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DAVID GRAY 'Draw The Line' [Release Date 14/09/2009]

CD I 2CD: "one of the most respected songwriters of his generation" Q Magazine August 2009

With 12 million album sales to date and the best selling album in Ireland ever with 'White Ladder', David Gray is certainly not one to rest on his laurels. Four years after his No.1 album 'Life In Slow Motion', David Gray returns with his highly anticipated new album 'Draw The Line', out September 14th. 'Draw The Line' marks a new chapter for David Gray and his first release with Polydor. The new record will be preceded by lead single 'Fugitive', out September 7th. The album was written and produced by David in his North London studio, The Church. Gray wrote the song 'Draw The Line' in June 2007, which lit the touch paper for the rest of the record and gives the new album its title. It's the warm sound of David Gray's unmistakeable voice and intelligent song writing under a new, revitalised light. Lead single 'Fugitive' is one of the many standout tracks on the album, featuring a soaring contribution from a gospel choir. Other highlights include a joyous collaboration with Annie Lennox on the album's epic finale 'Full Steam Ahead' and a telling duet with American singer-songwriter Jolie Holland on 'Kathleen'. 'First Chance' is buoyed by the sound of a high-strung guitar, while soulful piano based 'Transformation' builds to a powerful crescendo. "I'd been very introspective for whatever reason," he admits. "Partly success, partly things that happened in my life around the time of 'White Ladder'. I guess as a singer-songwriter you're gonna have a little bit of that anyway in your makeup. My previous records were inward most of the time. But suddenly with the song, 'Draw The Line', I'd kicked the front door down and I was outside. The world was my oyster: that's what I felt as a writer." A deluxe edition of the album will also be available from release with a bonus CD featuring 8 of David's greatest hits (including 'Babylon', 'Sail Away' and 'Other Side') performed live at London's Roundhouse.

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