David Bradstreet

Black & White

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Following the disappointing second album, Dreaming in Colour, David Bradstreet decided to not only co-produce it himself (Don Oriolo produced Dreaming in Colour) but also formed his own record company, Street Records, to release the album. This independence allowed Bradstreet to do what he does best, write and perform some brilliant folk tinged pop/rock songs. The fact that he named the album Black & White tips the listener off that this album is not as over-produced and overly complex as his second album. "Back to Basics" kicks the album off in fine style, and sets the grounding for the rest of the work. Bradstreet has the ability to write about life and life situations that is not condescending or trite. He is able to match this with beautiful tunes. This album is a brilliant mix of pathos and humour, much like life. Long time friend and collaborator Carl Keesee co-produced the album and also supplies some very tasteful bass playing throughout. In fact, Bradstreet and Keesee gathered together very talented people who are able to play very well together throughout the album. Jane Siberry makes her recording debut on this album, providing background vocals. All in all, a brilliant album. This is the album Bradstreet was waiting to make since first signing with A&M records. He finally had the freedom to do it, and the result is this great work.

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