Sharing its title with the name of the recording studio he operates with frequent collaborator Jay Malhotra, Sam Duckworth's second album (under his own name), the low-key, introspective Amazing Grace, was partly influenced by the toll taken by a serious illness involving a parasite he contracted during travel. Malhotra contributes significantly to the record, and despite its unconvoluted, mostly acoustic, singer/songwriter quality, other guests include Kate Nash, Gomez, Yourcodenameis:milo, the King Blues, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, and Megan Washington, and many, many more. Preceded by the sophistipop-style single "Only a Fool," Amazing Grace was his first release after signing with Alcopop!.
Amazing Grace Review
by Marcy Donelson