82 Plenty by Red Box 2010
There was a time when Red Box's second lp Motive would have been comfortably placed in the heart of my top 125. Then out of the blue a couple of years ago the third lp Plenty appeared. A joy in adult songwriting the chants and nursery rhyme lyrics replaced with slower songs of introspection. The stripped down simpler backing lets the songs breathe.
Occasionally straying to Coldplay territory especially in Hurricane which really should have been all over the radio
Unforeseen success in Poland has even led to a video being made for one of the singles
At the heart of the lp is a set of gorgeous songs of love and loss
I remember when I first played the lp I had a nervousness of hoping after all this time that it wouldn't be a let down. I'm not sure what i expected, I knew deep down there was no way it could be a Motive part 2 , the world had moved on for 20 years but from the opening chords of the first track I knew i needn't have worried.
Stay - Red Box
What started off as a great surprise has ended up one of those lps that I try and force on anyone who comes round.
You can buy Plenty here