15 Songs, 1 Hour 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2009, Jack Savoretti considered walking away from his blossoming music career. His frustrations included hearing an industry executive suggest he change his surname to something less Italian. A decade on, the Oxford-based singer-songwriter’s boldest album to date is the result of doing precisely the opposite and digging into his Italian roots. He took his band to Ennio Morricone’s studios in Rome, suggested they wear suits and set a target of creating songs that could soundtrack a Fellini film. The resulting album is decked out with strings, drama, flashes of folk and disco, and the overriding sense that it would be best heard in a vintage sports car sweeping its way down a mountainside. What ties these sophisticated and graceful pop songs to the rest of Savoretti’s more stripped-back catalogue is his arresting voice—a bruised and serrated transmitter of desire (“Candlelight”), heartache (“What More Can I Do?”) and, on “Touchy Situation”, lyrics donated by Bob Dylan.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2009, Jack Savoretti considered walking away from his blossoming music career. His frustrations included hearing an industry executive suggest he change his surname to something less Italian. A decade on, the Oxford-based singer-songwriter’s boldest album to date is the result of doing precisely the opposite and digging into his Italian roots. He took his band to Ennio Morricone’s studios in Rome, suggested they wear suits and set a target of creating songs that could soundtrack a Fellini film. The resulting album is decked out with strings, drama, flashes of folk and disco, and the overriding sense that it would be best heard in a vintage sports car sweeping its way down a mountainside. What ties these sophisticated and graceful pop songs to the rest of Savoretti’s more stripped-back catalogue is his arresting voice—a bruised and serrated transmitter of desire (“Candlelight”), heartache (“What More Can I Do?”) and, on “Touchy Situation”, lyrics donated by Bob Dylan.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

@franfoy1 ,

Absolutely Incredible

Totally love this album. Jack’s best to date. I’ve been following Jack since before Written in Scars was released and seen him and his amazing band play live many, many times. He puts his heart and soul into every word of every song. The strings, arrangement and cinematic feel make this a very special album. It really is the album that will finally make the world sit up and take notice of Jack Savoretti. Congratulations Jack and all the band.

Running man28 ,

Good but slowly more pop

Have been a fan since his first album in 2007. The albums have become more upbeat which is good, however would prefer a few more ballads like: Between the minds, Changes, Harder than easy etc.

So far his new songs are pretty good. Will need to hear the full album first.

Graham1971 ,

Pure...c...l....a...s...s.

Like a 60s master at the peak. Candlelight could be a Bond theme

Class is permanent.

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