JONATHAN WILSON ”Fanfare”

$26.00

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The acclaim for Jonathan Wilson’s 2011 debut, Gentle Spirit, meant he could call on some real heavyweights for the follow-up. The assembled cast here includes Jackson Browne and the Jayhawks, while none other than David Crosby and Graham Nash  drop into provide trademark silky harmonies. The result is that Fanfare is something of an epic shrine to softer 70s rock: balanced on a sixpence between Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Lennon’s Mind Games namesake Dennis Wilson’s exquisitely weary Pacific Ocean Blue. Any danger of a drift from homage into pastiche is avoided by the audible sincerity of the 38-year-old’s visions, and some top-drawer songwriting.