Monday, 29 October 2012
Desert Island Discs - 105 Magic Land of Radio by Obi
105 - Magic Land of Radio by Obi 2002
On my never ending quest to find the next Prefab Sprout I've bought some duffers and some gems. I thought I'd struck gold in 2002 with Brighton's Obi's debut lp
Dreamy vocals that tell of a better place, romanticism in the lyrics , and the interesting changes in tempo and melody that was the early Sprout's signature tune.
There is a bit of folk , a bit of country ad a lot of pop and classic songwriting. At only 8 tracks it leaves you wanting more rather than out staying its welcome.
the instrumentation is subtle and never showy with not a wasted note.
I've posted the a couple of tracks. Somewhere Nicer is a quirky little pop song that would have fitted right in on Steve McQueen and Piano Song shows they could knock out an anthem with the best of them
Somewhere Nicer - Obi
Piano Song - Obi
You can buy the Magic Land of Radio here