Wednesday, November 3, 2021

"Don't Come Home Too Soon" by The Reds, Pinks & Purples

Psssst, whether he intends to do so or not, it appears that Glenn Donaldson, the brain and voice of The Reds, Pinks & Purples, is in the running for the WYMA triple crown. Two legs are done and dusted with his 2020 and 2021 albums easily making our top ten for those years (the 2021 release may end up #1 with us). In January he will release new LP Summer At Land's End via Slumberland Records (North America) and Tough Love Records (UK). Even in years in which we don't publish a favorite albums list (and we have been lax in recent years) we keep track. And I don't think an artist have ever had a top ten album in three consecutive years. But Glenn has the talent and is riding an impressive creative wave.

We haven't heard the album yet, but our eager ears devoured "Don't Come Home Too Soon", the first single. Based on that cut, this album will again feature Glenn's sad hearted and expressive lyricism leavened with shards of hope, all lushly illustrated with impeccable arrangements. If you think that we a predisposed to like the album, you are correct. But we fully expect our faith to be rewarded.

Vinyl collectors should note that there are two vinyl versions. One is a single disc of Summer At Land's End. The other version contains the album plus another disc of instrumental songs (not instrumental versions of the album's songs). I would not be surprised if both versions sell out in the pre-order stage.



Bandcamp for album

Link for album pre-order (Slumberland)

1 comment:

Douglas E. Heeren said...

OMG...another album by my fav musician. Thanks for the posting. That unique sound is and was the exact sound I had been searching for.