Album Name: Behind the Scenes
Artist: Peter Lacey
Year/Label: 2010 / Pink Hedgehog Records
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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Peter Lacey follows his recent album with Stephen Kalinch with a new solo album.
It’s a concept album of sorts about the interplay between reality and illusion he’s said.
It starts with the carnival sounds of Funfair for the Common Man which is ever so slightly eerie.
Sunday Painter sounds more upbeat, Lacey musing about an artist’s life. Musically it kinda reminds me of Stephen Duffy’s ever-underrated Lilac Time. It’s very light and airy.
Cast My Own Shadow is a neat, folksy tune with a laid back vibe that Lacey captures well.
Your Familiar Face lives up to its title by being pensive and carefully played as Lacey sings of a loved one. There’s a jazzy undertow to the song that’s very likeable.
This is a very unassuming concept album, though it’s clearly well done and heartfelt. It doesn’t overstay its welcome and might make even make you feel sad when it’s over.
1. Funfair For The Common Man
2. Transport Of Delight
3. Sunday Painter
4. Destination Home
5. Shadow Play
6. Psychedelic Tie
7. Cast My Own Shadow
8. Behind The Scenes
9. Claire Obscure
10. Laughing Boy Here
11. Your Familiar Face
12. Whatever Keeps Your Boat Afloat