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ST PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES - HALF THE CITY Paul Janeway, frontman and eponymous saint, has a stone-cold show-stopper of a voice. He aims ambitiously for Al Green's sweet clarity and James Brown's unscripted abandon and gets improbably close. Like Alabama Shakes before them, the debt to past masters is unshakeable but the likes of I'm Torn Up and Like A Mighty River give the new boys a rousing repertoire all of their own.

to 2002's Amelie, returns with an album inspired by north Atlantic islands.

Conceived on Iceland and the Ile d'Ouessant off the western tip of Brittany, Infinity is a collection of soundscapes capturing the essence of these islands. The use of native singers on Ar Maen Bihan (Breton), Gronjoro (Faroese) and Steinn (Icelandic) delivers an even more authentic experience. Tiersen strikes an ideal balance between inventiveness and ambience as the tracks come across both storm-ravaged and peaceful - particularly on the rousing finale featuring Aidan Moffat.

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YANN TIERSEN - INFINITY The French composer, who found fame with his soundtrack
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 23, 2014
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