Francis Dunnery – Only New York Going On
Posted on Apr 20th, 2007 by Alan @ 2:44 pm

Francis Dunnery

Francis Dunnery – singer / songwriter, producer, record company owner, psychology student, astrologer, horse trainer, inventor of the tapboard, and one of the finest guitarists around (a review of Ian Brown’s “Music Of The Spheres”, that featured Dunnery on guitar and gave him joint songwriting credits for F.E.A.R. among others described him as “peerless”). I have a compilation CD at home of tracks he’s played on and it’s quite an eye-opener – there are tracks by Santana, Lauryn Hill, Robert Plant, and many many more.

Unfortunately he doesn’t sling an electric guitar around his neck too often these days, preferring to go down the acoustic route more often than not. He ain’t bad at that though! This track is one of his finest pieces of work from the acoustic years, it’s from “Tall Blonde Helicopter” which was his third solo album after leaving It Bites and was released way back in 1995. His first album, which was only released in Japan (I paid £120 for an import copy – which makes me a mug, as it’s was re-released in 2003 for about a tenner!) is known by my sister-in-law as “the one where he’s trying to be Jon Bon Jovi”, and his second “Fearless” was a very polished, made for American radio, type of album. They’re both decent albums, but it was like he was still trying to find his own sound, which he undoubtedly had by 1995. His style has evolved since then but much more gradually.

Anyway, enough of this slavering, and on with the music.

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Buy it here – and while you’re at it, why not get your own personalised astrological interpretation? (That was a rhetorical question, by the way!)

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