.
The age old argument of Beatles v Stones continues to this day as new generations discover the genius of both bands. I myself, like both. But I definitely fall into the camp of “Beatles nut”. I’ve voraciously collected their albums, read many books, magazines and articles; watched documentaries and films; visited museums and historic Beatles […]